Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.

A basket full of letters addressed to Richard, the fireman.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Eternal Flame

Memories from loved ones brought this firefighter joy.

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Craig Grossi with his pal, Fred
Dogs

Why This Veteran Brought a Dog Home from Afghanistan

A dog he named Fred gave a Marine comfort and hope in war-torn Afghanistan. Could he return the favor?

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A woman expresses herself in conversation to a welcoming veteran in the outdoors.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Stories of Service

A veteran shares a moment with a passerby about birdseed and birds.

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Sharon treasures this book, her only volume from her late father’s library.
Family

The Gift that Restored Her Connection to the Father She Barely Knew

A massive flood had ruined the precious books that belonged to her late father. How could the irreplacable be replaced?

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A woman undergoes an MRI examination
Stories of Hope

She Had Claustrophobia, So How Could She Handle an MRI?

Small spaces terrified her. What would help her find peace instead of panic?

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Smoke and the Base Operations Section Marines at Camp al Taqqadum in Iraq
Service Animals

Bringing Smoke Home

Marines never leave anyone behind. Not even a donkey.

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Lynne’s proud of Ben’s progress; today he’s a mentor to recovering addicts and finishing college.
Addiction and Recovery

A Mother Learns to Turn Her Addict Son Over to God

He was kicked out of a sober-living home. Could she believe him when he said he was finally ready to give up drugs?

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Oprah's New Book Shares 'The Wisdom of Sundays'
Books

Oprah's New Book Shares 'The Wisdom of Sundays'

In a wide-ranging interview with Guideposts.org, Oprah talks about gratitude, purpose and finding peace. 

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Jump at the chance to be kind
Positive Living

Jumping at a Chance to Be Kind

Look for moments when the world is need of a good deed, and you will find yourself surrounded with positive opportunities.

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June Floyd has a special relationship with the rabbit — appropriately named Thumper — that makes her home in the senior living location in Fort Collins, Colorado, where June lives. Thumper's favorite lunch? Salad bar, of course.
Sponsored Content

Furry Friends with Benefits

These friendly animals give senior living residents the comfort they need.

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