Stories From Around the World

Inspirational * Motivational * Amusing 
* Enlightening * Comforting * 
Stories & Poems

REAL and In Person INSPIRATION - The 2016 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team! . . . the final five - Consisting of Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, (Wambui, uh, she wasn't on the team) Gabby Douglas and Madison Kocian.

Beatrice, NE - The West Side Baptist Church Explosion

The explosion should have resulted in serious injury and/or fatality to the 15 members of the church choir, who normally met at 7:25 p.m. on Wednesdays for practice. However, by fortuitous coincidence, no one was in the building when it exploded – every one of the 15 members were late for one reason or another . . . 

Desiderata

Desiderata: Latin for "Things to be Desired." -- Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence... 

A Hopi Elder Speaks

We are the ones we've been waiting for. 

The Hug

The Hug. Could it be the perfect drug?


The Traveling Angels

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a space in the cold basement. below.


The Parable of the Wise Old Mule

A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer's well. The farmer heard the mule 'braying'--or whatever mules do when they fall into wells.


The World Is A Puzzle

The World Is A Puzzle There was a man who had a little boy that he loved very much. Everyday after work the man would come home and play with the little boy. He would always spend all of his extra time playing with the little boy.


Inspirational Heart Story

A Grandfather talking to his grandson about a tragedy he witnessed . . .


The Fisherman Story

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. . .


Stardust Us?

Dear Wambui Bahati,
I am writing a book of stories about my late wife so that her daughters can read about our relationship as it is too painful to discuss with them, now . . .

A Story About Perspective

Dear Mother and Dad:
Since I left for college, I have been remiss in writing, and I am sorry for my thoughtlessness in not having written before . . .


A Short Story About Human Value

A well-known speaker started his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?"


The Frog in the Pit

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a bottomless pit . . .


A Spider, Turtle, Moon Tale

When the Moon heard what had happened, she was distraught with the Turtle. She arranged an eclipse so that she could visit the Turtle in the darkness.


Wrong Email Address

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.


The Cold Within

Six humans trapped by happenstance in black and bitter cold Each possessed a stick of wood, Or so the story's told. Their dying fire in need of logs, the first woman held hers back . . .


So-o-o-o Many Stories to Share


You Don't Know Jack Schitt?

Well, you are about to know Jack and the whole Schitt family. 


Request to the Bandleader

Request to the Bandleader is a look at how little value some people place on musicians and other artists. We can see the  humor, but the truth cuts deep.


A Round Tuit

All procrastinators!!  We have just the thing for you! No more excuses!