Stories of Hope

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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How to fight winter blues

3 Tips for Beating the January Blues

Despite the fact that Christmas is over and the days are cold and short, there are ways to feel gratitude and pleasure.

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Why June Scobee Rodgers Helped Create The Challenger Center

Why June Scobee Rodgers Helped Create The Challenger Center

The Challenger families did not want the disaster to be the end of the crew’s mission. In August 1988 they unveiled the Challenger Learning Center in Houston—a place where students can climb aboard a child-sized space station and fly a simulated mission.

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He Led Hundreds of Jewish Children to Safety During the Holocaust

He Led Hundreds of Jewish Children to Safety During the Holocaust

Georges Loinger was a former POW and member of the French Resistance who helped smuggle at least 350 Jewish children out of occupied France.

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How Inspiring Stories Can Help Fight Addiction

How Inspiring Stories Can Help Fight Addiction

Learn more about Resolve2Quit.org, a powerful new platform that helps people overcome addiction through personal storytelling. 

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Eddie and his wife, Connie, on a recent visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Washington, D.C.

A Veteran's Emotional Visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

He lost his legs in Vietnam but his commander lost his life. Would he ever be able to forgive himself?

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A woman on a beach greets the new year with a hopeful attitude

6 Ways to Build Hope in the New Year

Change your attitude with these tips to help you hang on to hope in the New Year.

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Eddie Beesley at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

A Veteran Honors His Fallen Comrades at the Vietnam Memorial

This Vietnam veteran returned a broken man after his lieutenant's death. A visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial finally helped him to forgive himself for having survived.

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Apollo 8 astronauts James Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman (from left)

Merry Christmas from the Moon: An Inspiring Message of Hope and Faith

On December 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8, while orbiting the moon, shared an inspiring Christmas message with the world.

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A Guideposts staffer shares a Christmas memory

Guideposts Staffers Share What Christmas Means to Them

Four Guideposts staffers read from Guideposts' The Joys of Christmas 2018 and share their favorite memories of the season.

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