Testimonials Archives - Good News Network

Pete Seeger: Optimism is Key to the Future

"The key to the future of the world is finding optimistic stories and letting them be known." -Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)

Good News Renews Amy

As a parent, small business owner, and citizen I congratulate you on having such a wonderful website. It lifts my heart, gives me courage, and renews my belief in ALL humankind when I read the stories you highlight. I tell everyone I meet about your wonderful and noble quest.
- Amy Dobronyi, Colorado

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger Says People So Ready for Good News

I realize how this event (the "Miracle on the Hudson") had touched people's lives, how ready they were for good news, how much they wanted to feel hopeful again. We've had a worldwide economic downturn, and people are confused, fearful and just so ready for good news. They want to feel reassured that all the things we value, all our ideals, still exist. - Captain "Sully" Sullenberger

Esther and her 7-yr-old

I have a 7 year old son and we don't watch TV, listen to the news, or read newspapers because so much of it is negative and full of pain and hate -- things his little body does not need.  I am SO thrilled to be able to show him stories on your Website and talk to him about the positive, Good work that is occurring here on Earth.  You have given me a safe place where I can allow my son to browse and follow the stories that interest him.  Thank you! - Esther Colwell

Used to Leave Work Sad Every Day – Not Now

Every day I get to work in the morning, get my coffee, jump online and read the news. Every day I go home sad and depressed...  Then I found your site and after reading the first story I immediately felt my spirits lift and I never went home sad again. Reading ordinary news we get a sense that that's all there is, but your site reminds us the world is not as bad as the news would lead us to believe. Thank you for everything. 
-Sean Nolan, New Zealand

It permanently changed my mood!

I am amazed at the change in my mood and the way I look at everything now. I am reading your site every day and l love it. Thank you very much for your beautiful work.  It is something very much needed.
- Nathalia Viveros

I struggled with anxiety, but now I have hope

I want to tell you that your Good News Network has helped me through bad times in my life when I struggled through anxiety and depression and sometimes doubts of faith.  I check your website everyday and it gives me hope, comfort, and reassurance more than words can say.  - Cambry

Sharing GNN in Mental Health Field


Visiting GNN is actually at the top of my self care list. Working in the mental health field means, among other things, passing along helpful tools like your site.  And
I have told so many people about it. 
 - Sharon Reid

Thanks for singing it from the hilltops

Your Top 10 good newsletter today was so good.  It lifted my spirits more than any other issue. A couple items even choked me up. People need to know the good stuff that is happening, to inspire them to greater heights. We need to know that our efforts are paying off, that we can build a paradise -- and we’re doing it. Thank you for singing this from the hilltops... a most valuable, important service.  -Tony Milch, Burbank, CA

Tired of hearing people complain, but now I found your site

After being in several very depressing conversations with seemingly EVERYONE about the high price of gas, the state of the economy and upcoming presidential election, I don't think I've even smiled in a few days - until I found your site... You've gently reminded me that there is a lot in the world to smile about. Perspective is everything, and despite what appears in mainstream news, good does happen - a lot more than I was lead to believe. - Stacey Long, Hayward, CA

Tired of bad news in Sydney, Australia

I am totally sick of hearing about murders, drugs, and all the rubbish the commercial networks bombard us with. I am not sticking my head in the sand. It's just that I think, enough is enough. I get depressed as it is, without hearing about all the negative stuff in the world. Thanks for making my day.
- Bruce H., Blue Mountains near Sydney Australia

Hospital CEO loves GNN

The platform for my work is Albert Einstein's 'Knowing' that the only way to change anything is to change the thinking that created it. He lived by this knowledge. The Good News Network is helping people everywhere do exactly that.
-  Gisèle Guénard RN BScN MEd, VisionarEase Inc. CEO

Then I found you

I was just at one of the big news websites and thought "these people make it seem like the end of the world is coming."  Then I found you. - John

Thanks for the good news medicine

Thanks for the good "medicine"! I love the Good News Network: It is helping me become "me". -Jackie B.
I just needed some good news for a change. Thank you. You've taken a bit of the edge off a blue day. -Trevor in Canada

Health Concerns Have Improved

I am just getting into the swing of things after some health concerns. Reading your site daily in the past few months was important for me and a great resource. I am back in fine form, and your site really helps me stay positive and focused on my business. It's exactly the type of effective positive strategy I teach in my seminars.
- Gisèle Guénard RN BScN MEd, CEO of VisionarEase Inc., visionarease.com

Church Minister uses stories as centerpieces for sermons

I've begun using your Good News stories as centerpieces to my Sunday sermons at church. A Christian message is one of "good news' and our congregants thrive hearing these news items from the real world. It takes our Christian message to a new height.
 -Herb Pierson, Crystal Coast Unity Church, Morehead City, NC

Glad to be a part of the healing energy

I am very excited about your website. I  definitely want to be part of the healing energy of your Good News Network. - Ann
I get my news from the internet, including Google News, Huffington Post & the NY Times. But my first and last visit is always your site. Thanks for being here.
- Jim Fenno

With all the negativity in sports these days

With all the negativity in sports these days (i.e. Michael Vick, steroids, exorbitant contracts, etc.) I'm glad to see GNN come out with a sports section to report all of the good things that are happening in the world of sports.  Great for kids and adults to view the good side of sport celebrities. I love GNN.  It starts my day off in a great frame of mind. 
-Jim G.

My prayers for peace are being answered

Your site is great for me.  When I read it I can see how my prayers for worldwide peace and tolerance are being answered.
- Kay Haraguchi
Thanks for the fantastic site. It's a relief to go somewhere with REAL news that leaves me in a good mood.
- Ellen M.

I read some research on the effects of bad news…

My daily habit a year ago was to read the news with my morning coffee. I felt the entire world was falling apart and getting worse day by day. Then I read some research on the effects of bad news, and made a conscious choice to read uplifting stories... Now I’m excited about all the wonderful things around the world, instead of feeling helpless. When I read the stories on GNN I feel empowered, included, and encouraged to get involved.  - Kerrie S., OK