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    The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz’s Code For Life

    The four agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz’s code for life agreement 1 Be impeccable with your word - Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and...
    wolvescry2 wolvescry2 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    Tidings Of Charlie And Joy...

    When he was just 15 years old,Charlie fell in love with a beautiful 20-year-old woman named Joy.They were crazy about each other,but the difference in their ages created quite a community scandal.Tongue wagging increased when just two months into their courtship the pair decided...
    mrspectra mrspectra 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2011

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    The Hospital Window

    Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men...
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    Forgiveness

    A teacher once told each of her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to school. For every person they refuse to forgive in their life's experience, they chose a potato, wrote on it the name and date, and put it in the plastic bag. Some of their bags were...
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    Please take time to read the entire thing

    and share if you believe that this story might inspire others. It has restored my faith in humanity after I’ve been one of its protagonists. A week ago my roommate and I heard a cat meowing quite loudly downstairs. We went to check on her abut we couldn’t really see her...
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    Box Of Cookies

    Imagine you’re in an airport. While you’re waiting for your flight, you notice a kiosk selling shortbread cookies. You buy a box, put them in your traveling bag and then you patiently search for an available seat so you can sit down and enjoy your cookies. Finally...
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    The Emperor's Seed

    Once there was an emperor in the Far East who was growing old and knew it was coming time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or one of his own children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young people in the kingdom together...
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    We Need To Show Love In Times Of Adversity..

    Ever find yourself saying the wrong thing, at just the wrong time? Never fun, is it? Peter had a tendency to spill exactly what was on his mind. This meant sometimes he was spot on with what he said, sometimes he was way off, and other moments physically putting his foot in his...
    YohanS YohanS 22-25, M Nov 3, 2013

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    What Has Been

    We do go through various experiences. Those who have been through terrible experiences, deep sorrow, extreme pain, physical and mental abuse, health issues..seem to make stories come alive as they relate to true experiences. It  is when we are in a similar situations, that we...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M Apr 9, 2013

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    Love Beyond Words

    *We all should be blessed*
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    A Baby's Hug

    We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, "Hi." He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in...
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    Hope

    The school system in a large city had a program to help children keep up with their schoolwork during stays in the city's hospitals. One day a teacher who was assigned to the program received a routine call asking her to visit a particular child. She took the child's name and...
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    Handicapped Human Compassion.

    A few friends decided to something good and selected 3 handicapped people who were from a real economically backward and social conditions and after reviewing their circumstances decided to donate the tricyles. These cycles would enable them to become vendors of day to day items...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    This Is What Love Is All About

    It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 a.m., when an elderly gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be...
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    Don't Hope, ... Decide

    While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about -the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly. This one occurred a mere two feet away from me. Straining to locate my friend...
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    Bad Temper

    There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence. The first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Then it gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was...
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    The Donut Story

    There was a certain professor of religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small college in the western United States. Dr. Christianson taught a required course in Christianity at this particular institution. Every student was required to take this...
    invisible321 invisible321 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Inspire And You Get It Back

    I love inspirational stories, makes me think and look at experiences and obstacles in a different light and helps to show me that there is a way to overcome.............that love DOES conquer all, that actions DO speak louder than words, that no one is an island just unto his...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2010

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    Spit It Out

    My daughter Beth has always been one of the wisest people that I have ever known. Even as a baby this wisdom was apparent. I can remember when I first tried to get her to eat green beans from a baby food jar. With the first spoonful she made a terrible face. When I tried to give...
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    Don't Change The World

    Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and...
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    Friendship Is One Of The Most Precious Gift

    Mark was walking home from school one day when he noticed the boy ahead of him had tripped and dropped all of the books he was carrying, along with two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a small tape recorder. Mark knelt down and helped the boy pick up the scattered articles...
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    Gossiper

    A woman repeated a bit of gossip about a neighbor.Within a few days the whole community knew the story. The person it concerned was deeply hurt and offended. Later the woman responsible for spreading the rumor learned that it was completely untrue. She was very sorry and went to...
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    The Anguishing Choice

    After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church's pastor once again slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit, and gave a very brief introduction of his childhood friend. With that, an elderly man stepped up to the pulpit to speak, "A father, his son, and a friend of...
    invisible321 invisible321 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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    Powerful Photos!

    Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart. A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument. A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest. A monk prays...
    tik17 tik17 26-30, M Sep 12, 2013

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    You are beautiful, you are smart,

    you are funny, you are kind, your unique, you are a rose. You are worthy of LOVE and AFFECTION, you are never too much and you are always enough, you are precious, you are a Diamond a Rose a Pearl, the most stunning of all God‘s Creations. YOU are worth more than you can ever...
    Timothy4321 Timothy4321 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    The Young Man And The Starfish

    Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his journal writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He...
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    I Am Here To Tell You I Care About You.

    I am on this Earth to change the world. I do not want anything from you I just want you to remember you read this; Smurf is going to change the world. Whatever your judgment is just remember because I am ready to tell the entire world the meaning to life. The meaning to life is...
    oxygenhasflaws oxygenhasflaws 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Seven Wonders Of The World

    A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World." Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:    1. Egypt's Great Pyramids    2. Taj Mahal    3...
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    What Goes Around, Comes Around ( Frictional Story)

    His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming...
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    Optimism: On The 10,000th Try There Was Light.

