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Heroin, Hope & Harvard by Liz Moldovan | Inspiring Story #81

 Inspiring story about a woman who after twenty+ years of heroin addiction is left homeless and close to death.  Without hope she attempts suicide … but instead of ending her life, she finds the strength to get clean and turn her life around in an almost miraculous way. I left home with nothing except my three-year-old […]

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

When a young Surma boy asks Susan to take his photograph she wasn’t expecting to learn this powerful life lesson …  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 camp.    I looked forward to […]

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Cameron’s Place| Love and Life after Unexpected Loss | Inspiring Story #71

 “There is no hand too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.”A heart-touching story about unexpected loss and the lasting love that carries you through. “This baby has no heartbeat.” The sonographer spoke as if her words were merely confirming. The look on my face indicated she was wrong. My boyfriend, Gregg, then […]

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My Dream for What Lies Beyond by Julie A. Sellers | Inspiring Story #63

A short story about appreciating moments of beauty in your present, past and future … and how doing so can help you see beyond difficult timesIt had been a long winter of short, dark days of feeling trapped inside an old farmhouse with no central heat and many expectations. I set out to explore that […]

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Spellbound by the Circus Spotlight by Mara | Inspiring Story #50

Determined to fulfill her life-long dream to shine in the spotlight, Mara quits her job and runs away with the circus, where she learns the ultimate lesson in vulnerability Secretly I always wanted to be on stage and shine in the spotlight. When I was twenty-six years old,  I quit my security job in Switzerland, to run […]

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Say YES to Happy by Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui | Inspiring Story #48

Short, meaningful story about Happiness.  Taking a walk on a New Orleans street, Krista ponders on Happiness.  How can you be happy when not all in the world is right?My husband and I walked along a noisy New Orleans street, glasses steaming up from the humidity, our bellies full from an amazing meal.We felt happy. […]

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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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The Last Time: Savour Every Moment by Jenny Flintoff | Inspiring Story #46

Photograph by Bruno Nascimento”Is this the last time?” Jenny asked.A special reminder:appreciate life right now, instead of in hindsight.Yesterday I went for a walk along the beach with Benj. He’s nine and a half.  Holding hands has been a no-no for a while now.  It was sunny, the sea was sparkling, we were chatting. Me:  Can […]

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