MOTIVATION

12 Short Stories that will Inspire You

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  1. I interviewed my grandmother today as part of a research project I’m working on for my psychology course.
    When I asked her if I wished her “good luck, “in her own words, she said,
    ” Success is when you look back on your life and believe in it with a smile on your face.”
  2. Today I asked my mentor – a very successful businessman since the 70s-what are the top 3 tips for success.
    He smiled and said:
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  • Read what no one else is reading, think something that no one else is thinking, and do what no one else is doing.”
  1. Today, after a 72-hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me in the supermarket and hugged me tightly.
    When he tensed, she realized I didn’t recognize her.
    She released him with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said:
    “9-11-2001 you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”
  2. Today, after I saw my dog get hit by a car while I was sitting on the side of the road, holding it and crying.
    And before he died, he saw the tears on my face.
  3. Today at 7am I woke up feeling bad, but I decided I needed the money and he went back to work.
    At 3 p.m., I was fired.
    On the way home, I had a flat tire.
    When I reached into the trunk for the spare tire, it was also flat.
    A man drove up in a BMW, he gave me a ride, we talked, and then he offered me a job.
    I’ll start tomorrow.
  4. Today is the day when my father, three brothers and two sisters stand around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered these coherent words before she died.
    She simply said,
    ” I feel so loved right now. We should meet more often.”
  5. Today I kissed my father on the forehead when he died in a small hospital bed.
    Within about 5 seconds of him leaving, I realized that this was the first time I’d kissed him since I was a little kid.
  6. Today, in the sweetest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling.
    I laughed and said,
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So you can help save our planet.”
He smiled again and
he asked:”
“That’s where I get my stuff, after all,” she said.

  1. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, suddenly, I realized that I needed to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.
  2. A boy in a wheelchair, he saw me fighting desperately on crutches with a broken leg, and he offered it to me from my backpack and books.
    He led me across campus to my classroom, and as he left, he said:
  3. Today I felt depressed because the biopsy results were cancerous.
    When I got home, I opened the letter that says::
    “I’m thinking about you today. If you need me, I’ll be right there.”
    It was made by a friend of mine, whom I haven’t seen in 10 years.
  4. Today I have a trip to Kenya and met refugees from Zimbabwe.
    He told me that he hadn’t eaten anything for more than 3 days, and he looked very ill and unhealthy.
    My friend then offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.
    The first thing the man said was:
    “We can split it up.”

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