We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.
My son, Charlie, was an inspiration to many during his 19 years on this earth.
When Charlie was in 5th grade, despite what we learned later was severe social anxiety, their strong sense of what was right led them to circulate petitions among their 5th grade schoolmates and write and present a statement (through... SUBMITTED BY ELIZABETHRead Story
I want to tell you about my grandmother,she is in her late 50's,she has spent everyday of her life caring for everyone she meets.She has had multiple surgeries and other problems of her own and yet she has given everything for her family,she has spent every christmas with my dad,even when she was in other... SUBMITTED BY DANTERead Story
On May 2, 2014 Andre' MY HUSBAND at the age of 42 suffered a massive heart attack, he was without oxygen to his brain for several minutes. It caused an Anoxic Brain Injury and other problems such as cortical blindness, seizures and he is bedridden for the rest of his life and resides in a nursing home. The... SUBMITTED BY TERESA DULINRead Story
My hero is my late mother
Since 2000, she fells sick.
She was diabetic, all my life I have taken care of her , I abandoned my school, my Visa and career to taken care of her , after 19 years of my sufferings she died last two Saturdays..I was actually 6 years when I started cooking, doing house chores for my... SUBMITTED BY ADADINMA EMMANUELLA OKEKERead Story
Mother Teresa was born in Albania and left her home country very early in life. She lived in Ireland to learn English, and ultimately went to India where she resided until her death. She was a beacon of hope for many. She did not look to caste, class, religion, skin color, or any other identity to separate... SUBMITTED BY JOE SPAGNUALORead Story
ALWAYS STRIVE TO SHOW AND GIVE COMPASSION. ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SHOWN NONE.
My entire life, I had to work, and work hard to avoid being the brunt of rude and Difficult bullying. Even from home, even from my Own Mother. Even at 63, I'm still spurned by my blood Family. It's Sad to Hurt a Child so badly that they have a hard time forgetting the Same Family, and School bullying. Especially... SUBMITTED BY HEIDI A ROBINSONRead Story
'TENACITY', IT'S MORE THAN CARING.
When my mother finally acknowledged that she couldn't care for herself any longer, and agreed to come to Florida to stay with me, I didn't know how long this would be for, so it was impossible to prepare for the event In its entirety. I did however, make a decision to take her home and help to make her life as... SUBMITTED BY SKYRead Story
SYLVESTER ADAMS III
My nephew was born with an hole in his heart. His was repaired and he was given a pacemaker. Oh he thrived with that, his smile was amazing but he had problems and before he was three he needed a new heart. He received a new heart and the little baby smiled, as if his chest wasn't cut open. He smiled as if he... SUBMITTED BY PRISCILLA ADAMSRead Story
TRUDY ANN LATOYA AMA CAMPBELL
Trudy Ann Campbell is a born Jamaican woman whose passion for great achievement is unparalleled and she has this zeal to reach for greater heights in spite of the impediments ahead of her anytime,prime time.She is a care giver,goal setter,goal giver and getter too,family oriented,highly ambitious and helps other... SUBMITTED BY JOSEPH MENSAH ADURead Story
Being there has been my goal and desire toward humanity,children,youth in the very core of catching them young in educational sector. Akwasi Mensah Joseph Adu has been a motivator, teacher, coach to countless students in Nigeria, Ghana, Sub African nations and across the globe who has touched,taught many in... SUBMITTED BY JOSEPH MENSAH ADURead Story
I LEAVE AND SURPRISINGLY RECLAIM MY CONFIDENCE
I tendered my resignation 5 days before the end of 2018. I am worried because there is no other job offer. "Is that the correct decision?"I asked myself every morning.
Tomorrow will be the 3rd weeks, and I can say it's the right decision. During these 3 weeks, I begin to brainstorm on how to replace the loss... SUBMITTED BY LIM ZE JINRead Story
My husband James has been a true blessing to me in so many ways. He has over come some hard opsticals in his life. But through all of my mistakes he has always loved me. He helped me see the light through one of the toughest times in my life. As a mother of two and forced into a hystorectomy. He forgave my... SUBMITTED BY LORI STILESRead Story
THE POWER OF EMOTIONAL GRIT
In the spring of 2016, I had my annual eye exam to get my contact prescription renewed. My eye doctor then recommended that I see a specialist, because I didn’t do as well on one of the tests for a second year in a row. The specialist in turn ran additional tests and took pictures of the backs of my eyes. In... SUBMITTED BY JENNIFER FERNJACKRead Story
SELF- CONFIDENCE SPREADS CONFIDENCE
As a high school student, I see so many different students living so many different lives. I see so much sadness from people with so much potential, and so much goodness. Overtime, I realized that a lot of this comes from a lack of self-love and self-confidence. I began watching endless ted talks about... SUBMITTED BY TIA BJORNSONRead Story
YOU CAN DO IT!
Growing up i remember my weekly "career" announcements. Anchor woman, flight attendant and teacher, among many, many othrrs.
Each week i heard " you can do that. You will be good at that".
That was my mom and dad.
Throughout life, i learned that not everyone believed in me the way my mom and dad believed in... SUBMITTED BY JULIERead Story