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Good news creates hope.
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By Good News Network Friday, February 03, 2006
Good news is often considered too soft to be valuable in one’s real life. The truth is, good news can create concrete positive change in any person’s life no matter their background. I'm talking here about compelling stories reporting on conflicts we humans consistently overcome, not about cats rescued from trees.
Uplifting news is also difficult to learn to appreciate for some. The urge to look, rather, to the sensational feels more familiar — popular media having fed the habit for decades. I want to make ‘familiar’ (like ‘family’) the kind of news that moves us to tears for enthusiasm over a life well lived. And, I want to teach others how good news can actually lead to a prosperous and healthier life.
A vigorous focus on news that inspires you will bring more success, happiness, peace and health into your life. In my experience, since I began almost 20 years ago refocusing my thoughts on the positive, while consciously releasing the negative, I’ve experienced less sickness, less misfortune, less loss, less failure, less crime, less fear and futility, while attracting more of all their opposites.
It seems to me that every thought, every feeling, is a prayer, and life delivers exactly a match in return, for better or worse. Many people have experienced this principle. A leading MD and surgeon, now an author and teacher, Dr. Christiane Northrup, calls it the Law of Attraction and says that we create the state of our body by the thoughts we think. “Every thought we think changes our biochemistry. Your hormones are all effected by your thoughts. Pay attention to things that bring you joy. When I read the newspaper, I look for the good news.”
For most of us, having been bombarded with negative news for years, it becomes all the more valuable to invest every day in our health, peace, and prosperity by building some habits that reinforce a positive attitude about our world. Joining the Good News Network® is a great first step.
Visiting our Web site is a little like taking a flashlight into a cluttered closet. You begin finding valuable things you didn't know you were looking for, useful in ways you can’t yet perceive. Additionally, your mind, like the closet, benefits from a good cleaning and rearranging. The benefits good news can bestow on the heart of your real life are compelling. GNN-i is turning on the lights to help you reap that treasure.
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