Inspirational Stories

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

Kindness toward others
Kindness toward others
People Helping People

How a Kind Deed Can Transform a Day

A stranger on the subway and a pack of tissues made all the difference.

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The miracle of winter flowers
The miracle of winter flowers
Life Advice

The Miracle of Winter Flowers

Indoor gardening has never been my forte, which makes houseplant successes all the sweeter.

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Jimmy Spagnolo, 6, rings a bell to signify the end of his cancer treatments at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Jimmy Spagnolo, 6, rings a bell to signify the end of his cancer treatments at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Motivational Stories

A Victory Dance After Chemo

6-year-old Jimmy Spagnolo's inspiring journey through a year of chemotherapy has touched thousands across the country.

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Positive thinking at the doctor's
Positive thinking at the doctor's
Life Advice

The Positive Power of Words

We can’t control our medical providers’ words, but we can make our internal monologue positive and healing-focused.

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A life filled with the love of dogs, compassion and joy.
A life filled with the love of dogs, compassion and joy.
Books

Dogs, Faith and Mystery

Always By My Side shares how dogs helped fill a life with love, joy and compassion.

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Valerie Herskowitz behind the counter at the Chocolate Spectrum
Valerie Herskowitz behind the counter at the Chocolate Spectrum
Special Needs Children

She Created Jobs for Her Son and Other Autistic Adults

A mother finds a path to give her autistic son a purpose in his adult life.

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Laura Boggs and her daughter Maggie
Laura Boggs and her daughter Maggie
Stories of Hope

Snark No More: She Gave Up Sarcasm for Lent

A woman who too often turned to sarcastic judgement of other people shares how her daughter convinced her to give up "snark" for Lent. Look for Laura's story in the March 2017 edition of Guideposts.

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A friend whose life, even death, was filled with hope.
A friend whose life, even death, was filled with hope.
Friends

Hope in Life And Death

Admiration for a friend whose life always held onto the promises of God through faith.

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Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson
Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson
Finding Life Purpose

Black History Month: Inspiring Black Americans

All month long, Guideposts.org recognized the courageous, inventive and revolutionary African Americans who changed the course of history and made a lasting contribution to the world. Many of them became famous for being the first in their field, for fighting for their rights, standing up against injustice or for their talent and achievements in the arts. Here are some American figures we should be celebrating all year long. 

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An angel who bakes cakes
An angel who bakes cakes
Inspiring Stories

An Angel Who Bakes

A morning commute is brightened by an uplifting article about the pastry chef for God’s Love We Deliver.

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