Inspirational Stories

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Motivation From A Stranger

By A Friend on May 28, 2019 / 1,130 views

By A Friend on May 28, 2019 / 1,130 views

A week ago I started running again for the first time in over a year. I've been pushing myself hard every single day. Today I was running on a trail, and I passed a guy. He made eye contact and gave me a thumbs up. I was running back, and I passed him again. This time he said "keep it up buddy." I dont know why, but that was like rocket fuel. I was almost blown up, but that got me going and I...

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A Proud Mama Moment

By Dawn on May 24, 2019 / 1,612 views

By Dawn on May 24, 2019 / 1,612 views

Today the kids and I went to the grocery store before the storm came in. When we made it outside to load our groceries the tornado alarms went off... We loaded our things and got on our way home... on the way down a busy street (St. Charles Rock Rd.) We passed this man trying so hard to get his wheelchair off the main road. We pulled in and asked him if he needed help, he said...

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Lessons I Learned From My Dad, My Guardian Angel That Passed Away Yesterday

By Erin on May 22, 2019 / 1,128 views

By Erin on May 22, 2019 / 1,128 views

My dad passed away yesterday and I am processing everything. His illness was really terrible for a long time so even though we knew it was coming, I'm still in shock. It's hard to try and find positivity in my pain, but my Dad taught me so much when he was healthy, and when he wasn't. I wanted to share some of the lessons, because he deserves to remembered for what he taught me, in sickness &...

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In The Now

By Joseph J. Mazzella on May 22, 2019 / 1,362 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on May 22, 2019 / 1,362 views

When I was a boy I dreamed of my future. I was going to be a cowboy. I loved all the old westerns on television. Then I dreamed of being a sailor and a soldier and fighting epic battles. After that I dreamed of being a fire fighter and rescuing people from burning buildings. I just couldn't wait to grow up and be an adult. Then I went to college and those dreams changed. I thought I would be a...

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The Magic Flower

By Aida Fedenia on May 20, 2019 / 1,665 views

By Aida Fedenia on May 20, 2019 / 1,665 views

Me and my mom lived on the street. I loved to pick flowers. One day i was walking to the retail store and i saw a a bright blue flower with a little purple. So as i always do, I picked it. I went home and showed it to my mom. That night I slept with the flower because it gave me this good feeling inside. I always wished before bed that one day we would live in a nice big family house, my...

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Brushing A Boy's Messy Hair

By Lauren on May 19, 2019 / 1,191 views

By Lauren on May 19, 2019 / 1,191 views

I have a boy in my class who comes in every morning with messy hair and every day I comb his hair for him. T his morning when I got done he gave me the biggest hug and said, "Thanks Ms. Boyd, my mom is sick and can't brush my hair anymore, so I'm happy you do it." I literally started tearing up. ALWAYS be kind, you never know what kind of struggles someone is...

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Vape Guy

By A Friend on May 13, 2019 / 1,648 views

By A Friend on May 13, 2019 / 1,648 views

Today my fiance left me, tried to call in to work to get the night to process some stuff - couldn't no one could cover unfortunately. Rough day. Went to get some e-juice before work to find a little chemical comfort guy behind the counter asked how my day was, told him pretty bad actually. Go through the normal shopping process, nic level size of bottle flavor and afterwards he asked what was up, so I told...

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Sub Shop Kindness

By Beth on May 13, 2019 / 1,623 views

By Beth on May 13, 2019 / 1,623 views

In Glen Arbor, Texas, my family of 6 stopped at a small sub shop. The worker struck up a conversation with us and asked us what we were doing for the day. We explained that we were thinking about going to a wildlife nature park in which you must remain in your car for a self-guided tour, but it was fairly expensive and wondering if it was worth it. He said that he had gone there several...

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Nice Gestures From A Stranger

By A Friend on May 09, 2019 / 2,316 views

By A Friend on May 09, 2019 / 2,316 views

This was several years ago, but I remember this kindness very clearly. I was at a Jiffy Lube one morning getting an oil change for my car, and an older man with a heavy Southern drawl came in. They were busy, so after ten minutes or so, he starts up small talk with me. I find out he's from Texas (I was in MO at the time), traveling with a construction crew. I jokingly say "You must make...

