Inspiring Stories

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: Merlin and His Slackline

The man is doing something on his lawn that I don’t understand. As I pass, he’s cleaning a… >>

6 Inspiring Stories: You're Never Too Old to Dream
6 Inspiring Stories: You’re Never Too Old to Dream

These people prove that we can all definitely get better with age. >>

Motivational Quotes from Eternal Optimists
Motivational Quotes from Eternal Optimists

Meet six people who look on the bright side of life, and find inspiration in their unique… >>

Why I Took My 14-Year-Old Wedding Dress Shopping
Why I Took My 14-Year-Old Wedding Dress Shopping

A mom takes her daughter on the trip of a lifetime: "What do you do when you glimpse a moment you… >>

Editor's Note: My Father Was the Kind of Dad Who...
Editor’s Note: My Father Was the Kind of Dad Who…

Reader's Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello on life lessons learned from her father. >>

Angel in an Apron: Baker Saves Couple from Plane Crash
Angel in an Apron: Baker Saves Couple from Plane Crash

Read how a couple survives a fiery plane crash thanks to a baker and his buddy in this gripping… >>

We Hear You America: Mayors of the Week
We Hear You America: Mayors of the Week

Meet some local leaders are working to make their towns even better -- and maybe earn a WHYA prize… >>

America's most interesting town Coleman, MI
Do You Live in America’s Most Interesting Town?

What makes your town fascinating? Tell us and share for a chance to be on our cover. So far we love: >>

Kivalina, Alaska: A Disappearing Town
Kivalina, Alaska: A Disappearing Town

At the tip of a barrier island 80 miles above the Arctic Circle, the town of Kivalina, Alaska, is… >>

veterans Chillicothe, IL
How 6 Small Towns Honor Veterans

Inspiring: Throughout the year, these small towns honor all United States veterans in unique ways… >>

Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery
Manchester, NH: Refurbishing a Community Art Gallery

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July
Jacksonville, IL: Celebrating the Fourth of July

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park
St. Johns, MI: Setting Up a Spray Park

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill
Edinburg, VA: Restoring the Mill

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities
Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits
Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits

Find how how winning $10,000 from the Reader's Digest We Hear You America campaign allowed… >>

Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights
Aurura, IL: the Festival of Lights

Aurora's holiday Festival of Lights is the town's showpiece -- find out how a Reader's Diget We… >>

Ainsworth, NE: A Better Library and Pool
Ainsworth, NE: A Better Library and Pool

Learn how this small Nebraska town rallied its residents and earned a prize in the Reader's Digest… >>

Boley, OK: Keeping Boley Clean
Boley, OK: Keeping Boley Clean

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>

Armada, MI: Building a Skate Park
Armada, MI: Building a Skate Park

In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes… >>