I don’t know about you, but I’ve always loved reading inspiring stories. When I was a child, it was true stories from the Reader’s Digest that captured my attention. Then came all the Chicken Soup stories. When I discovered the internet and blogs, the ones with true, inspiring stories always got me hooked. Whether it was someone who saved someone else, or a group of people who face adversities and triumphed over them, or an individual who didn’t allow illness or disability to come in the way of their dreams, all of them drew me in.

A few months ago, my friend, Vidya Sury called for inspiring stories to feature on her blog. Vidya’s blog is all about spreading happiness and inspiration. You will find plenty of inspiring stories there.  The beauty of her stories are that they are about ordinary people who in their simplicity inspire us to shower kindness and do the best we can no matter what our circumstances.


inspiring stories


“The most beautiful people we have ever known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have pulled themselves out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


When I saw Vidya’s request for stories about inspiring people, I knew I had to share the story of Sanam Rabadi Karunakar, who is one of the most inspiring persons I know. Today, I invite you to read my post about Sanam on Vidya’s blog: Inspiring Stories. Against All Odds.

Thanks for the opportunity, Vidya!

be the inspiration