Inspirational Stories

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

Erie Canal
Motivational Stories

Happy 100th to the Erie Canal

An ancestor and “Father of Civil Engineering” inspires a can-do attitude.

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A collage of people found in our collection of inspiring left-handers
Entertainment

10 Inspiring Left-Handers

Chances are, you know someone who is left-handed—lefties make up as much as 10 percent of the population—but you may not have known these 10 inspiring figures were southpaws.

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The blessings of sight
Inspiring Stories

The Blessings of Sight

Fighting a progressive eye disease with the help of doctors, family, friends and prayer.

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Nicki Cooper smiles at her twin sons
Stories of Hope

After Divorce, Could She Find Forgiveness?

They were parents of twin sons, but she and her ex-husband couldn't find common ground. How could she change her feelings?

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Lucky Dog host Brandon McMillan and a canine friend
Service Animals

Brandon McMillan Trains Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

Dog trainer Brandon McMillan, host of CBS-TV's Lucky Dog, on growing up in a circus, finding his calling, and why he trains dogs to help veterans

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Millie kept up her workouts with her trainer, Sam, by her side.
Living Longer, Living Better

She Thought Obesity Was Her Destiny—Her Trainer Disagreed

At 350 pounds she thought she'd never lose weight. Her trainer helped change her mind and her body.

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Roberta Messner
Aging Parents

Experience Has Taught This Nurse to Trust Her Intuition

A highly trained nurse reveals one of the secrets to her success: Trusting her instincts.

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Bill Marinelli feels most at home making music on a piano
America’s Angels

How Could This Homeless Veteran Get Back on Track?

His love for music sustained him in hard times. Volunteers of America helped him in ways he couldn't have imagined.

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Adam displays the engraved metal button that saved his life
God's Grace

What Stopped a Deadly Bullet Just Short of This Police Officer's Heart?

When he survived a gunshot to the chest, his doctors called him lucky, but there was more to it than that.

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Mysterious Ways staffer Daniel Hoffman
Miracles

Why Don’t Miracles Happen to Me?

A Mysterious Ways staffer talks with a writer to whom mysterious, miraculous things happen frequently. Will her magic rub off on him?

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