    Thomas Alva Edison was born on Feb. 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio, the youngest of seven children. As a child, Edison had an insatiable curiosity about how things worked and was a voracious reader. He ended up being home schooled when the teacher couldn’t handle his curiosity...
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    Gets Ya Thinking.

    I think everyone loves an inspiring story. A tale about someone who fought against great odds or put themselves in harms way to protect another. Or just someone who loved so much they devoted their lives to them. It is a great way to make us think about our own lives. To question...
    wolvescry2 wolvescry2 36-40, F 3 Responses May 28, 2011

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    You Are Going Places

    It was another dreary and gloomy day. I had come home from school, changed my clothes and got ready for work. I work at a local restaurant in town as a cashier, seater and busser. I went to work feeling down and out. And to make matters worse I was bussing that evening. It's...
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    Believe In Yourself

    In the movie "Shrek" the main character wins the heart of the princess by believing in himself despite the opinions of others. Shrek knows that he is not just an ugly, mean ogre; there is much more to him than that. By not doubting himself, Shrek saves the princess from...
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    Blank!!

    I always i'll be something BIG one day.. starting from an early age a dreamed alot.. i wish to became an archaeologist even when i was 6th grade i gave a speech bout it.. I loved many too do many things like sketching/painting, singing,acting. But wasn't nt sure bout picking up a...
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    You Really Want To Read Some Inspirationals Stories?

    Then you should read the Bible. That book is the only book that has a bunch of true inspirational stories in it and the stories in it are much better than any other true story you will ever read about or see or hear.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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    Gag Me

    i have just about OD'd on inspirational stories of beating the odds becoming famous wealthy or just functional despite the odds i grew up on such stories looked at them throughout all of my life drawing hope from them trying to model my actions after them to reach my dreams and...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    Inspired By My Dream!

    Following my dreams to shape my destiny as perfect as my dream! Its really difficult to fight with depression and still want to reach my destiny. I believe that every success person faces some obstacles, for me depression is the obstacle. But I am fighting hard by reminding...
    nissn nissn 18-21, M 8 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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    Compassion: Reaching Beyond Yourself

    Mother Teresa was born on August 27, 1910 and trained to become a nun starting at age 18. After finishing her training, she took her vows and became Sister Teresa. From 1931 to 1948, she taught at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta, becoming Mother Teresa in 1937 after taking her...
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    Bad Day

    I was so close to tears. I could feel them just behind my eyelids threatening to spill out any second. I could feel my face crumpling into a little ball, my lip quivering...I needed a friend. I was surrounded by friends, but something was missing. And then I realized. I was...
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    Blind Man Lights Up The World. 1 Candle At A Time

    For years now, 42-year-old Bhavesh Bhatia has been crafting beautiful candles in myriad shapes, sizes and hues. What makes Bhatia’s story poignant is the fact that his eyes are unable to perceive the light they bring into this world, each time one of his candles are lit up...
    tik17 tik17 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    Desiderata

    Okay, so not a story. This is a poem. But it is the most inspirational piece of writing I have ever read. Nothing has ever made such an impact on me as this poem did the first time I read it, 26 years ago, and still does every day. I hope you will see the profound meaning and...
    wolvescry2 wolvescry2 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Be A Better Person ( Positive Thinking)

    A Young student approached the famous French scientist and philosopher, Blaise Pascal, and declared, "If I had your brains, I would be a better person." Pondering the depth of that statement, Pascal paused momentarily before replyng, "Be a better person, and you...
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    Effort: Finally Graduating

    Years of anticipating this time has finally arrived, there were times when I thought we would never get here. We are having three graduations in one family! My daughter is graduating from 4-year college in nursing, and my son is graduating from high school, and I also just...
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    Inspire And You Get It Back

    I love inspirational stories, makes me think and look at experiences and obstacles in a different light and helps to show me that there is a way to overcome.............that love DOES conquer all, that actions DO speak louder than words, that no one is an island just unto his...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2010

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    A Lesson To Teach

    Her name was Mrs. Thompson. As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. But that was impossible, because there in the front...
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    Ambition: From Homeless To Harvard By Liz Murray

    Liz Murray grew up in the Bronx, New York City. Addicted to drugs, her parents sometimes sold household items in order to get their fix. As a child, Liz hated school because when she did go, she was teased: there was no one to make sure that she showered or got up on time. As Liz...
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    The Brick

    A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his brand new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared...
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    A Mousetrap

    REMEMBER: EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY; OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON. A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered - he was...
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    Related Experiences

    Toy Story is the most popular movie that my family enjoys. I had the first two on VHS. My dad gave me Toy Story 2 for Christmas when I was in second grade. I finally got a Jessie...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F Aug 8

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    I love the story so much OMG
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Do you Love True STorY ...<3 <3 <3 <3 :) :) http://youtu.be/rmr150M1Sto
    trueStor trueStor 22-25, M Aug 24

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    These are 7 small inspirational quotes, that although they are but a few words strung together to make a sentence. There meaningfulness is bigger than anything i could ever write...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 14

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    "I see Barsad, and Cly, Defarge, The Vengeance, the Juryman, the Judge, long ranks of the new oppressors who have risen on the destruc- tion of the old, perishing by this...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F Aug 20