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I Love To Read Inspirational Stories

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    Are You Muddled Or Perfect?

    From Gregory Bateson's book Steps to an Ecology of Mind.One day she approached him and asked an interesting question: "Daddy, how come things get muddled so easily?"He asked her, "What do you mean by 'muddled,' honey?"She said, "You know, Daddy. When things aren't perfect. Look...
    Fluffypanda Fluffypanda 18-21, M Aug 19, 2011

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    Donuts For The Class

      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 the required survey course in Christianity at this particular institution. Every student was required to...
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    Dreams From My Father

    (young Barack Obama)"Have you ever seen a man killed?" I asked him.He glanced down, surprised by the question."Have you?" I asked again."Yes," he said."Was it bloody?""Yes."I thought for a moment. "Why was the man killed? The one you saw?""Because he was weak.""That's all?"Lolo...
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    (not) For Sale

    The owner of a small business, a friend of the poet Olavo Bilac, met him on the street and asked him:“Mr. Bilac, I need to sell my small farm the one you know so well. Could you please write an announcement for me for the paper?”Bilac wrote:“FOR SALE, A BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY...
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    It Couldn't Be Done

    It Couldn't Be Done By Edgar A. Guest Somebody said that it couldn't be done, But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it...
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    The Monk And The Traveller

    The monk was working in his garden when he saw a weary traveller approaching on horseback. The travellerwas slumped in the saddle and the horse was plodding slowly, without purpose. The monk bade the traveller good day, and asked if there was anything he could give him. The...
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    "we Can We Just Have To Want To"

    A Hasidic story is told of the famous Rabbi Zusia, who spent his life focused on improving his personal character trait.Once, when Rabbi Zusia and his brother had been traveling for many days without food or shelter and they were exhausted and famished, they lay down by the side...
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    Don't Quit

    Don't Quit Unknown When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you're trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high; And you want to smile, but you have to sigh; When care is pressing you down a bit Rest if you must, but don't you...
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    Twenty Dollars

    A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the 2...
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    The Meaning Of Suffering - Viktor Frankl

    quoted from Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor FranklOnce, an elderly general practitioner consulted me because of his severe depression. He could not overcome the loss of his wife who had died two years before and whom he had loved above all else. Now, how could I help him? What...
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    People Are Like Roses By Taylor Rene Capps ( Inspirational Story )

    My only wish is for people to judge me on the person I am today. simply because you can control the way you act today, but you can't change the things you've done in your past. You can only grow from it. You can't accomplish anything today when...
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    Anger Management For Zen Students

    A Zen student came to Bankei and said: "Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it?" "Show me this temper," said Bankei, "it sounds fascinating." "I haven't got it right now," said the student, "so I can't show it to you." "well then," said Bankei, "bring...
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    Rendez-vous With Death

    A rich and might Persian once walked in his garden with one of his servants. The servant cried that he had just encountered Death, who had threatened him. He begged his master to give him his fastest horse so that he could make haste and flee to Teheran, which he could reach that...
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    The Tale Of Three Brothers - Jk Rowling

    “There were once three brothers who were travelling along a lonely, winding road at twilight. In time, the brothers reached a river too deep to wade through and too dangerous to swim across. However, these brothers were learned in the magical arts, and so they simply waved...
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    This past Christmas ( 2013 ),

    my parents took our 4 kids Christmas shopping. This has become a tradition with Grandpa overspending Grandma's budget. It always cracks me up because she complains for 2 minutes about his overspending and then SHE finds something else to throw into the shopping cart. They...
    JustJeni JustJeni 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Think Often Of One And Two

    A person asked his friend for a piece of calligraphy to hang in his study. That person said to his friend, “Write me something that is extremely simple, but which will be helpful to me when I see it every day.” His friend thought for a long time, and then wrote just four...
    fadzli fadzli 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    Black Dots And Virtues

    The young man had achieved enormous success by the time he was twenty-seven years old. He was very bright, well-read, and he felt like he had the world by the tail. But one day he realized something: he wasn't very happy! Many people disliked him because they perceived him as...
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    We All Have A Choice

    Grandfather said to the boy, “Let me tell you a story. It is as if there are two wolves inside me, one is white and one is black. The White Wolf is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. But will...
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    The Pastor's Cat

     Have you heard the story about the pastor who had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid to come down.  The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc., but the kitty would not come down.  The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided...
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    Ratatouille

    Django: [showing the exterminator shop to Remy with the dead rats in the window] Take a good long look, Remy. This is what happens when a rat gets a little too uncomfortable around humans. The world we live in belongs to the enemy, we must live carefully. We look out for our own...
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    Are You Still Carrying Her?

