Be honest with us, how many times have you scrolled past a distressing event on Facebook? Or witnessed a nasty “social media” war on Instagram?
Social media has taken on an extremely negative meaning for most of us, and it’s time to turn that around right now. The best way to do that is to celebrate life and every single achievement we have made and allow the world to partake in your happiness! Achievements can be big or small. But whatever the size of the victory, we believe that it is crucial to celebrate every one of them, especially in this world ridden with disaster news almost every day.
Fortunately, these people have perfected the art of sharing their achievements, and their inspiring stories have been put up on social media for the whole world to see and feel touched!
Learning how to walk is a huge milestone for a baby. But for an adult? Walking is a privilege that most of us take for granted. Only when you meet with an injury that leaves you unable to walk do you begin to appreciate the miracle of walking!
This man is not taking anything for granted. Having had to re-learn how to walk after a severe injury left his muscles in the worst conditions, he knows how beautiful being able to walk is! Just take a look at all that happiness that is radiating from him in this picture.
An unfortunate custody situation caused this man to lose touch with his daughter for nearly two years. We don’t know how, but he seems to have been reunited with his little girl!
Separation of any kind can be challenging, especially if the separation involves your little ones that you adore to death. But Lady Luck seems to be beaming upon this proud father, and you can’t help but be glad that this father-daughter duo has been reunited at last!
Being able to create is one of humankind’s most remarkable abilities. And we explore this ability every single day, in different ways in our lives. This young man’s father, for example, has been able to create a new toy that has finally been showcased as a product in a toy store!
Inventing toys is not always fun and games (no pun intended), and there’s a great deal of marketing and business development involved. But this man’s hard work has paid off, as his product now sits proudly next to a Nerf gun!
We learn every single day, no matter what age we’re in. This is why no one should feel ashamed of going back to university to learn a new skill, even if they’re in their sixties! This is exactly what this girl’s mother has done, going back to university at the age of 65.
The first day of school can be very nerve-wracking, but with such a huge smile, we’re sure that this woman will conquer hearts (and grades!) from the minute she steps inside the class.
Being bullied can take a huge toll on one’s mental and physical health. And being bullied for your body? That’s not a picnic, as this young man would say! We must admit, it’s pretty impressive how he has been able to bounce back from being bullied.
Not only does he now have muscle definition from having worked hard in the gym, he also has a proud expression on his face. Way to go, buddy!
There’s nothing like the joy of being able to walk again after an injury, as we have already seen. This man, who was unfortunately left to fend for himself with a wheelchair after a road accident, has been able to stand up and take that first step again.
Many thanks to the incredible technology that has been growing in leaps and bounds, of course. This man is forever going to be grateful to technology, we can tell!
Nothing glues a family together like a happy and lively kid in the house. But the pain that couples feel when they find out that they might not be able to experience this joy is something we would not want to wish upon our worst enemies.
This young couple, however, has had a great turn of luck. Despite being given bad news by their doctor, they kept trying, and they were finally rewarded with a pregnancy!
This little boy is over the moon, and you can well imagine why. He just won the two-year-old lottery! This was the happy result of a capsule game, apparently, and this boy is thrilled to find himself the victor amongst all other two-year-olds.
If this is his luck at just two years of age, we can’t imagine how things will be as an adult for this boy. But for now, let us also revel in his happiness.
A mountain climber’s dream is to scale the tallest mountains globally, and Mount Kilimanjaro makes it onto every mountain climber’s list. Situated over 20,000 ft above sea level, this mountain has harsh temperatures and freezing winds the higher you climb.
This man has been able to scale this mountain successfully. He must really feel on top of the world, having just reached the summit of one of the tallest mountains in the world.
Cancer patients will know the pain and the exhaustion that comes from months and months of chemotherapy. However, once they complete and pass chemo, these patients are given a victory bell to ring to celebrate with the rest of the hospital!
This young woman’s mother is a fighter, and she has made it through 12 months of brutal chemo to be able to ring her victory through that bell finally!
