Short Inspirational Stories

Short inspirational stories have been a part of our worlds for a long, long time. When we are kids, they are the center of our universe, and as we grow up we find out that the fascinating world of stories still captivates us. We still find delight in reading and telling stories as a means of entertainment, inspiration, motivation, cultural preservation and in order to instill moral values. If you’re into stories – and who isn’t – these short inspirational bits will boost your spirit and help you see the world from a different perspective. We’re here to offer you Life Inspiration in a nutshell. Enjoy!

01 – The Story of the Butterfly

A sad yet full of significances story. At some point we are all cocoons and we need to struggle by ourselves to live life as complete butterflies.

02 – Value

Like the crumpled $20 bill, we might also undergo and face dirty and unpleasant situations that might shake our worth. But we must never forget that no matter what, we will keep our value!

03 – The Golden Eagle

Don’t let others tell you what you’re ought to do in life. Get out of the box you’re supposed to live in, live your life as an eagle not as a chicken.

04 – This is What I Need

This Joseph Campbell quote reminds us that every kick in the ass is a step forward. And what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Sometimes wreckages might prove to be the most valuable diamonds we get in life.

05 – Tasting Life

Which one of these would you prefer: being told what the cookie in the window tastes like or go and taste it by yourself. Now the same with life: having described it by a Master or you taking every bite of it. It’s your choice!

06 – The Starfish Story

Few stories have gained internet popularity the way “The Star Thrower” has. Most often it’s sighted as “author unknown,” but it is actually a classic from 1979 written by Loren Eiseley, who has been hailed as a modern day Henry David Thoreau.

“The Star Thrower” is a classic story of the power within each one of us to make a difference in the lives of others. And though it has appeared in many forms (sometimes it’s a native American man who is throwing the starfish into the sea, sometimes it’s a grandfather, or a young girl or boy) it is none the less a powerful reminder that we should be here for each other, and to seek to help, even in small ways, whenever we can.

In reality we don’t have to be rich, talented or even particularly intelligent to make a difference in the life of another. We just need to remember that we ARE here for a purpose, and that making small changes in the world eventually add up to something bigger in the life of another.

When we become throwers of the stars, we too, have the power to change the world!

07 – Donkey in the Well

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well, is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step upward!

08 – The Cracked Pot

An inspirational tale that reminds us to see the beauty in our flaws and see the full half of the glass.

09 – A Chinese Proverb

10 – The Perfect Heart

Look into your heart and see whether it’s perfect or beautifully imperfect.

11 – Attitude is Everything

It’s your choice how you live life. See the difference between making a choice about life instead of reacting to it, in this beautiful story.

12 – 1000 Marbles

Make your Saturdays as special as you can!

13 – Look at the Bright Side of the Game!

Never give up until the game is over. Keep getting contaminated with optimism from children!

14 – The Story of Rose

It’s never too late to be all you can possibly be. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success: laugh every day, have a dream, grow up instead of grow old, have no regrets!

15 – Santa Claus

The spirit of Christmas will always be alive for those who believe in kindness, love and care, support, hope for a better world.

16 – Just a Few Drops

When little drops of water can teach us a lot on how precious a life can be.

17 – Life is a Reflection of You

What goes around comes around… nothing as true as this saying when it comes to how life treats you.

18 – There’s Nothing You Cannot Do

When you believe in yourself everything is possible. What your mind is capable of conceiving you have the strength to achieve it. Go for it!

19 – The Oyster

No matter what hardships may come our way or how hostile the circumstances may be, it’s our attitude and dispositions that can help us make good matches in life.

20 – Where Does Magic Come From?

The magic for everything in life lies right within us. All that glows outside and seems promising on the surface is ephemeral.

21 – Give Your Best to Relationships

Give yourself hundred percent in everything you do and your soul will smile at you big time!

22 – The Last Biscuit

How many times in our lives, had we known with certainty that something happened in a certain way, only to discover later that it wasn’t true?

How many times has our lack of trust within us made us judge other people unfairly with our conceited ideas, often far away from reality.

That is why we have to think twice before we judge others. Let’s always give others the benefit of the doubt before we think badly of them.

23 – The Starfish

Dare to make a difference and dream big!

24 – Value: Always Stick to It!

In this packed-out with consumerism world, this short story is like a peppermint: let it melt within you and re-frame your values and principles.

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