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Elbow Bump At Taco Bell

By A Friend on May 07, 2019 / 1,973 views

By A Friend on May 07, 2019 / 1,973 views

While I was eating my delicious chalupa, I noticed an elderly man walk up to the counter to talk to one of the employees. He looked to be in his 70's, possibly 80's. I couldn't see which of the 3 employees he was talking to, but the old man and the employee did an elbow bump. An ELBOW bump. They even blew it up after! They exchanged a few more words, then the elderly man grabbed a refill...

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One Family

By Joseph J. Mazzella on May 06, 2019 / 1,616 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on May 06, 2019 / 1,616 views

When I was a boy our extended, immigrant family would sometimes gather together at my Great Aunt’s tiny house over the summer. Relatives from all over the country would come in to visit. The adults would crowd together in the living room, around the kitchen table, and on the front porch to talk and catch up on each other’s lives. All of us kids would be sent out into the front yard to play while...

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Pennies From Heaven

By Your Friend on May 04, 2019 / 2,335 views

By Your Friend on May 04, 2019 / 2,335 views

When I was younger, I always knew my parents had trouble with money. We would go to yard sales all the time, buy everyday supplies at Dollarama and work at and eat at a soup kitchen 4 nights a week. Then, a new man walked into the soup kitchen and asked me what my name was. As I told him my name was Angela, my mom handed me the soup ladle and hair net to start getting to work. After that,...

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A 5 Year Old Little Boy Asked For Help When His Great Grandmother Fell Down

By A Friend on May 04, 2019 / 1,790 views

By A Friend on May 04, 2019 / 1,790 views

I was at the local gas station getting a sandwich. The girl behind the counter is one of my friends girlfriends so I'm standing there shooting the breeze when I feel a tug on my hoodie sleeve. I look down and this little guy says "my grandma fell down and hurt her knees." I follow him outside and an older woman is sitting on the curb kind of shakin. At this point there were...

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Everything Changes When You Begin To Love Yourself

By A Friend on May 02, 2019 / 1,922 views

By A Friend on May 02, 2019 / 1,922 views

You no longer send out energy of desperation or the need to be filled from the outside. You become a powerful source within yourself that attracts better. The more you love who you are, the less you seek validation and approval. You're growing in ways you don't realize yet. You’re being pushed out of your comfort zone to step into your truth. It's all about evolving right now....

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Random Acts Of Real

By Berry Accius on April 30, 2019 / 1,485 views

By Berry Accius on April 30, 2019 / 1,485 views

You don't need to know them to show them some love..... Seen a group of 15 youngin from my Hidden Gems Thrift Store in the parking lot acting like some young teens do. I 1st approached them about the noise level and the rock throwing in the parking lot. They listened but I could see they didn't fully grasp what I had to say. 20mins later my landlord is now...

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The Pure Joy And Delight On Our Son's Face Was Priceless

By Elisabeth Fraser Au-Yeung on April 30, 2019 / 1,260 views

By Elisabeth Fraser Au-Yeung on April 30, 2019 / 1,260 views

Today we had a hero join us for our son's 5th birthday. Our son Henry has neurological and speech disorders. He hasn't had the chance to meet many friends yet because he's in intensive speech, OT, swim and riding lessons/therapy most of the week. He just started preschool this year and is making good progress. Anyway, we worried that today on his birthday...

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There's A Reason People Are Still Saying, 'Carpe Diem'

By Ed on April 29, 2019 / 1,181 views

By Ed on April 29, 2019 / 1,181 views

Stop waiting. Start doing. It's all too easy to tell ourselves that once we lose twenty pounds, we'll be happy, or once we have more free time, we'll start reading more and working out. We think we're too busy now to do that thing we want to do, or we'll be happy once we've done that thing, but we haven't even started working on it. News Flash: You'll always be busy....

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