After being exploited, Richard could have easily fallen into resentment and blame. Instead, he chose to learn something valuable from the situation.
New and Popular Poems and Stories
“My mind goes where my heart
dares not; feelings and logic;
After being publicly embarrassed, Amanda could have sunk into isolation and self-pity. But she didn’t. This is her story of turning humiliation into triumph.
Medications led Tabita’s 13-year-old daughter to hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, and eight psychiatric hospitalizations. Here’s how she healed.
One night, Cindy and her husband saw a man eating dinner alone and anonymously paid for his bill. Months later, their act of kindness returned to them.
Dorothy was standing in line at the gas station, ready to buy a lottery ticket, when she saw an opportunity to spend her $10 on something much better.
“I tanned the cancer into my flesh …shaved my teeth
to needles …filling
my mouth with bathroom fixtures, let doctors
cut me apart like a hunting prize”
While traveling in India, Nihar met a poor, hard-working young man with a dream. This is Nihar’s story of making that dream come true.
“I will make peace. I have to make peace, in order to die in peace, wherever, whenever that may be.”
When Heather overheard her neighbor talking about her worries, she could have just walked on, like most people in New York would have. But she didn’t.
When her mother fell ill, Helen found hope in a kind nurse named Bridget. This is Helen’s grateful tribute to all the nurses who change lives.
Jennifer was told she’d be in a wheelchair within a year and then continue to deteriorate. This is how she healed herself, physically and emotionally.
When Walter overhead an elderly woman struggling to buy a coat in the thrift store, he couldn’t just walk away. This was his random act of kindness.
Chelsea was stewing in anger and depression, thinking no one was on her side. This is how asking for help changed her life.
Janaya Martin’s intimate and candid poem about coping with the death of her father while trying to cultivate forgiveness.