    Two monks, going to a neighbouring monastery, walked side by side in silence. They arrived at a river they had to cross. That season, waters were higher than usual. On the bank, a young woman was hesitating and asked the younger of the two monks for help. He exclaimed, 'Don't you...
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    You Can Make The Difference

    Just One Unknown One song can spark a moment, One flower can wake the dream One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald spring. One smile begins a friendship, One handclasp lifts a soul. One star can guide a ship at sea, One word can frame the goal One vote can change...
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    The Father Who Is Always Too Busy

    There is a very busy father who always working. Every day he goes to work before his children woke up and came home very late at night after they were asleep. One day, his five year old son waited for his father to come home until very late at night. When he saw his father, the...
    fadzli fadzli 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    A Story About A Tadpole

    There’s a group of tadpoles living in a small puddle of water. There is one tadpole who feels anxious about its surrounding conditions, large populations and the upcoming dry season. That tadpole hops everyday to see if there’s a bigger place to maintain the lifespan of its...
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    Yes You Can

    Germany’s Kaiser Willhelm was on board a ship when one of his sailors fell overboard. The sailor panicked and flailed around in the water, screaming for help. “Help me!” the sailor shouted, “I don’t know how to swim!” Shipmates tried to throw him a rope, but in his...
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    The Purpose Of A Goal

    Not an inspirational story but a must-read for anyone who has set goals or are planning to:"Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to...
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    The Alpo Diet

    "Recently a woman attending a seminar told me about her fail-safe strategy that she had developed for shedding unwanted pounds. She and a friend had committed over and over again to losing weight, but failed to keep their promise each and every time. Finally, they both reached...
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    I Miss Her So Much....

    without sadess,there is no joy...without violence, there is no peace...without a broken heart, there is no love...without you, there is no me....I love you so much, I wish I was stronger.
    emsguy emsguy 26-30 1 Response Jul 31, 2011

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    Buying A Miracle

    Tess was a precocious eight year old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money. They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn’t have the money...
    Myztikal Myztikal 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    The Businessman And The Fisherman

    There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village.As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish.The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take...
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    Related Experiences

    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Mar 20

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    by: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) The following story is reprinted from Fables. Robert Louis Stevenson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. So soon as the child began...
    neandertaler neandertaler 56-60, M Mar 21

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    I'm not interested in women so if you're a woman no offence but that's just me thought I would let u know so u don't add me thinking I am.
    sfjf sfjf 36-40, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Push me up against a wall and do dirty thing to me. :x
    TxVANITY TxVANITY 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Attention all guys out there! Soo uh quick question... any of ya'll have any specific things that a girl does to turn you on? Any little tips or tricks that you could give me would...
    syddakidd syddakidd 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Once upon a time in the deep mountains forest there lived an old monk and a young monk. The old monk was a great practitioner of Buddha-dharma and was frequently in deep meditation...
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    The Crocodile There was once a baby crocodile. He had a beautiful shiny tail and all the other crocodiles were horrible to him because they were jealous of him. One day the...
    neandertaler neandertaler 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I love reading naughty stories message me some!
    xxfunloverxx xxfunloverxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Is anyone interested in reading LGBT stories? I found a site called wattpad where there are decent stuff to read. If you use an android phone or Iphone,its better to download the...
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    I love reading everyone's experiences in life, it is like discovering a new world. I will definitely read yours if I find your story! :)
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I love reading anything even the stupidest post
    ttremain ttremain 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I will read all day and all night if the book is really good I'll even miss eating cause in reading. I love reading sagas the more books it has the better it is.
    Greenman900 Greenman900 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I love reading book but I don't find it as stimulating reading e book than a paperback. Boy , I love the smells of paper.
    andybub andybub 31-35, M Mar 27

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    I currently have probably read more than 1 maybe 2 thousand books in my life. I absolutely love reading in my free time when I'm not playing video games, watching youtube or...
    haneko haneko 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Sometimes I wonder if they are bring read at all
    Briinx Briinx 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I like reading a lot. Novels, poëtry and philosophy. But also naughty stories, for example at ASSTR.org. Discovered that website in 1998 and visit it often. There is also a...
    MartenBoots MartenBoots 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Does anyone ever read anyone's stories? Don't think so. I started with sharing my stories, I've shared enough to listen to yours now, 'cause EP is about Sharing and Learning people...
    FoxxySilverCrow FoxxySilverCrow 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I'd love it, if someone would read me some naughty stories, so i can fall asleep tonight. Inbox me 💕
    AyyyeBaby AyyyeBaby 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    BOOKS, love em. Brings me to new worlds.
    MLDHolmes MLDHolmes 13-15, M 18 hrs ago

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    This article is so amazingly wonderful. We need more people like this and the media needs to spotlight these stories more instead of turning the loveless terrorists when they...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Its a refreshing change of pace from watching ****. I also really enjoy reading a story that is extremely vivid and stimulates my imagination!
    BigTexDfw BigTexDfw 31-35, M Mar 30

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    I really do. Whenever I get in the mood, I pop open my laptop and I start going at it. Late at night when I can't sleep? I may write a 10 page story that describes everything...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I was at my bus stop when an elderly lady sat next to me and just spilled out her whole life story to me. At first i'll admit i thought 'oh no, it's happening to me' but after a...
    TimelessClocks TimelessClocks 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I also go to literotica.com. They have some amazing stories and you can contact the writers directly.
    YoyoMamaLee YoyoMamaLee 41-45, F Mar 21