Inspirational Stories

We are constantly immersed in stories—from
television news to films, novels and
TV programs. The inspiring real-life
stories we tell here are stories of faith,
hope and love, stories of challenges 
overcome as well as small unexpected
moments of grace.

More importantly, our inspiring true stories
are about and by people like you.
People who have discovered how to
live their lives with more hope and joy
and, through their stories and experiences,
have helped others to do the same.


Recent Inspirational Stories

Inspiring story of foster mom encouraging daughter

She was my mother, grandmother, teacher and so much more.

by Victoria Rowell
, Los Angeles, California

Good foods for your heart

Laughter, chocolate and wine can lead to a healthier and happier heart.

by Jessica C. Kraft
, San Francisco, California

Tim Bendall

Created in the 1800s by a hunter with limited ingredients to work with, Brunswick Stew has become a culinary institution in southeastern Virginia.

by Tim Bendall
, Prince George, Virginia

Deanna Favre's survival story of breast cancer

There are many survival stories about breast cancer, but this one is about Deanna Favre's public battle with the deadly disease.

by Deanna Favre
, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Inspiring story of mother connecting with autistic son

The inspiring story of how one mom found a way to connect with her autistic son

by Elaine Hall
, Santa Monica, California

Kitten is angelic being for one woman

After the death of her husband, a woman and her grandson find an angel on their front steps who brings them comfort and happiness when they need it the most.

by Carole Silvia
, Taunton, Massachusetts


January is National Mentoring Month! What's the secret to finding a mentor in your stage of life? And who makes a good one?

by Jessica C. Kraft
, San Francisco, California

Meredith Vieira's inspiring story of healing after Virigina Tech shooting

Meredith Vieira tells the inspiring story of how she served as both reporter and comforting mom after the tragedy.

by Meredith Vieira
, Westchester, New York

Karen Kingsbury and her family

She took one look at them and knew they were meant to come home with her.

by Karen Kingsbury
, Vancouver, Washington

Motivational stories: Russell Martin inspires son to work hard

Russell Martin, Jr.'s motivational story about how his father taught him to work hard at baseball—just like he did with his music.

by Russell Martin, Jr.
, Los Angeles, California

Inspiring story of hope after heart transplant

In honor of American Heart Month, read how Kelly Perkins was climbing peaks again just 10 months after her heart transplant.

by Alina Larson

Motivational stories: Matt Allen gives away free ice cream

Matt Allen is on a mission to bring sweet treats to the masses. He shares his motivational story with us.

by Alina Larson

Her father loved her pecan muffins. He hoarded them, even in the afterlife!

by Kathy Schendle
, Monroe, Louisiana

Woman on the Phone

Helpful advice on what to say and do when a caregiver is going through a difficult time.

by Lee Woodruff
, Westchester, New York

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