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.
At the age of seven my family and I were involved in a serious car accident during which my left hand was nearly amputated. Ever since the accident, I've often wondered "why me?" I've wondered why it was me in the very back seat of my family’s SUV, the SUV that flipped on its side and allowed my hand to seemingly... SUBMITTED BY MOLLY JOYCERead Story
A TEST OF VALUES LEARNED
My girlfriend and I were at the grocery store recently, and her wallet was stolen from our cart. Of course, we were both very upset at the time, for she works in a pizza shop and I had dropped most of my savings into buying our very own house. A few hours after we got back home, the grocery store manager called... SUBMITTED BY RYNERead Story
I often traveled with my father during the summer to pick up feed/seed… he was a farmer…I basically went everywhere with him when he wasn't working at his factory job… One day, we went to a female, about 20 miles south of our house… When we got almost all the way home… We were stopped at a railroad crossing… and... SUBMITTED BY ALIZABETH BRAMMEIER Read Story
BE COURAGEOUS WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU BACK
Age 32,loving husband,blessed with a son, earing was like butter on bread, what else a layman wants from its life. Life seems completely settled and I forgot that life is not a bed of roses. One terrified day my life was shattered into pieces. When my husband got paralysis and brain stroke and I lost my job also.... SUBMITTED BY ASTHARead Story
As women, we go through a number of physical, mental and social struggles unknown by our male counterparts. When “that time of the month” comes we either reach into our stash of pads or tampons, or rush to the nearest drugstore for the $5 box we so haphazardly spend on to prepare ourselves for our dreading... SUBMITTED BY ERICA EUBANKS Read Story
JUST DO YOUR PART
So many times we will see an issue on the news or hear a story about a problem but we’ll just shrug it off. In my life I’ve always been a person that kind of stayed in my own lane. If asked for help, I will be 100% ready. But if not I strived everyday to be the best person I could be. Until one day, my life... SUBMITTED BY ASHLEY L EUBANKS Read Story
ONE WAY I LEARNED THE VALUE OF PERSEVERANCE
When my dad was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkins lymphoma, he was sent for chemotherapy to a hospital downtown. He drove himself to the hospital for every treatment, then drove himself from the hospital back...
...to WORK, and finished the business day at the office.
The determination and courage it took to... SUBMITTED BY EUGENE KACHMARSKYRead Story
I wanted to share the story of someone in my community who is seriously changing lives and is extremely inspirational to so people across the country. He truly shows what being a truly amazing person is all about. His name is Alex Kovarovic and he lives in Schenectady, NY. He used to live in Gloversville, NY and... SUBMITTED BY AMIR ABOUARRARead Story
WHEN A BRAIN SURGERY FOLLOWED BY FACIAL PALSY DID NOT STOPPED ME, WHAT IS THAT WHICH IS STOPPING YOU!
Doing an Executive MBA is not something which is extraordinary! I mean people can do and they do. But, in my case it was extraordinary or you can say I say it “extraordinary” because i feel it! It was an extraordinary achievement not because it came along with balancing a 9–5 job with a 6.30 to 9.30pm & beyond... SUBMITTED BY VANDANARead Story
My story is that my dad was in the ARMY for 10 years and i wasn't even born yet and i always say thank you for your service to everyday. I love him so much i am thankful that he is still here for me today. And my godfather Josh was in the ARMY with my dad and he is like my dad, so i sometimes call him dad. 2... SUBMITTED BY ELLIE WELLS- AGE 10Read Story
THE POWER OF BOOKS
I am a high school drop out. However, I have a masters degree in self education. Let me explain. I didn’t have much ambition growing up. I wasted the bulk of my time on video games, weed, and television shows. Until one day, for no reason at all I picked up a book titled the 7 habits of highly effective teens. I... SUBMITTED BY TM MADISON Read Story
Born the youngest of four children to an abusive alcoholic father and an ill mother, Michael learned early on to make lemonade of lemons. When he was four years old, he and his siblings & mother were able to escape their father. They had nothing other than the clothes on their backs. The family survived by living... SUBMITTED BY ARead Story
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT
After passing Matric in 1999, I did not have money to further my studies & I did not get proper guidance growing up. My Uncle was a Security Guard & my mother was a Domestic worker. My mom liked asking me to go and pay her debts at the end of every month, One day I went to the Mall to pay my mom's debts as usual.... SUBMITTED BY THOBILERead Story
ADVERSITY & DEDICATION
I was just passed my 12th class & entered into my college life in pharmacy. But it's the biggest failure of my life as rather than getting admission in medical or engineering college I entered in a diploma in pharmacy course. I was devasted. I am having only two option one to give up & go home or to accept your... SUBMITTED BY HIMANSHI GUPTARead Story
my dad is my hero because he used to be in the military but retired to spend more time with his family. we all get to spend alot of time together, and we all enjoy it. every day he comes home and the first thing he does is say hello to his family. he drives me and my sister to tae kwon do, because he knows what... SUBMITTED BY HAILEY NUNLEY Read Story