Eight Times People Shared Their Personal Victories, and It Made Us Smile From Ear-to-Ear

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As the old saying goes, if God is with you, who can be against you?

Perseverance, belief and positivity go a long way, as long as you do your best and stay the course.

Recently, the website Brightside.me shared a list of personal triumphs that brought a huge smile to my face during what was otherwise a pretty nondescript morning.

These stories of personal growth and happiness are a great pick-me-up during a sunny day, rainy day, or everything in-between.

They are a testament to the power of the human spirit, and further confirmation that it’s never too late to become you might have been in life.

It all starts with one determined dad who decided to join his son on a school day that would become one of the most memorable of all for the father-son duo.

1. “After being a stay-at-home dad for 6 years, I started college alongside my son who just started kindergarten.”

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2. “After 2 and a half years, I’ve reached my goal weight.”

Weight loss is a long, arduous process and a journey of spiritual and emotional growth, but she did it.

3. “Born at 25 weeks, they told us she might not survive, and if she did, she could be disabled. Yesterday was her first day of school.”

4. “Just paid my fifth month’s rent since quitting my job for art. It’s possible!”

Sometimes the battles we fight are not simply to survive, but to thrive and enjoy our lives and explore our talents the way God intended for us to do, as his story (and the next one) so deftly demonstrate.

5. “Overcame a tough summer and leaving a toxic job thanks to my passion and faith in my art.”

6. “I started college the other day after being out of school for 6 years and never thinking I was capable of doing it.”

7. “After about 9 months of living in my car and a lifetime of unstable housing, I finally have a home to call my own!”


8. “A 5-year-old leukemia patient, all grown up, received her white coat today as a medical student at UVA. No words to describe my feelings about this miracle.”

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