Football is generally considered a man’s sport, and women who play football are generally scoffed at. However, some women play this sport exceptionally well, sometimes even better than their male counterparts, as this young lady in the photo has just demonstrated.
Not only has she been able to beat all of her colleagues at fantasy football, but she has also won a big shiny trophy to mark her victory. Kudos to you, boss lady!
As we have already seen, injuries that leave you paralyzed can be complicated to deal with, mostly if they leave you paralyzed for months on end. Recovery can be prolonged and painful, often taking a considerable amount of effort and willpower.
This man, however, had one motivation all along. His daughter! He was able to find his own strength to overcome his paralysis, and after several months, he’s finally able to carry his little girl on his shoulders!
Marathons are never easy, especially if you are not an athlete. However, hard work and perseverance can usually push you through the finish line. This is exactly what helped this young man’s girlfriend accomplish one of her life goals.
She was able to finish a marathon successfully after months of training and hard work. No wonder she’s got that ecstatic smile on her face. It must be from all the happy hormones that were released during the run!
Great Britain has a great tradition where people who turn 100 receive a personal letter from the Queen herself. What’s more, they receive a letter after that for each additional year that they celebrate. What a brilliant way to celebrate life, isn’t it?
This young woman’s grandma is smiling eye to eye, for she has just received one such card from the Queen for her 107th birthday. Well, we can’t blame her. We would be over the moon if the Queen wrote to us too!
Nothing gets us feeling romantic, like a marriage proposal gone right. And this one just seems so simple, yet so beautiful. Just as this man was about to pop the big question, one of his friends could capture the woman’s answer on camera.
The look on her face is enough to let us know that the answer was yes. Better yet, it looks like the question came as a total surprise to her, which makes this proposal even more romantic!
Sometimes, as adults, we tend to live our whole lives without ever stopping to smell the roses along the way. We might just have to invoke our inner child to experience life to the fullest, as children are the best at cherishing the moment.
This woman’s son seems to be having the time of his life on his “walk.” This is his first experience of snowfall.
Weddings are an emotional affair, and there’s generally a lot of crying involved. But the crying is normally expected by the bride or even the bride’s parents, but her brother? Now that’s a first!
The wedding photographer had done us a great favor by clicking this incredible moment for us when the bride’s brother took out his phone to record a video of his sister and father dancing at the wedding. A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one overflows with love!
Recognition for hard work is just about the best reward any entrepreneur could ever get. This young man’s father has a huge grin on his face as he has just made it on to the local newspaper for having thebest French fries in town.
This is a small-town hero indeed, for who doesn’t love a man with a good French fry at his restaurant? Big congratulations to you, dad. You’re setting the right example for your son!
This couple looks so proud as they show off this man’s medals for his military fleet service during World War II. And they have every right to be proud, as this man is receiving the best kind of recognition for having put his life at risk all those years ago.
Whether it comes as soon as you complete a task or 72 years later, medals are a moment of pride, and we are glad that this couple is celebrating this huge victory in life.
Everybody knows the dread that fills every parent’s mind when they realize that their child is about to be born as a premature baby. There are so many complications, and it’s a miracle when the baby finally pulls through.
This young father is not taking anything for granted, though. He is cherishing every single moment as he hugs his little baby close to his heart. Research has shown that skin contact is essential for brain development, and it looks like this baby is definitely going to grow up smart as hell!
Adoption is a grueling process in America, but there is no joy quite like it when you finally get those papers signed and bring your little one home for the first time.
This young couple is bringing their adopted baby home for the first time to meet their first-born daughter. Just look at how excited the little girl is to meet her brother!
Donating organs after you have passed away can help others live on, and this is exactly what this woman’s son did. He donated his heart to this young woman in the photo, and now his heart beats inside her.
To have a piece of your loved one live on inside others is an incredible thing, and technology has made that possible for us. We can only imagine the range of emotions this woman must be feeling as she listens to that beating heart.
