by Stephen on September 15, 2008 · 68 comments

Hi Friends! Warm Welcome! It is so wonderful to have you here.

I created this blog in 2008 wishing to help motivating my fellow friends in one of those down moments in school, in life, in sickness… through beautiful stories.

Take a moment to browse around!! Wish you all the very best!!!

Beginning today I will no longer worry about yesterday. It is in the past and the past will never change. Only I can change by choosing to do so.

Beginning today I will no longer worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it. But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today.

Beginning today I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration. This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better.

Beginning today I will cherish each moment of my life. I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share this gift with others. I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

Beginning today I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter. I will face challenges with courage and determination. I will overcome what barriers there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

Beginning today I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time. Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image, my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

Beginning today I walk with renewed faith in human kindness. Regardless of what has gone before, I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.

Beginning today I will open my mind and my heart. I will welcome new experiences. I will meet new people. I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else: perfection does not exist in an imperfect world. But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

Beginning today I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make me happy . . . admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my favorite music, pet a kitten or a puppy, soak in a bubble bath . . . pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

Beginning today I will learn something new; I will try something different; I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer. I will change what I can and the rest I will let go. I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Darwin January 14, 2009 at 4:18 am

Hey I liked everything in this web site.

2 Lauryn Milly June 17, 2010 at 12:16 am

I thank you for the blog. I really loved the read.

3 Djohan July 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm

This is one of the best BLOG.. Love it.. Really blessed me.. πŸ™‚
Keep on writing… Keep on posting…

4 Fiyinsola November 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Who is this guy? Just wanna tell you that you have got the ocean of greatness in you. The sky is your starting point, do you know that? Me love everything on here.

5 Fprince January 2, 2011 at 9:59 am

Hi! Your site is really good. I have no way to show my gratitude to you. Thank you very much. You have show me how to live properly.

I’ll print some stories for my friends. They’ll love them too. I hope this won’t cause you any trouble. Thank you again πŸ™‚

6 Natalie June 13, 2011 at 11:13 am

This site is what I was looking for … Thanks πŸ™‚

7 Kristina Pagalaran August 9, 2011 at 3:23 am


8 Cathy Sanchez March 6, 2012 at 12:00 am

Great Blog! I really enjoyed reading your stories. Hope you continue with this as you inspired a lot of people.

9 Jim Fowler April 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I really love some of these stories and would like to find some printable versions. How do I do that.
Thank you

10 Ifeanyi May 2, 2012 at 7:41 am

Hello, I would like to submit some stories. How do I go about that. Thanks

11 Stephen May 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Hi Ifeanyi! Please use this form to submit your stories: http://academictips.org/blogs/submit/

Thank you very much!

12 Pike June 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Am really greatful for this site. It has turned up my destorted life back to normal.
I found everything intresting and very incouraging. Thank you.

13 Khen Zarah July 4, 2012 at 4:34 am

I feel great and very much thankful that I found this website. It inspires me to continue with my life after being dumped. Thank you to all the authors for all your wonderful stories that awakened me how worthy I am.
I am not yet healed… but I know soon I can be and I will be healed. Stay blessed everyone.

14 Bharat August 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Hi Stephen, It’s really a great blog. Very much inspiring. Can I use these stories in my blog with your permission?

15 Stephen August 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Hi Bharat,

Yes, please feel free to use the stories here.

16 Elizabeth njeri wanjira September 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Am very much inspired thanks Steve and your group.

17 Dilip October 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

I love this web site. So much inspiring and educational. Last few days I was suffering through some disappointments, anxiety and frustrations. I just googled inspiring stories.. and by God’s grace I came across this wonderful web site. It inspired and healed me so much that I feel that I’m back to my track. Thank you very much for creating such a nice web site, and please keep updating more material…God bless you all !!! With much Love…


18 Abdo October 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Where do we donate ?

19 Stephen October 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Thank you very much, Abdo, I do not take donations. Take care!

20 Courage November 22, 2012 at 7:25 am

Your blog had made my day. You may have no idea the impact your blog has on people…

Some would let you know by leaving their comments… Others will be too happy that they will loose their ability to write at that moment… Thanks

I will like to use some of your stories in a blog I am developing. Hope it’s okay by you.

21 Stephen November 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm


Thank you for your warm comment. Please feel free to use the stories!

22 Nashreen November 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Hello – I really enjoy the stories, May I share some of the stories from this blog?


23 Judy Plunkett November 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I love this site and love to share it with my friends. I’m so glad I found this and spend most of my time reading these stories.

24 Stephen November 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm

@Nashreen: Yes, please feel free to share the stories in any way you like. Take care!

25 Anon December 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm


26 Karthika January 8, 2013 at 9:04 am

Awesome website Stephen ..I am sure, this blog would change many people’s mind to think positively and reach their goal..Keep up ur service ..Kudos !!

