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Motivational Stories

Motivational stories have the ability to lift us up, make us smile, encourage, motivate, and teach us valuable life lessons. Here are some motivating stories that will hopefully help you spark that motivational feeling. They give us an empowering sense of hope, that if ‘he/she’ can do it, so can I.

Throughout history, people have used inspirational stories to teach, encourage, and inspire in hopes that the listener will use it as a stepping stone and as an example to live a better life. Some will make you think, some will make you cry. Hopefully, some will give you that motivation to go for your dreams.

The important thing to remember when reading these inspiring stories is that when you get that feeling of motivation, where you want to do something, do something. Nothing is more of a waste than to be inspired and motivated and not take any action. Your life will only change as a result of taking focused action. An inspirational story is nothing if it doesn’t cause you to do something or at least make you believe in yourself a bit more. Hopefully, these inspiring stories will change your life in some way.

If you have an inspiring story you’d like to share, please contact me. Enjoy these motivational stories!

To A Child – Love is Spelled T-I-M-E
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The Story of Teddy Stoddard (read by Wayne Dyer)

What Is It?

The Story of the Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours
as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn’t go further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but
it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
and expand enough to support the body,
Neither happened!
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life
crawling around.
It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness
and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle
required by the butterfly to get through the opening
was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
into the wings so that it would be ready
for flight once that was achieved.

Sometimes struggles are exactly
what we need in our lives.
Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been
and we would never fly.

I came across this story somewhere…


This is from an old story, back in the ’30s, in the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less. A 10 year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?” the little boy asked.

“Fifty cents,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins he had. “Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?” he inquired.

By now, more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing very impatient. “Thirty-five cents,” she brusquely replied.

The little boy again counted his coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry. As she wiped down the table, there placed neatly beside the empty dish were two nickels and five pennies. You see, he couldn’t have the sundae because he had to have enough money to leave her a tip.

Boy Giving Blood

There was a story of a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a disease and needed blood from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying,

“Yes, I’ll do it if it will save Liza.”

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?” Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give her all his blood.

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  1. a good motivational website with lot of good lesson

  2. Wow, the stories which motivate to do something . . I like very much

  3. Does anyone remember the name of the vhs video which contains the story of the boy giving blood for his sister. After the transfusion, he asks the doctor when he is going to die. I used to check it out from our church library.

  4. these are the most inspirable and motivational stories……….

    1. i agree,, Hi frd,, you from which country


  6. @Amy Gemar, that means the little boy was ever ready to hand over his Precious life to her suffering sister. Love your neighbour as yourself and do unto others what you want other to do unto you.

  7. Is nice story, just time will showing the truth, what we done for other not means good for them, let them go by flow…

  8. This is a short inspirational clip.
    If you like it, kindly share :)

  9. Butterfly story is a good motivational story.

  10. Waoh! it is very inspiring. God bless u

  11. marvelous stories, but the butterfly z the great

  12. Very inspiring, I was most by the second story of the boy and the waitress. It exposes how much sacrifice I should be able to make in order to make someone else a bit comfortable. Very nice work.

  13. great stories, I really liked the second one, poor boy!!!!

    Here a good motivational video.

  14. Hello my name is Charlie Threatt i’m a senior at blue valley north in overland park Kansas i’m also a martial artist at united studios of self defense at the prairie village Kansas studio at the Corinth square shopping center and for your viewing pleasure i i want to share my true real life story i wrote about myself which i won 2nd place in the blue valley north spring speak writing competition i hope you enjoy reading my real life story

    (Admin edit: Read the story here (better format):

  15. The poem :named”The story of a Butterfly was exceptionally nice.

  16. fantastic stories. I loved them;also helped in my story writing competition

  17. such a wonderful stories …

  18. wonderful stories……good motivational one

  19. I am inspiried with these stories

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