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.

Actress Chrissy Metz

'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz On Resilience

The actress shares how overcoming early hardships helped prepare her for her first feature film

6 Life Lessons from an Old Log Cabin

6 Life Lessons from an Old Log Cabin

How renovating an old, rundown place ended up restoring her life after divorce

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Elizabeth Jennings: A Civil Rights Icon of Faith and Courage

Elizabeth Jennings: A Civil Rights Icon of Faith and Courage

This church-going teacher stood up for her right to use New York's public transportation more than a century before Rosa Parks' courageous stand.

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Cynthia Gandhi Dobbs

How Becoming American Helped Her Honor Her Past

Cynthia Gandhi Dobbs always felt American—until it was time for her to become a citizen. Now she wondered if she were leaving her Indian culture behind.

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Nicole Lindsey and Timoth Paule

Meet the Beekeeping Couple Transforming Vacant Lots

Timothy Paule and Nicole Lindsey use their passion for bees to beautify and educate their community.

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Clarence with a U.S. tank from World War II

How Two Veterans, Once Enemies, Became Friends

A World War II veteran traveled to Germany to meet an old, German veteran he first met in the battlefield

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Nicole Lindsey and Timothy Paule

The Founders of Detroit Hives on Their Love of Bees

Detroit Hives is a nonprofit that transforms vacant properties into bee farms and educates the community about the importance of honeybees.

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Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom: A Spirit-Lifting True Story

Guideposts announces a new ebook, available as a free download, that tells the inspiring story of Corrie ten Boom, who helped hundreds escape death at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. */    

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Faith, hope and love

Three Words That Shape a Meaningful Life

The powerful forces that fuel one’s spirit to live, survive and thrive

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Aysa Branch

Asya Branch's Mission to Inspire Children of Incarcerated Parents

Browse our gallery of photos of Asya Branch, Miss Mississippi 2018, who works with children of incarcerated parents.

Susan Salomone and husband, Steve

Addiction Claimed Her Son's Life, But Not His Story

Susan Salomone uses what happened to her son to help end the stigma associated with addiction

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Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver's Instructions for Living

The poet’s extraordinary work calls each of us to notice the natural world in all its stunning, perplexing detail.

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Embracing difficult times

Embracing the Difficult Path

Finding meaning in the everyday struggles of life. 

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Always hang on to hope

Martin Luther King, Jr. on ‘Infinite Hope’

Distinguishing between today’s challenges and tomorrow’s possibilities is part of King’s inspiring legacy.

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