27 Marcie January 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Hey there!

Can anyone PLEASE tell me where I can find the storie of a little girl who sat on her balcony watching kids play below until one day one of the kids plucked up the courage to climb the balcony. She became friends with the girl and later learned that the mysterious girl was gravely ill. The girl died in the end, but a happy little girl she was as she had a friend at last. Bitter-sweet.

I REALLY wish that someone out there can help me find this story because 2mths after I read it, I witnessed this story in REAL LIFE, my hairs stood on end as my husband told me to look up, then I saw a little girl peering through the bars of her balcony, watching kids play in the park below. (just like the story I read mths earlier) We passed that way again and to our delight, she was playing with what appeared to be her little brother on the balcony. So at least “our” story had a happier ending. My husband & I were abroad on our 1st year anniversary AND on a spiritual journey and WHAT a spiritual experience we had!!! Please, Please, if anyone can tell me, I would TRULY be grateful.

28 Marcie January 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Thank You for a REALLY great site!!!

29 Sophy February 13, 2013 at 4:32 am

Thank you very much for sharing great and inspirational stories.

30 Sunil March 4, 2013 at 11:57 am

Really a nice website.

31 Kirti March 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Wow! I am happy to find this blog! Good work πŸ™‚

32 Abah March 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I could not contain my feelings about this website. I almost shed tears. You are doing a great job. I really want to share some of your stories on printed papers for our people; not all of them have the opportunity of an internet in their home. I am really greatful for keeping my conscience alive.

33 Stephen March 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Thanks Abah! Please feel free to take away any stories you feel helpful πŸ™‚ Take care!!!

34 Isha Vyawahare March 28, 2013 at 12:38 am

Hello Stephen

Cheers and applause for this AWESOME website. Zig Ziglar said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

I am grateful to you for such a big collection of motivational stories. From last few days, I come to office, read a story from this site and then happily start my work! Thanks a lot!

35 Stephen March 28, 2013 at 8:48 am

Thank you Isha!

36 Oswald david samodar April 1, 2013 at 6:21 am

I am inspired reading these touching stories. Love you for your time and effort to put these life changing stories. May God bless u and use you to touch many hurting lives. I would like to put these stories in a book for so that here in India people who don’t have inernet access too can read and find answers for their life’s struggles in these stories.

37 Jerry April 12, 2013 at 7:32 am

Thank You for taking the trouble of putting up the blog. Thorougly enjoyed and in turn was inspired by all the stories.

Thank you once again.

38 Saru Singhal May 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I love your blog. It’s simply amazing. I need little doses of wisdom every now and then.

39 Sukatno Wonogiri/ Maskatno Giri May 20, 2013 at 11:35 am

You’re really a wonderful writer, I could get much more lessons from you.
I just copied many stories from this blog. Thank’s.

40 Maya June 11, 2013 at 1:49 am

It is a very good site. It is such a nice site that I would like to spend the whole day with it.

41 Eric Lenhardt September 4, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Absolutely love your blog. Hopefully I could direct some more people to your site, because reading these stories has really helped put me in a positive mood and I believe they should be shared with the world.

Sincerest Thanks

42 Juna September 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

I LOVE everything in here, you help me a lot especially when it comes to my thinking. Every story helps me Enlightened with different lessons in life. I also love to read lots of very good comments, No negative thing. Again so fortunate to find this wonderful site. God bless us all!


43 Roy September 14, 2013 at 12:55 am

Mr Stephen
Just to inform you would like to share your links / articles to friends Etc


44 Stephen September 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

Hi Roy! Thank you!!!

45 Riley September 20, 2013 at 7:58 am

Your site is really nice. Thanks for helping me with your quotes!

46 Ritaborg September 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Hi Steve. Thank you so much for your kindness and encourage us to face life with dignity and self respect. Your stories are beautiful to read and you became a good friend to us. Nice to have a human being like you God sure blessed us with this site and you.

47 Stephen September 29, 2013 at 10:11 am

Hi Rita! Thank you so much for your warm compliment. Take care!

48 Tong Meileng October 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Such beautiful stories, inspiring ones, touching ones and motivational ones. Put a feeling of warmth in my heart , that there’s something wonderful happening out there everyday.

I will come back to the site often to pluck a story or two whenever I need to share with people, be it my special needs family support group, my parents support group or circle of friends.

Thank you for taking the time and effort to post them. You have done your part to make this world a better place.


49 Messal Veronica November 4, 2013 at 1:46 am

Hi Stephen, I really enjoy the stories you shared here and I want to share them too to my friends and people from Indonesia!

Sincerely with love,

50 Mabura December 17, 2013 at 9:19 am

Wow, what a blog… thanks I wish I had found it back that but it is never to late to be inspired.

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