Inspirational Stories

Inspirational stories, motivational stories. Inspiring TaleTown multimedia English short stories & tales exploring how to be fulfilled & live life meaningfully!

  • Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    Leo Tolstoy in His StudyCount Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy influenced Gandhi & helped shape India’s non-violent resistance movement.

    Russian philosopher & political thinker Leo Tolstoy …

  • Cracked Pot

    The Parable of the Cracked PotWe're all cracked pots, but can still be useful.

    The parable of the cracked pot teaches Rosh that succeeding despite our imperfections can lead to fulfillment.

  • Dream Big New Zealand

    The Webb Ellis Cup completes visit to Dubai as part of Rugby World Cup Trophy TourNew Zealand surged ahead straight after the interval, with Ma’a Nonu gathering a loose ball and setting off on an arcing run.

    “Lae ja Nonu (Take it away, Nonu)”, Rosh yelled at the TV, at the top of his lungs.

    His shout scared the birds who were waiting on the deck outside, to get their morning feed.

  • Eye Of The Beholder

    magic eye // I have been tagged

    Nothing changes in the world around you, yet your world changes completely.

    The eye sees. The eye of the beholder is the key.

  • Helen Keller Listened

    Helen Keller in India“Only after an infant learns to identify words, can words start to have meanings.”

    “This little girl was therefore doomed to a life of loneliness, silence and darkness."

    "She could see nothing, hear nothing, and couldn’t say much.”

  • Here I Am, Lord

    Perceptions of PeaceAs he floated in and out of consciousness, talking to his God as he had done on countless other occasions in his life, long-forgotten words from Dan Schutte’s famous Christian hymn came to the fore again, inside his being.

  • Just Push

    Falling'Amazing!’ he thought, ‘How God appears to those who are deserving. And miraculous, how they are able to get back through to Him.’

    ‘Yet these communication channels remain open to us all. As Intuition and Prayer. Intuition, when God phones us up. And prayer, when we are telephoning God.’

  • Let Them Grow Roots

    Giant MudskipperLet them grow roots, if you want them to grow tall and strong.

    Insightful story with parenting tips for overprotective parents.

    Trust in the genes & let kids be...

  • Monk With The Midas Touch

    Heritage Day 2011An 83-year-old Japanese billionaire, who’s redefining how to do business successfully in the new world of today, with what many decry as old 'values of yesterday'.

    In a world where managers are obsessed with pleasing shareholders, Inamori, entrepreneur, management guru and Zen Buddhist priest, focuses instead on making his staff happy.

  • Put Your Glass Down

    whiskey on the rocksBut he just smiled at her, and when he was certain he had her attention, asked, "How heavy is my glass?"

    “What?” she was baffled.

  • Rebirth Of Eagle

    Not funny Eagle'I am afraid to take this leap of faith. You say that the eagle alone can look into the sun. And the sun rejuvenates its eyes. But I am weak and fearful."

    "If I am no eagle, the sun will scorch mine. And smite them down for my arrogance."

  • The Fern And The Bamboo

    Free Bamboo Stock BackgroundsEtc Wallpaper -  Asparagus Fern Green"Year after year, the fern flourished, and the bamboo just lay hidden beneath the soil, wanting simply to be forgotten. But I did not forget it, and I would not quit on it.”

    "Then one fine morning, a tiny bamboo sprout peeked shyly out of the earth. Compared to the fern, it was so small and insignificant, so unsure of itself.”

  • The Four Candles

    Four CandlesThe story of The Four Candles.

    Darkness breeds fear. But so long as there is Hope...

    ... Peace, Faith and Love can be rekindled again in Life.

  • The Frog Who Climbed The Eiffel Tower

    Look way up...As they milled about on le Champ de Mars, loud discussions raged about the chances of the frogs.

    "No way anyone will get to the top!” said one.

    "Yeah, it's just too far for the poor buggers," agreed another.

  • The Playground

    Old HandsAre parents like the playgrounds?

    Milestones you have passed in your journey of life. And subsequently forgotten…

  • The Power Of One

    bank mothers (c) iimcmissioncal.orgIIMC began, essentially medically treating about 20 kids per day in the poor Sonarpur neighborhood, where access existed neither to medical care nor to formal education.

    Dr. Sujit started as his project’s only physician, but within 25 years, he had over 18 doctors and 700 full time employees working with him.

  • The Quest For Roti

    Gurdas Maan, live in concert.Roti Magar, meaning the quest for Roti, is a beautiful Punjabi poem written & sung by Gurdas Maan on the ethos of sustenance.

    Rosh translates & explains lyrics

  • The Richest Man Ever

    John D. Rockefeller"To become rich," Rosh said, "you have to become different first. Do things differently, see things differently. From the majority."

    "It takes vision to see what others can't see yet. And faith in your vision to convert it into a reality. And resources to make it happen. And courage to actually do it."

  • The Secret Of Amish

    The Immortals of Meluha"Who's he?" asked Rosh.

    "Amish is a young author that Forbes India has ranked among the Top 100 celebrities in India two years in a row," Isha replied, "in 2012 and 2013, and he is younger than you." 

  • Then Helen Keller Spoke

    Hellen Keller in IndiaIn 1955, this 75 year old battler embarked on one of her longest and most grueling journeys.

    A 40,000-mile, five-month-long tour through Asia.