Inspirational Stories

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Do You Ever Just Sit Down Thinking 'What Have I Become?'

By Mindful Fox on January 15, 2018 / 1,796 views

By Mindful Fox on January 15, 2018 / 1,796 views

It is way more helpful to think "What have I NOT YET become?" instead. For all those who feel on their way down instead of an up - I was in near-death situations and crying myself in the pillow out of loneliness too, I get you. But it made me who I am. And your downs are also making you who you are too. And it made me neglect the attitude of constantly losing something, because rather than...

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Turning The Impossible To Possible!

By Derrik Amaral on January 13, 2018 / 2,524 views

By Derrik Amaral on January 13, 2018 / 2,524 views

October 31st, 2013 was not just another Halloween for me. While heading back from my break to Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Florida, a vehicle struck my brand new car from behind, a blow that sent me spinning into the busy intersection. The same car barreled into me three more times and amidst the twisted metal and shattered glass I found myself in the back seat of my vehicle and I kept telling myself to...

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God Knew

By Mother Of Six on January 13, 2018 / 1,548 views

By Mother Of Six on January 13, 2018 / 1,548 views

When I was 44 I became pregnant for the 7th time. I had one miscarriage and 5 live children. The ages of my children were 12,10,8, 6 and 2 when I was 44. I had given birth at home with a midwife 1x with a doula (#4) and a midwife 1x (#1), a midwife and a good friend 1x, (#3) and just my husband and me (#2). My fifth was born in the hospital and the midwife almost dropped him because he came out so fast. I had...

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True Peace

By Kay Heitsch on January 11, 2018 / 2,029 views

By Kay Heitsch on January 11, 2018 / 2,029 views

True peace comes from knowing God is in control. ~ Peace Equals Power Quotes ~ There are many things in life that can make us lose our peace. We stress and worry about so many things. But when we stop and realize that God is in control we can relax and experience what true peace is. Over the years we have moved many times. It can be stressful trying to sell a house. The phone rings asking...

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Lemons To Lemonade

By Jonathan Berenguer on January 11, 2018 / 1,916 views

By Jonathan Berenguer on January 11, 2018 / 1,916 views

I was born in the Bronx, NYC. I was premature and weighed 2 pounds and 11 ounces with fluid in my brain. I was incubated for 4 months. Within those 4 months, my mother passed away and she never got the opportunity to hold me. My maternal grandparents stepped in to care for me and were told by the doctors that I would not reach my first birthday. I made it to my second birthday. I began to...

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Maybe So, Maybe Not. We'll See...

By Chinese Proverb on January 10, 2018 / 3,636 views

By Chinese Proverb on January 10, 2018 / 3,636 views

A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, "Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!" The farmer replied, "Maybe so, maybe not. We'll see." A few days later, the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out, "Your horse has...

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Who Cares?

By Kay Heitsch on January 08, 2018 / 2,394 views

By Kay Heitsch on January 08, 2018 / 2,394 views

"Who cares?" Over the years I've used this phase in different ways. I've used it when someone has said something I didn't like to shrug off their hurtful remark. I've used it when I wondered if anyone cared. I'm here to tell you I've learned that someone does care! God cares! He cares when someone says things that hurt us. He cares when we're going through hard...

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Winter Joys

By Joseph J. Mazzella on January 08, 2018 / 1,962 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on January 08, 2018 / 1,962 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 / 2,333 views

By Anon on January 08, 2018 / 2,333 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 / 1,837 views

By Jodi-Ann E.M. Morgan on January 07, 2018 / 1,837 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 / 1,952 views

By Kay Heitsch on January 05, 2018 / 1,952 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 / 1,962 views

By Jakeery on January 03, 2018 / 1,962 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 / 3,781 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 30, 2017 / 3,781 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 / 4,742 views

By Sunny Skyz on December 29, 2017 / 4,742 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 / 3,585 views

By Joseph J. Mazzella on December 26, 2017 / 3,585 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 / 3,253 views

By Creig Crippen on December 24, 2017 / 3,253 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 / 2,431 views

By Alabama on December 22, 2017 / 2,431 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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