Inspirational Short Story

There is nothing that equals the pleasure of reading an inspirational short story. The enjoyment of the words in story form, inspire and encourage, in ways that we do not expect.

Let these stories entertain you, and read them again and again.

Enjoy the following inspirational stories.

Three Builders

"What are you doing?" a man asked of three laborers beside a building under construction. The first man replied, "Stone-cuttin'." The second smiled, "Puttin' in time--until a better job comes along." The third man waited a moment and then said simply, "I'm building a cathedral!"

Author Unknown

Waterfall with moss covered rocks on either side

Waterfall with moss covered rocks on either side
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A Determined Spirit

Once upon a time, a small bird named Tasoo, lived in a vast jungle. One hot summer day, a terrible wildfire erupted and the flames devoured many trees and animals living in the jungle. Other birds flew high into the sky and far away to safety, but Tasoo couldn't bear to leave her precious jungle home to burn. Day and night, she flew with all her might, back and forth to the river, filling her tiny beak with water to drop on the raging fires.

Tasoo's rare heart of courage and unshakable determination moved the heavenly gods to shed tears. A great rain poured down upon the jungle, extinguishing the flames. And so it is that even the smallest actions of a determined spirit can change the world.

Author Unknown

The Crow and The Pitcher
Another inspirational short story

Once there was a thirsty crow. She had flown a long way looking for water to drink.

Suddenly she saw a pitcher. She flew down and saw it held a little water, but it was so low in the pitcher, that she could not reach it.

"But I must have that water," she cried. "I am too weary to fly farther. What shall I do? I know! I'll tip the pitcher over." She beat it with her wings, but it was too heavy. She could not move it. Then she thought awhile. "I know now! I will break it! Then I will drink the water as it pours out. How good it will taste!"

With beak and claws and wings, she threw herself against the pitcher. But it was too strong.

The poor crow stopped to rest. "What shall I do now? I cannot die of thirst with water close by. There must be a way, if only I had wit enough to find out."

After a while, the crow had a bright idea. There were many small stones lying about. She picked them up, one by one and dropped them into the pitcher. Slowly the water rose, till at last she could drink it. How good it tasted!

"There is always a way out of hard places," said the crow, "if only you have the wit to find out.

An Aesop Fable

The Great Universe

Do you know that your bodies are made of some of the same substances that are found in the sun and the other stars? You are a sample of the great Universe. So do not let little things trouble you but think and act as if you were a part of a bigger world than the little earth which you live on.

Edwin B. Frost

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Please find more Inspirational Short Story here;


Growing Up Or Growing Old
Do you always have to make a choice between growing up or growing old?

Life Explained
Life can be explained in so many ways. This is one way.

The Difference Between Rich and Poor
The difference between rich and poor is about how we view events in our lives.

Is Packaging Important To You?
When a gift comes to you, will you know that it is a gift by how it looks?

Every Winner Has Scars
Your life is made up of a series of expierences.

Positive Attitude
She is 92 years old, petite, well poised and proud.

Wealth, Success and Love
A women came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards in her front yard.

The Burnt Biscuit
A burnt biscuit every once in awhile never hurt anyone.

Vitamin F
We all need more Vitamin F in our diets.

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