Inspirational Stories

The inspirational, feel good stories posted in this section are from everyday visitors, like YOU, through our post a story page. Please browse through the stories and then share yours!

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Winter Joys

By Joseph J. Mazzella on January 08, 2018 / 1,826 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on January 08, 2018 / 1,826 views

When I was a boy growing up I never looked forward to January. It was a time of short, gray days and long, dark nights. The bitter wind here in the mountains made waiting outside for the school bus very painful. The windows were covered in frost, the sidewalks were slick with ice and the water pipes to the house would freeze at times. Even the floors were cold when I got up in the morning. The Christmas...

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What Happiness Is

By Anon on January 08, 2018 / 2,180 views

By Anon on January 08, 2018 / 2,180 views

I’d just like to remind everyone here that you don’t need constant euphoria to be happy. Happiness is when, despite the inevitable negative aspects of your life, you always feel at peace and, even if you’re unhappy right now, you’re at least satisfied knowing the future may be more positive. Before you dismiss this completely, thinking that it’s not easy to feel this...

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More Lessons To Learn

By Jodi-Ann E.M. Morgan on January 07, 2018 / 1,704 views

By Jodi-Ann E.M. Morgan on January 07, 2018 / 1,704 views

Some years ago, I posted a short story called "Lessons Learnt". Turns out, I have learnt some more lessons I'd like to share. Last year, the company I work for held their annual 5K event. I am not the athletic type, at all, but since proceeds are for charity I do these kinds of races every now and then. After the race, a concert was held on the premises. It was a night run, and the...

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Who's Watching

By Kay Heitsch on January 05, 2018 / 1,857 views

By Kay Heitsch on January 05, 2018 / 1,857 views

We never know who is watching what we're doing. This last Christmas we were in a Christmas Eve service at a church in Worthington, Ohio. We had just finished the candlelight service and there was a silence over the congregation. Since the service was almost over I started to put my coat on. Our grandson Noah (who has special needs) must have been watching me. The silence was broken...

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3 AM On New Year's Day I Saw The Dark Bags Under My Eyes And I Finally Decided What My New Year's Resolution Should Be

By Jakeery on January 03, 2018 / 1,911 views

By Jakeery on January 03, 2018 / 1,911 views

I work the 3rd shift at my job. If anyone knows what it's like to work the graveyard shift, it's terrible. I sleep all day and I'm awake all night. I hardly get a good "nights" sleep. On top of this, I have a wife and daughter. She's turning a year old this month and I feel like I've only seen her for maybe two months out of her entire life. I sleep while she's...

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Moments, Days, Years

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 30, 2017 / 3,667 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 30, 2017 / 3,667 views

When I was a young man I had a lot of ego and very little empathy. I thought I knew everything. I looked forward to fame and success. I can even remember once in college arrogantly telling one of my friends: “If only everyone listened to me then they would all be happy.” I finally left school ready to take on the world. Little did I know the world was about to take on me. In the years...

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We Don't Wear Signs

By Sunny Skyz on December 29, 2017 / 4,467 views

By Sunny Skyz on December 29, 2017 / 4,467 views

As I was pulling into work, I was following this car. The sign in the back window says, "Learning stick sorry for any delay." Knowing this information, I was very patient with their slow shifting, and honestly they were doing pretty well for still learning. Then I asked myself a tough question: Would I have been just as patient if the sign hadn't been there? I can almost definitely say...

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Why Me?

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 26, 2017 / 3,459 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 26, 2017 / 3,459 views

It was many years ago. I was a college graduate with a degree but no job. My substitute teaching work had dried up and I was getting desperate. I had a family to feed and little money left. Fortunately, my oldest brother had been able to get me a job at the local lumber mill where he worked. While I was grateful, my first day there was quite a blow to my ego. The job paid barely above minimum wage. The work...

