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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

Three books that uplift CBS's Byron Pitts

Three books that uplift CBS's Byron Pitts.

Pets: Peggy Frezon and her dog

Your dog's resume is quite impressive! Here are some work suggestions for your furry friend.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Heavenly angels help her!

A young woman fears the worst and prays for help from heavenly angels when she goes overboard in the rapids.

by Jennifer Kelly
, Queen Creek, Arizona

Dinner recipes: Woman finds friends at church supper

A shy woman has the chance to open up when she decides to help with community dinners.

by Judith Hupp
, Trescott, Maine

Lucinda Scala Quinn on cooking for men and boys

"There's an art to cooking for guys," says Lucinda.

by Lucinda Scala Quinn
, New York, New York

Meb Keflezighi

Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi was only the second American to win the New York City marathon. But his journey to success was a long one.

by Meb Keflezighi
, San Diego, California

Inspiring story of Byron Pitts overcoming obstacles

60 Minutes correspondent Byron Pitts shares his inspiring story of facing challenges along his journey to success.

by Byron Pitts
, Montclair, New Jersey

Jason Heyward's inspiring story about number 22

The inspiring story behind Braves right-fielder Jason Heyward's jersey

by Ron Berler

Pets: Peggy Frezon and cat

June is Adopt a Cat Month! Peggy Frezon helps you find the right match.

by Peggy Frezon
, Rensselaer, New York

Edward Grinnan of Guideposts

A special issue of Guideposts honors the fourth of July with stories of hope and faith.

by Edward Grinnan

The secrets to John Wooden's success

A writer interviews basketball coaching legend John Wooden in hopes of finding the secret to his success.

by Leonard E. Le Sourd

Rick Hamlin

Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin tells an inspirational story about his father, in honor of Father's Day.

Motivational stories: His friends gave him hope

He got bullied because of his disabilities—but there were two people who knew he could succeed.

by Brock Hibbs
, Weatherford, Texas

NASCAR racer Dan Wheldon, holding his newborn son

Meet two-time Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon, who talks about the joys of fatherhood.

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