Inspirational Stories

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

Guideposts Classics: Luciano Pavarotti on Making the Most of God's Gifts

In this story from March 1985, the world-renowned tenor shares how he came to embrace the gift God had given him.

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Bitty  Beaus coffee shop employees
People Helping People

Bitty & Beau's Brews Possibility for People with Disabilities

The North Carolina coffee shop hopes to welcome you with a cup of Joe and a message of inclusivity.

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Candace Payne, known to millions around the world as Chewbacca Mom
Stories of Hope

Chewbacca Mom Shares How Her Life Has Changed

Candace Payne, known to millions of people around the world as Chewbacca Mom, recalls the day her video went viral and shares how the experience changed her life.

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Jeff Bauman with Jake Gyllenhaal at a Boston Red Sox game
Movies and TV

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor on the Story behind 'Stronger'

Jeff Bauman shares his story of recovery and hope following the tragedy and how he felt seeing his life played out on screen. 

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Aaron Judge singles in the first inning of a game at Yankee Stadium in September 2016
Sports

For Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge, Faith and Family Come First

The right fielder, who hit more home runs in his rookie season than any player in history, relies on faith and family to help him remain humble.

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Frida the rescue dog pictured in early September.
Service Animals

Frida the Rescue Dog Saved Lives in Mexico City

This canine went on a mission to find others in the destructive Mexico earthquake.

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An artist's rendering of Shirley's heart-shaped cakes
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Hearts for History

A woman uses her baking skills to help fund a sprucing-up of her community's historic cemetary.

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An artist's rendering of a mature woman allowing a young woman in a hurry to go ahead of her at the grocery checkout
People Helping People

Someone Cares: After You!

A retiree who's in no rush discovers a simple way to make life a bit easier for those who are feeling harried.

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Andrew and Christy learned from each other
America’s Angels

World Autism Day: One Man's Story of Independence

A retired middle school teacher helped transform the life of a young man with Asperger's 

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Bestselling author, motivational speaker and life coach Mastin Kipp
God's Grace

Mastin Kipp on Embracing Life's Divine Storms

The bestselling author and functional life coach shares how a series of events that rattled him to the core proved to be the best thing that could happen to him.

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