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

Advice for communicating with your spouse

When your spouse isn't listening, it's time to stop nagging. Change your thinking and open your communication and you'll find you may get the point across.

by Alina Larson

Spread the positive thinking vibe!

Expert Jon Gordon shares a few tips for keeping your employees and everyone around you positive.

by Jon Gordon
, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Alec found success as a caregiver

Retirement bored him until he discovered happiness comes from being a caregiver to homebound seniors.

by Alec Rogers
, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Guideposts readers motivate to help build houses

After reading the inspiring story about the Red Feather Development Group, these folks decided to pitch in and help build houses.

by Ptolemy Tompkins

Pali found self-improvement with her dogs

When an ex-addict's life had figuratively gone to the dogs, her path to self-improvement literally went to the dogs--dog rescue, that is.

by Matthew S. Bajko
, San Francisco, Calif.

Denzel Washington's inspiring story of success

Denzel Washington's inspiring story of success reminds us that there are always people out there to help us along the way.

by Denzel Washington
, Los Angeles, California

Mother and daughter in the kitchen

When I was sick with breast cancer, mom knew if we all came together to bake taralles, it would restore my strength like nothing else.

by Louise Spinelli
, Napa, California

Inspiring story about Sela Ward starting Hope Village for Children

Actress Sela Ward shares her inspiring story of creating a safe place for children.

by Sela Ward
, Los Angeles, California

Martina McBride

The country star's story of returning to her roots is a good lesson for anyone in search of their passion.

by Martina McBride
, Nashville, Tennessee

Motivational stories: Special effects artist finds rewarding job

He wanted to help real people with his artistic skills. His motivational story proves you can find what you're looking for.

by Alina Larson

Dessert recipes: Julie Garmon's Homemade Peach Ice Cream brings back memories

A warm spring day only weeks before my daughter's wedding. Boy, did I need something to cool me off! I just happened to have the perfect dessert recipe...

by Julie Garmon
, Monroe, Georgia

Alberto Salazar

One of those motivational stories that makes you want to strive for all that you've ever wished for.

by Alberto Salazar
, Eugene, Oregon

Kathryn Slattery

A daughter finds common ground and healing with her ailing mother.

by Kathryn Slattery
, New Canaan, Connecticut

When you're looking after a sick spouse, it's important that you care for your own health and well being too.

by Alison Goran
, New York, New York

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