Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
Babette Davis, chef, restauteur and advocate for healthy eating
Living Longer, Living Better

Eating Better Transformed Her Health and Her Career

At 67 years old, this self-taught chef is the healthiest she’s ever been, and she's helping others get there too.

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2017 New York Women's Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan
Sports

Inspiring NY Marathon Winner Shalane Flanagan

Learn more about Shalane Flanagan, the inspiring winner of the 2017 New York Women's Marathon and the first American to win that event in 40 years.

 

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Candace Payne, the mom who became an internet sensation thanks to a Chewbacca mask
Answered Prayers

How Chewbacca Mom's Prayer Was Answered

The mother of two who became an internet sensation had one seemingly unattainable dream: To take her family to Disney World.

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A screenshot of the Guideposts homepage.
Inspiring Stories

Guideposts.org Wins National Award

The redesigned website has won industry recognition

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A senior man walking down a grocery aisle with a shopping basket full of items.
People Helping People

A Check-Out Line Encounter

An invaluable lesson about love and helping one another.

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A trail of people dressed warmly carrying various types of bread.
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Bread Brigade

This special team of volunteers continued the bread tradition in his honor.

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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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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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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 weight lifted from Lisa when she admitted to what she’d been hiding.
Living Longer, Living Better

How She Overcame Adult Illiteracy and Changed Her Life

She knew that her struggles with reading and spelling were holding her back. Was it too late to learn?

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