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Choose Love

By Creig Crippen on December 24, 2017 / 3,132 views

By Creig Crippen on December 24, 2017 / 3,132 views

You are being presented with a choice: either evolve, or remain. If you choose to remain unchanged, you will be presented with the same challenges, the same routine, the same storms, the same situations .. until you learn from them. Until you love yourself enough to say "no more", until you choose change. If you choose to evolve, you will connect with the strength within you. You will explore what...

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Breaking Free

By Alabama on December 22, 2017 / 2,357 views

By Alabama on December 22, 2017 / 2,357 views

I broke up with my boyfriend today. Someone who I'd wanted to be with for 3 years. Someone who I prayed to God about on more than one occasion. Someone whom I used to cry tears of happiness over when I realized that I'd actually ended up with them. Someone whom, in the end, broke my heart. He turned out to be, how would one put it? Emotionally abusive. It took me 7 months to realize it and 5...

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Be The Light

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 22, 2017 / 2,746 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 22, 2017 / 2,746 views

I was walking my dogs on a dreary, dismal day in November. A cold, misty rain was falling. The colorful leaves of the month before were now on the ground slowly rotting away. The trees looked like brown and gray skeletons in the woods. The grass in the meadow had gone yellow and dormant as well. There wasn’t a butterfly or flower to be seen. Overhead the sky was a dozen shades of gray. Being light...

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Home For The Holidays

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 20, 2017 / 1,973 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 20, 2017 / 1,973 views

It was the middle of December several years ago. I had some old Christmas records playing. A light snow was falling outside but I didn’t mind. I was getting ready to head to my daughter’s college to bring her home for the holidays. The weather forecast had only called for light flurries and I was an experienced driver in snow so I wasn’t worried as me and my two sons put on our...

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Calypso

By Alicia on December 18, 2017 / 1,623 views

By Alicia on December 18, 2017 / 1,623 views

I would like to tell the story about the adopted mustang Calypso, who saved me from a terrible accident. I adopted Calypso from the BLM along with two mustangs, when I heard that the government had tens of thousands of wild horses in captivity. When I got the horses home, I began learning how to introduce wild horses to the human world. I had four domestic horses and they were a big positive influence, showing...

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I Didn't Expect Going To The Gym To Be This Satisfying

By Vizzun on December 18, 2017 / 1,439 views

By Vizzun on December 18, 2017 / 1,439 views

When I first decided to start going to the gym, I thought it would be difficult and require a lot of discipline. Boy was I wrong. Working out is fun. Being out of breath is exhilarating, murdering your muscles feels nice and the endorphin rush is actually a thing. Every time i leave happy and confident. I thought I would have to force myself to do it. That it would take discipline and...

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Don't Let Your Comfort Zone Defeat Your Potential

By The Grone on December 18, 2017 / 3,000 views

By The Grone on December 18, 2017 / 3,000 views

"Growth requires discomfort. If you stick with what is comfortable, you’re giving up any hope of surprising yourself, of finding greatness, of having the best experiences human life has to offer." — Thomas Oppong One of the most cliché, but ever-so-true, statements that many personal evolution coaches seem to agree on is the fact that the magic starts to happen...

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Hope... Of A Beautiful Tomorrow

By Gayathri.M on December 13, 2017 / 2,973 views

By Gayathri.M on December 13, 2017 / 2,973 views

She stared at her reflection in the mirror...beyond the bouncy curls and dimpled cheeks,there were her eyes,filled with apprehension and a sense of anticipation...would she able to face her fears with courage and overcome them? She had no answer at the moment...but one thing was for sure...it was time to show the whole world..and most importantly to show herself what she was truly capable of! We all...

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Fearless Love

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 11, 2017 / 2,366 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 11, 2017 / 2,366 views

I was looking at some photo albums today. That is where us old folks used to store our pictures before smart phones were invented. Anyway as I was going through them I found a worn and dusty one at the bottom of a pile and opened it gently. As I slowly turned the pages I suddenly saw a picture of my beautiful daughter, Beth that instantly grabbed my heart and transported me back in time. It was 25...

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