Special Features

May 9, 2016

Grief

At times of loss, feelings of grief can be overwhelming. But from the crucible of that pain, we can learn more about ourselves, and about how we want to continue living in the world. Click the links below to read...
April 25, 2016

Teachers

Thousands of teachers across America have asked their students to write This I Believe essays. In the process, many of those teachers have written their own statements of belief. In spite of the challenges, these educators say teaching is more...
April 18, 2016

Nurses

They work long hours performing tasks many of us wouldn't want to do. They are present during moments of tragedy and joy. And, when we need medical care, they are often the first and last people we see. Click the...
April 11, 2016

A Calling to Medicine

For thousands of years, men and women have chosen to become healers. Some of them have chosen to take the Hippocratic Oath and become physicians. Below, you will find essays from several of them, including some from the 1950s This I...
April 4, 2016

Gardening

Spring is here and all over the country, gardeners are beginning to start planting their gardens, or at very least start planning what they are going to plant. But more than flowers and vegetables emerge from the soil. Beliefs can...
March 28, 2016

A Place Called Heaven

Is there such a place? What is it like, and who might be there? Questions about heaven have occupied the minds of people for generations. In pondering these questions many of our essayists have found a belief that brings them...
March 1, 2016

Super Tuesday

In the U.S., today is known as Super Tuesday, a day when citizens of 13 states and one territory go to the polls in the presidential primaries. Today we are showcasing the This I Believe essays of seven individuals who...
February 22, 2016

Gray Hair and Wrinkles

There is much to be said about youthful exuberance and being young at heart. However, many people find that aging brings a certain kind of wisdom, peace of mind, and certainty of self. Click the links below to read how...
January 4, 2016

The Year In Review—2015

It's the beginning of a new year, and we at This I Believe are looking back at some of the most inspiring personal stories we featured in 2015. Click on the links below to revisit some of the most memorable...