Page image with sun burst and words Inspirational Stories

If you have ever enjoyed one of our pizzas, you have probably read one of the inspirational stories printed on your box.  We have shared our collection of stories for you to copy, print or otherwise distribute to your friends and family if you choose. Please enjoy!

  • I am Third

    There was a boy who was very popular among others his age. He was an excellent leader in his school groups. One of his friends visited him and saw a homemade plaque in his room with ...More

  • Clap & Cheer

    Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying ...More

  • A Baby Asked God

    A baby asked God, They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so much so small and helpless? ...More

  • A Box of Kisses

    Some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate ...More

  • Love Poem

    A bell is no bell 'til you ring it, A song is no song 'til you sing it, And love in your heart ...More

  • Gratitude

    The beauty and eloquence of an expression of gratitude is reflected in a newspaper story of some years ago: The District of Columbia police auctioned off about 100 unclaimed bicycles ...More

  • The Star Fish

    Based on the story by Loren Eisley... I awoke early, as I often did, just before sunrise to walk by the ocean's edge and greet the new day. As I moved through the misty dawn, I focused on a faint, far away ...More

  • Adopted

    Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture had a different hair color ...More

  • A Friend

    A friend is a person whom you want to have near when you are dying. And whom you like to be with while you are living. To whom you spontaneously turn to ...More

  • Up To Bat

    On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. ...More

  • Shed A Tear Of Joy

    An eye witness account from New York City, on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, ...More

  • How Is My Little Boy

    Sally jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said: "How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?" The surgeon said, "I'm sorry. We did all we could, but ...More

  • Remember

    What a difference a sad event in someone's life makes. Having recently lost his wife, GEORGE CARLIN -comedian of the 70's and 80's- wrote something so very ...More

  • A Child Learns

    If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight. If a child lives with ...More

  • Wooden Bowl

    I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now. A frail old man went to live ...More

  • Lunch With God

    A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey. ...More

  • Don't Let Me Cry

    A boy named Gilbert was eight years old and had been in Cub Scouts only a short time. During one of his meetings he was handed a sheet of paper, a block of wood and four tires ...More

  • The Boy and the Fence

    There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. ...More

  • Fisherman

    Once a fisherman was sitting near seashore, under the shadow of a tree smoking his beedi. Suddenly a rich businessman passing by approached him and enquired as to why he was sitting under ...More

  • German Shephard

    One day an old German shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. ...More

  • Clark Family

    Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It had taken years, ...More

  • In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky ...More

  • Shake It Off and Step Up

    A story 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. After carefully assessing ...More

  • Charles Schultz Philosophy

    The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read the story straight through, and ...More

  • Be Thankful

    Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. ...More

  • The Power of Frogs

    A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ...More

  • Lessons of Life

    A man had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So each season he sent one of them on a quest, to go out and look at a distant ...More

  • A Special Teacher

    Years ago a John Hopkin's professor gave a group of graduate students this assignment: Go to the slums. Take 200 boys, between the ages of 12 and 16, and investigate their background and environment. Then predict ...More

  • Dear Teacher

    I wish to take the time to thank you for everything you've done for my children. I know that working with all those children can be a handful and it got me thinking. ...More

  • Junior High School Dilemma...Solved by God

    Can God show up unexpectedly in a public school setting and change the hearts of students and teachers alike? Let the resounding answer from a testimony in Canada encourage you: ...More

  • The Sandpiper

    She was six years old when I first met her on the beach near where I live. I drive to this beach, a distance of three or four miles, whenever the world begins to close in on me. She was building a sand castle or something and looked up, her eyes as blue as the sea ...More

  • The Power of Words

    A story is told... In 1899, four reporters from Denver, Colorado met by chance one night in the Denver railway station. Al Stevens, Jack Tournay, John ...More

  • Giving When It Counts

    Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. ...More

  • You Reap What you Sow

    The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal ...More

  • Three Trees

    Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be ...More

  • Rules To Live By

    Do not worship any other gods Do not make idols of any kind Do not misuse the name of God Remember to ...More

  • The Greatest Teacher

    He never taught a lesson in a classroom... He had no tools to work with, such as blackboards, maps or charts... He used no subject ...More

  • I am Thankful

    For the wife Who says it's hot dogs tonight, because she is home with me, and not out with someone else ...More

  • The Ticket

    Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down: 73 in a 55 zone. Fourth time in as many months. How could a guy get caught so often? ...More

  • Dear Emergency First Responders,

    Dear Emergency First Responders, We wish to take the time to thank you for everything you do and all the people you help. Working ...More

  • Forgiveness

    A letter written to a man on death row by the father of the man whom the man on death row had killed: You are probably surprised that I, of all people ...More

  • Family

    I ran into a stranger as he passed by, "Oh excuse me please" was my reply. He said, "Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for you." ...More

  • The Fable of the Hot Dog Vendor

    Once upon a time there was a young immigrant looking to get ahead. Times were tough and work was scarce. Every day he walked into the city to find work and every ...More

  • The Brick

    A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out ...More

  • Paid in Full

    A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father ...More

  • I'm Invisible...

    It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the kids will walk into the room while I'm on the phone and ask to be taken ...More

  • Beautiful Story

    Sally had been waiting for hours at the Children's Hospital. She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room. She said "How's my little boy? Is he going ...More

  • The Window

    Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help ...More

  • Dinner with a Friend

    Early one morning, Ruth went to her mail box and there was only a single letter. She picked it up and looked at it before opening, but then she looked at the envelope again. There was ...More

  • Lucky

    Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named "Lucky". Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit, they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open ...More