Recovering from an illness is an incredibly tedious affair. This is especially true if you have to remain in the hospital for days on end, with no end in sight. And that day when you are discharged, and you return home to your loved ones is indeed a day of joy and happiness.
This young man’s father has finally returned home after a long battle with illness in the hospital. Just look at that huge smile on his face and that victory stance! What a fighter!
It’s easy to pursue your dreams when you’re young, and the world is at your feet. But when you’re older, societal expectations might just crush your spirit. As such, anyone who rises above this and goes after their dreams is someone who needs to be appreciated.
Kudos to this man who was able to make his dreams come true at the age of 54. Living day in and out, working to make his passion come true, is something we are sure he will love doing!
It can be tough to get back up after surgery, especially after a heart transplant. It’s no secret that these surgeries can be extremely demanding on your body, to such an extent that most people spend their days in exhaustion.
But not this woman. In just ten months, she was up and about. She even performed for a packed audience on the stage! “Mamma Mia” has never been a sweeter musical for people to see.
Being homeless is one of the most devastating things that could happen to someone, and that’s what happened to this man as well. And as every person who has lost their home will be able to tell you, it’s not easy rising up.
Now, however, this man is happy with where he is in life. So happy, in fact, that he has been voted “London’s happiest bus driver!” Now that’s an accomplishment indeed.
As we have already said, chasing your dreams when you’re older is a mountainous task. Especially if you have a government that is too overbearing in its restrictions. This was exactly the case for this person who wished to publish a book but couldn’t because of the strict censorship laws.
But she persevered, and finally, at the age of 47, she was able to get her name in print. Not only this, but her book became a best-seller in both the US and Canada!
This list is full of older people who have finally been able to achieve their dreams, and we’re here for it! This woman was a stay-at-home mom for years until she realized her purpose in life in her 40s: to be an interior designer.
She became the winner of a design challenge on a national TV show, and became an interior designer, a radio contributor, and even works as a writer for a design magazine. Talk about an accomplishment!
Losing weight is never easy, and most people tend to lose motivation along the way. But not this couple. They pushed together to achieve their goal of leading a healthier lifestyle and losing some weight before their wedding.
This picture that shows them embarking on their new chapter in life as entirely different people is so inspiring that we simply agree when they say that they are “couple motivation goals.”
Colonel Sanders, the man who gave us the recipe for what is probably the most popular chicken globally – KFC, is a household name these days. We all know how big this man made it in life, but did you ever stop to think about where it all began?
Well, it began with Colonel Sanders selling chicken from the back of his car, trying to perfect his recipe day in and day out. People began loving his chicken, and it finally became famous as KFC!
Here is another stellar example that life isn’t over the minute you hit 30. This woman, at 47, says herself that she hasn’t achieved anything humongous like publishing a book at her age. Instead, she just took an adventurous trip to Zimbabwe.
What’s more, she went to Zimbabwe to volunteer. And in the process, she got to witness the beautiful Victoria Falls. It’s safe to say that she’s living life to the fullest.
It’s never too late to give way to creative expression, and that’s exactly what this grandmother of two has done. At age 55, she picked up the paintbrush to realize her life-long dream of becoming a painter.
And looking at those two beautiful pieces of art that she has created, there is no doubt that she has not only achieved her dream, but she is definitely going places, even at the age of 60!
A double heart/lung procedure is an intense surgery that takes almost 12 hours to complete. It is also a high-risk surgery, which means that patients usually go into it without knowing whether they will ever wake up again.
This woman, however, has successfully pushed through surgery and finally opened her eyes. The sight of her waking up must have been such a heart-warming moment for her husband!
There is nothing as nerve-wracking as having your son/daughter in intensive care the minute they are born. But sometimes, complications might just leave you with no choice. This is what happened to this couple, who had to leave their baby in intensive care for two weeks.
We can only imagine the overwhelming flow of emotions they must have felt as they brought their little one home. Home sweet home indeed.
