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Inspirational Stories About Illness or Healing
A Sandpiper To Bring You Joy (True Story) - "Six Words... that speak to me of harmony, courage, undemanding love. A gift from a child with sea-blue eyes and hair the color of sand - who taught me the gift of love..."
Hospital Window - "Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window..."
Unstoppable Women: Marion Luna Brem's Story - Two kinds of cancer, two surgeries, two children to support and given little but a death sentence by her doctors... this amazing women overcame the odds and won!
Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do! - Even before I could understand the words, doctors told my parents that if I did live I wouldn’t be active at all. I’d basically be a vegetable. They told my parents to put me in a home. I'm thankful they didn’t listen.
Inspirational Stories About Never Giving Up
If You Can Dream It... - "Helen is a shining example of what one can achieve, in the face of adversity. Helen is proof that If You Can Dream It, You CAN Achieve It..."
Never Quit - "A winner is not one who never fails, but one who never quits!..."
A D- - "I remember my Landon Junior High School seventh grade, math teacher's name very well. It was Mr. Young. He stood out because the kids made fun of him."
Inspirational Stories About Doing Good
Just a Typical Teenage Boy - "Courage is a matter of the heart. I wish that every person in the whole world had the courage of this one 'typical' teenager..."
Brian Grant - Companion in Courage - "Professional athletes do a lot of good in their communities, and I wish that they got more publicity for their efforts. The bad stuff always gets in the newspapers or on TV, but the hours spent helping others just don't seem to make a good story..."
Where is God's Perfection? - "Shaya's father knew that his son was not at all athletic and that most boys would not want him on their team. But Shaya's father understood that if his son was chosen to play it would give him a comfortable sense of belonging..."
General Inspirational Stories
Installing Love - A call to computer tech support: "After much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?"
Too Busy for a Friend... - "We want to show you something," his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket. "They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it..."
My Inspiration - "Even though the son was always on the bench, his mother was always in the stands cheering. She never missed a game..."
Growing Up or Growing Old - "There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success..." and this young 87 year old woman will teach them to you...
Best and Favorite Teacher - "Thank you Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference..."
Keep Your Fork - "It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming... like velvety chocolate cake or deep dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!..."
Invisible Smile - "It's so easy to get caught up in everyday life that we forget how simple it can be to bring cheer to ourselves and others. Giving a smile away takes so little effort and time..."
Inspirational Holiday Stories
White Envelopes - "It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription..."
Santa Grandma - "That night, I realized that those awful rumors about Santa Claus were just what Grandma said they were: ridiculous. Santa was alive and well..."