Inspirational Stories

Reader’s Digest has the stories to lift your spirits and fill you with hope in your darkest moments. We’ve promised to be a source of joy, and these stories deliver. From everyday heros to reunited long-lost siblings, we’ve got the stories to inspire you.

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This Man Taught Himself to Play the Trumpet So He Could Honor Fallen Veterans

He didn’t even know how to play 
the bugle. But because he wanted to 
honor fallen soldiers, he learned.

18 Things I Learned From My Sister

Family is great, but there's something especially special about having a sister. Whether it's learning about love, sharing, giving, or...