These days, all of us are caught up in a rush of work and chores at home. Rarely do we ever get out of the daily hustle to explore new things. But once in a while, doing this can bring so much joy into your life that it’s unbelievable.
This woman can definitely attest to this. Here she is, skydiving in all her glory. The happiness that is radiating from her as she floats mid-air is something we have so rarely witnessed in all our lives.
This man has been selling some delicious and mouth-watering pizzas to hordes of students in the college where he worked at. And for years, people had no idea what his little pizza corner was called. He finally got a piece of recognition as he holds his signature pizza and stands right in front of a sign that reads Victor’s pizza.
We are not sure if Victor is his name or it’s a title given to him. Either way, we’re glad that he’s getting the recognition he deserves!
Many people in the world who have served in the Second World War are still alive to tell the tale. This grandfather is one such person who was a prisoner of war in World War II. In this picture, he is meeting his grandson for the first time.
What’s more, his grandson even carries his name! That really shows how proud his son is. This truly is a proud, multi-generational moment all around.
Traditionally, when a woman walks down the aisle to be united with her partner forever in marriage, it is her father who will walk her down the aisle and “give her away.” However, in recent times, people have been breaking traditions, and this is one of them.
Here, this person’s wife was walked down the aisle by her two young sons! What a beautiful gesture this is.
We can’t imagine how heartbreaking it must be for parents to learn that their child has cancer. Especially a child that is as young as this one in the picture. But it can be just as emotional and joyous when they learn that their child has successfully pulled through chemo.
This little one in the photo seems to be the picture of happiness, and she smiles up at the camera after having finished all her chemotherapy sessions.
“Where it all started” and “where it ended” is a popular trend that goes around on social media these days. Couples post pictures of when they first started dating, to where they finally ended up. This is one such picture too.
In the picture on the left, the man has had to undergo some sort of surgery, but his girl stayed right by his side. And in the picture on the right, they have finally tied the knot!
Pregnancy is a beautiful time for new mothers, but it can quickly turn into a dangerous situation if the mother has a previously diagnosed condition that makes her pregnancy precarious. Unfortunately for this couple, this was their situation.
Luckily, the mother was able to pull through, and they now have a beautiful baby girl to celebrate all of life’s joy and sorrows with.
People who get remarried multiple times in their lives are often stigmatized by society. And people who marry late in their lives experience this even more so. But we should congratulate every single person who can overcome this stigma.
This woman’s mother, who is 61 years of age, has finally tied the knot with her true love. We only hope she is just as happy as she looks.
Putting yourself first is never easy, especially when you have spent your whole life taking care of others. But this man’s dad finally decided to indulge in some self-love, and he embarked on a journey to lose weight.
He looks so proud of himself as he has lost almost 75 lbs, which is truly an impressive feat. Well done, dad!
Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some are huge, like The Incredible Hulk, and some are tiny, like this little girl in this photo. We can only imagine what ordeal chemotherapy must have been, but she was strong enough to pull through.
And we must admit, the superhero outfit and cape look amazing on her. Keep saving the day, little girl, the world needs more people like you!
Living with a disability can be extremely debilitating. Usually, people who have disabilities cannot do elementary things that the rest of us take for granted. This person’s mother could not spend time at the beach for many years due to her disability.
But finally, advancement in technology has helped this woman finally feel the fresh sea-breeze on her face. What a beautiful day it must have been for her.
This set of pictures goes in line with the “before” and “after” trend in social media, where people undergo glow-ups or make-overs. But this transformation was something we weren’t prepared for.
This young man had felt uncomfortable with his male body all his life, but he feared to embrace his feminine side. However, he finally decided to embrace who he really is and look at how much happier he looks!
You never know when the last time you spend with your beloved grandparents would be. This is why it is so important to spend every last minute that you can with them, even if it means skipping homework.
Look at the joy that this family feels as they spend their last moments together. This memory is definitely one that this granddaughter is going to cherish for all her life.