Stories of Hope

Sometimes, given our various situations, we can feel unmotivated or hopeless. We might think to ourselves, ”I can’t overcome the odds,” or, ”the deck is stacked against me.” If we ever need reminders of how much power we actually hold, we can just look in the history books. Let’s check out these historical examples of people overcoming innumerable odds!

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”


Abraham Lincoln was born dirt-poor in a log cabin; he became a renowned lawyer and statesman simply by reading extensively.

Behold, the 16th president of the United States of America and the man who abolished slavery.

Thomas Edison was told that he was “too stupid to learn anything.” 

Behold, the father of invention.

102 people (know as pilgrims) fought back against a tyrannical government.

Behold, the birth of America, the greatest nation on earth.


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