Stories of Hope

Hopeful stories are windows into the wonderful possibilities life has to offer. Stories of hope bring to life the ways in which people support each other, miracles make lives better, and individuals find new roads through challenging times. Turn to stories about hope whenever you need an encouraging boost on your path toward your best life.

Brennan (left) and Breckan have outgrown action figures but are still Nicki's best buddies

The First Christmas as a Single Mom

Could she make Christmas special for her young sons and find some joy for herself?

Flood rescue

7 Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey

In the middle of devastation and suffering, witnessing moments of love and grace

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Rays from the rising sun stream through dark clouds

Hurricane Irma: Coping With Fear and Anxiety

Bible verses, prayers and stories for comfort and hope 

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A satellite image of Hurrican Irma
Steve and Lynne both know second chances are a rare blessing.

Was This Widow Ready to Love Again?

Still struggling 12 years after her husband's death, something convinced her to respond to a listing on an over-50 dating site: a vintage bright yellow VW bus.

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Helping someone after Hurricane Harvey

Grace in the Midst of Hurricane Harvey

A storm doesn’t dampen the spirit of community and even celebration.

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Dr. Edith Eva Eger

Dr. Edith Eva Eger: Her Dance of Life

Dr. Edith Eva Eger, author and clinical psychologist, shares her memories of the Holocaust and reveals how those experiences inspired her to pursue a life of service and healing.

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Andrew in the garden with his son, Marty, and wife Kathy

A Small Piece of Heaven: The Joys of Gardening

Listen as husband and father of two Andrew Siegel, having started small by growing a single tomato plant years ago, explains why he now finds great joy in time spent in the garden with his family.

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How to let go of past mistakes

5 Bible Verses to Help You Let Go of Past Mistakes

Beating yourself up over something you did? Stop. And move forward to embrace God’s fresh offerings.

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Chewbacca Mom Shares How Her Life Has Changed

This video is still in the works. Check back soon to see the finished product.

We cannot stand on the sidelines when hatred is expressed.

Love More, Hate Less

It takes all of us to make our world a more hopeful and caring place. We need to be agents of change.

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Kim (in red) with her sister, Karen, and their dogs, Cooper and Bentley

Early-onset Alzheimer's: A Sister's Caregiving Journey

Her twin sister had always been strong. Now that her twin was dealing with Alzheimer's, it was her turn to be the strong one.

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Andean condor, Lianni in her natural habitat.

The Most Fragile Creatures

This Andean condor desperately needed help — and this vet was just the right person.

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NBC News anchor Lester Holt

NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt on His 'Inspiring America' Segments

The respected news anchor discusses why he considers the positive stories he shares under the Inspiring America banner to be a vitally important part of his job as a journalist.

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