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You are NOT a Victim, You Got This by Sarra A. | Inspiring Story #82

Image by the author Sarra A.  Imagine growing up in an environment where kindness was a foreign concept? Imagine knowing nothing else beyond the boundaries of your home? Imagine what it takes to escape, at only 21, with no money and no job, just a desire for freedom … It hadn’t quite sunk in yet; the […]

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The Village Brings Me JOY | Inspiring Story #79

Photograph by: Carla CoulsonA beautiful piece from Claire Lloyd about finding happiness in the changing seasons of village life.   The piece is an extract from her book “My Greek Island Home”   The village has a rhythm that changes with the seasons. Spring brings new life. The residents emerge from behind closed gates and […]

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Catcallers and a Dog-Walking Woman by Kelley Farrell | Inspiring Story #74

An entertaining story about being willing to step out of your comfort zone to be the the change you want to see in the world.   Tonight Tara, my dog,  and I walk down Milwaukee past two young guys drinking beers.  They smile and say, “Hello, ma’am, beautiful dog!” I thank them, wave, and we keep it […]

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‘See Me’ by Susan Greeff | Inspiring Story #73

Award winning  photographer, Susan Greeff, shares a heart-warming story about a Surma boy who teaches her a powerful lesson about what’s really important in life. …  A golden haze settled over the cornfields.   The sun prepared to rest for the evening, and I intended to follow.   Saying goodbye to the clan, I headed back to […]

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Beautiful Cypriot Woman | Story of Human Kindness | Inspiring Story #72

A  beautiful story about human kindness.  Just one small act of love and kindness can make a difference to more than one life.  Kindness always makes it back to you.  There’s a particular spot in our village, where if you wait, you can hitch a ride. This day, as we drove by, a local Cypriot […]

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The Wisest Woman I Have Ever Known by Sasha Frugone | Inspiring Story #44

A confronting story about the deep hurt inflicted by prejudice and the wise words that brought healing into a young woman’s troubled life.  In my seventeenth year of life, I was privileged to visit a woman who lived in a shanty that was supported on stilts above a swamp, with dirt-packed floors and a thatched […]

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‘Thank You for Being So Kind’ by Sarra A. | Inspiring Story #59

An early self portrait by the author Sarra A.  A short story about showing kindness to strangers.Be taken into the mind of thirteen year old Sarra as she travels alone, back to her home in Kuwait.   Along the way she meets an old man and learns the wonder of showing kindness to  strangers … I had […]

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Lara’s Light from Italy: Distant But Closer Than Ever| Inspiring Story #60

21 year-old Lara from Italy shares her personal story of living in lock-down, during the Corona outbreak 2020.Lara’s short story shines a light on Italy and the world during a great time of darkness.  When I first started hearing about the Corona Covid-19 situation in China a few months ago,  I never imagined that my beloved […]

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“You’d Be Pretty Without Those Scars” by Karletta Marie | Inspiring Story #49

Short story about discovering what true beauty really means …   Subscribe The scent of nail varnish, L’Oreal shampoo and hair dye settle in my nostrils.  The mirror clad walls reflect soft down-lights on ivory coloured tiles, and I hear Mariah Carey’s,  “I don’t wanna cry” playing in the background.   I’m draped in an unflattering […]

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