Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
NBC News anchor Lester Holt
Movies and TV

NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt on His 'Inspiring America' Segments

The respected news anchor discusses why he considers the positive stories he shares under the Inspiring America banner to be a vitally important part of his job as a journalist.

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Dr. Omalu is now chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, California, as well as a clinical professor at UC Davis.
Finding Life Purpose

The Doctor Who Discovered the Dangers of Concussions in Football

Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery shook the NFL, but he had dealt with struggles of his own, including depression.

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Matthew West Book "Hello My Name Is"
Books

Matthew West's New Book Is All about Finding Your True Identity

The Christian artist says living an authentic life shouldn’t be measured by the number of likes you get on your selfie. 

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Erie Canal
Motivational Stories

Happy 200th 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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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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