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Inspirational Stories

Be encouraged by these inspirational stories; we hope they positively influence your thinking. Many of these are true life experiences that we or people we know have gone through. Stories are like inspirational quotes, reading one can change the way you think about a situation.


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How we 
handle adversity determines our success in lifeThe Farmer and The Mule

While the story does make us smile, it does have wisdom in it; it reminded me about defeating adversity. How we handle adversity determines our success in life. How we handle adversity determines our success in life. One of my thoughts on adversity is, "Adversity is a fact of life. It can't be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it." When faced with adversity we can give up and adopt the poor me attitude. Or we can look at adversity as an opportunity to find other ways to do things. We can be determined, persistent and persevere. It all comes down to . . .


an aha moment! Found in a Book
As many of you are aware by my past writings I have a love of books. In reading books I have found mentors, stories of people an aha moment! who have faced challenges and overcame them; people whom I admire. I have also found wisdom, and words that make me stop and think, words that have given me an "aha" moment! And, some books have given me hope. These writings that have encouraged me to continue with my goals, or have inspired me to take action. I was recently reading a book of poetry that was written in the 1930's. I bought this book at an . . .


No chance to succeed? No More Self Doubt
You may have heard from some so-called friends that what you have been striving for is not within your reach. Have you ever heard words like these or maybe they have come to you from supervisors through their annual review of your work performance. The question is, do you believe them and alter your dreams or goals? No chance to succeed? Throughout the centuries, so-called significant or important people have told people of various walks of life, that they have no chance to succeed. In a lot of cases, many people cower from these kind of comments and start to . . .


life will not change without taking action Hope And Decide
You probably have met people who know that what they do gets them into serious trouble, and at the same time life will not change without taking action are really looking for someone else to make a decision for them that would effectively change them. They seem to hope that their life will change without having to make a decision or take action. I have met more than one person who desired a change and hoped for a better life but were more than willing to let another decide the best for them. In some cases, the person would change only if another life promised more than they had . . .


Are you enthusiastic about going to work That Is Not My Job
I got up without much enthusiasm, rolled out of bed and sat there not wanting to believe I had to go to work again. What came to mind was that this must just be a bad dream; a dream that never seemed to end with the same old being done over and over again. I jerked my body up to a standing position and glanced slowly around back towards my comfortable and warm bed and had to use very last once of strength not to head back into its embrace.


Remember, to make rainbows you need sun and rain. To Make Rainbows You Need
For as long as I can remember, my aunt had stained glass hanging in her window. She had pieces from all over the world, each one hand crafted by a stained glass artist. She had small ones and larger ones, all created by various artists. They were beautiful to look at and when the sun hit them there brillance shone through. She loved them all, but there was one piece that hung in her kitchen window and she often referred to it as her "motivational stained glass".




More Inspirational Stories To Encourage:

Not Always Financial Reward- the focus of this business was not the bottom line

Are You Holding Someone Back - about influence and encouragement.

Good Graduation Songs - our friends pick

How I Made My Millions- on taking action and perseverance.

How To Change Your Attitudes - What is your attitude towards your life. Does it impact your happiness?

Your Attitude Determines Your Future - Content here reflects how we react, the action we take, and, more importantly our attitude determines our future.

Yanni at the Acropolis - A memory of mine - I sat watching the DVD of Yanni, Live at the Acropolis.

Christmas Brings Memories - Reminds us what is important at Christmas

Do Not Take It Personally - about choices that we all have.

Flying With Struggle - Read this to get a different perspective on challenges you face.

The Trap Within- Are you caught in a mousetrap

Wolf Qualities - About two of my friends that appear to have wolf-like qualities

For Those Who Do Not Believe - especially written for those who do not believe in Santa

Helping And Reaching Out Goes Both Ways - How many people have you helped

The Greeting Card That Woke Me Up - A true story about persistence.

A Wise Woman I Met - about a wise women I met who is a role model of who I want to be

The Secret of Happiness - Is there a secret?

Keeping Motivational Messages Alive - how do you do this, find answers

Dreams Are For Living - About a man who had a dream, but also had excuses for not living his dream


Every life is a story, make yours a best seller.
"Every life is a story,
make yours a best seller."


Moving Forward - A true short story about a situation that I found myself and how I handled it.

Fly Again And Soar - about a person who faced heart breaking challenges and how with time was able to move forward

If and When Were Planted - a message that is about procrastination

What Counts As A Miracle- recounts a miracle that has stayed with me for years

Happy To Return - about vacation feelings, how do you feel about returing to work after a vacation

The Big Achievement - hopefully this will encourage you to accomplish all that you are capable in life.

I Wanted To Change The World - in life we sometimes try and change other people, but can you change other people?

That Is Not My Job - a funny but wise story


The Vase Upon The Table - reflections about a Mom

Faced with Adversity- about a time we were faced with adversity and what we did to overcome it

Finally Made It - just when you think nothing else can happen it does

Gift Of Love In Many Ways - giving not only a gift of love, but about how those gifts can stay with you years later.

IF and WHEN- IF and WHEN were friends.

How Many Points Would You Score- we sat around the table trying to decide who was the best candidate.


If stories come to you, care for them. Barry Lopez
"If stories come to you, care for them.
And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive."
Barry Lopez


What Does It Take-about how one man was feeling down and how doing something for someone else changed his feelings.

A Music Lesson - to remind you that each of us has to make our own choices in life

The Wedding That Joins - about diversity

Familiar But Often Taken For Granted - a gentle reminder to appreciate all that you have

People In Our Lives- I sat reflecting on the past year.

A Bear Memory - a memory of receiving when others did without

Good Friends or Not - a true account about a person who thought they had a friendship but ended up with a surprise

The Dentist Opportunity - read the thoughts of one man's outlook on going to the dentist, it might surprise you.

An Inspirational Person, Jaymac-in our lifetime, we meet many types of people.

Angel Smiling On You - an inspiring account of a granddaughter and a grandmother

Your Weakness - an interesting question, does your weakness win

All Freedom Has Costs - destiny, who controls it, is it beyond our control - a question that is answered in this short story

The Cheese Cake That Lied- a funny story but one where wisdom is present!

The Two Pots We Have - a story with wisdom but will also make you smile!

A Lesson in Life - We never know what tomorrow holds, what you do today may truly help you in the future.

Always Care - No matter what others do we always need to care and help others. Even when it is not appreciated.

My Motivational Magnet- read about one magnet that is on my fridge.

A Mountain Of Dirt - if you are feeling overwhelmed by a project or by an issue in your life, read this one

Do You Know An Emperor - a reminder for you to be YOU

The Beaver And His Goals - our beaver and the message he gave us

The Wooden Bowl Message - a message of change


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