Motivational Stories

If you are feeling less than inspired, motivational stories will help restore your positive outlook and get your attitude back on track.
Guideposts editors and contest winners at the 2018 Writers Workshop
Tell Us Your Story

Guideposts' Writers Workshop Contest: Is This Your Year?

Enter the Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest and your dream could come true

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Journalist and author Joan Lunden
Living Longer, Living Better

Joan Lunden's Happiness Plan

The journalist and author shares six ways to stay positive, motivated and active later in life.

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Ruby Bridges Hall in front of WIlliam Frantz Public School
Stories of Hope

In 1960 Little Ruby Bridges Bravely Entered an All-White School

20 years ago this month she told Guideposts the story of how faith, family—and one amazing teacher—helped her overcome her fear.

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Paul Blom attends the University of Cincinnati's commencement ceremony
Motivational Stories

94-Year-Old WWII Veteran Finally Gets His College Degree

Paul Blom returned to school 73 years after he first enrolled.

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How to have a positive week
Life Advice

How to Set a Positive Weekly Schedule

Launch the new year by setting up a weekday routine that will keep you feeling optimistic and upbeat.

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Charles McGee on an airplane
Motivational Stories

Tuskegee Airman Celebrates 100th Birthday by Flying a Plane

The centenarian handled the takeoff and landing perfectly.

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Setting your own pace
Life Advice

How to Set the Perfect Pace for a Positive Lifestyle

Why quitting the comparison game is important for moving at your own speed.

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A woman enjoys the fall foliage
Emotional and Mental Health

5 Easy Ways to Give Yourself a Fresh Start

It doesn’t need to be complicated or challenging to turn a fresh page on each new day.

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Brad Ryan and his grandmother, Joy Ryan
Living Longer, Living Better

Meet the 89-Year-Old Grandma and Grandson Duo Taking the Road Trip of a Lifetime

Grandma Joy Ryan, 89, and her grandson, Brad Ryan, 38, are ramping up their epic journey of visiting all 61 U.S. National Parks.

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delegating
Life Advice

3 Healthy Ways to Delegate for Less Stress

Handing off tasks can help you release the stress of an overburdened daily schedule.

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