Testimonials Archives - Good News Network


I was sitting and praying and the thought entered my mind to Google search 'good news' and there you were!  You are now # 1 on my FAV bar.  Keep it up, for the sake of mankind. - Tom McGraw,  Jul 24, 2014

Dr. Christiane Northup

When I read the newspaper, I look for the good news because every thought we think changes our biochemistry. Your hormones are all affected by your thoughts. Pay attention to things that bring you joy.

- Dr. Christiane Northup

Photojournalist finds people are thirsting for images of goodness

I have found ... that people are thirsting for images of goodness in order to maintain their hope in a difficult world. Sometimes, the measure of our work as journalists is not the professional recognition of colleagues, but rather the mark we make in the hearts of readers who see our work.

- Gerald Herbert, photojournalist

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)

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

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

St. Paul: Whatever is lovely, thing about these things…

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about these things.

- St. Paul

Oprah Winfrey

I think there needs to be a change of consciousness with the news ... to try to seek a higher ground. Why can't it be more representative of the way the world really is? I think we don't know what the bombardment of crime and violence does to our minds, I think we're in denial about it.

- Oprah Winfrey

Man sheds a few tears, gleans hope

Man sheds a few tears, gleans hope

I just wanted to let you know that your work is truely inspirational. I only wish CNN would switch their format to be more like your site. The world would be a much brighter place.

I have told everyone I know about your site and everyone seems to share the same reaction: Wow, that's a great idea.

Some of the stories have even made me shed a few tears and left me glowing all day. You have given me hope.

With love,

Andre Ouellet,
August 20, 2002

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

I was feeling so depressed and so I googled “good news”

I was feeling so depressed and so I googled “good news” and found your site. It was so great! -Eileen Wow. Very Good Idea. -Justin What a relief to hear some of the positive things happening in the world. -Courtney Baird

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

Nearly fell off chair

Nearly fell off my chair

Thank God!!

Thank you so much for this website. I just came upon it through Yahoo's newspaper page and I nearly fell off my chair. I cannot thank you enough for putting this together.

Bridget O'Driscoll
February 25, 2002

Psychologist uses site to prove life is livable for depressed patient

Psychologist proves life is livable for depressed, suicidal patient
using Good News Network

I anticipate this may become the most popular site in the world....close anyway.

I'm a clinical and police psychologist. A 13 year-old boy was depressed and suicidal as he entered my office. He cited TV news as proof that there was no point to living, "Everything is out of control, it's all bad news, people are killing each other, terrorism, corruption, kids being slaves."

After I let him cry, I explained how TV news worked -- that it didn't reflect reality accurately -- and I showed him your site. He started to cheer up. He smiled and gave me a hug. Life was okay again.

Your site is proof of good news in the universe. Thanks.


Dr. Kevin Keough
November 29, 2002

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

Rekindling an appreciation for the good things in life

Rekindling an appreciation for the good things in life
"making a huge difference"

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your time and energy. Like many people, I have become so discouraged by the mainstream media's bent towards bad news and the seemingly voracious appetite that drives it.

At first, I will admit, that your news articles weren't that interesting to me! Often, I've found myself skimming the articles, thinking "so what?!" But I believe this reaction is just from the desensitization that occurs with sensational news in the mainstream media. So I decided to continue receiving your RSS feed and guess what? Your daily stories have allowed me to rekindle a certain appreciate for the good things in life. The truth is, I was passing up a lot of good things in my life without realizing it. They just don't reach out and bite you on the butt like bad events do. But they are everywhere, just waiting to be noticed!

Please keep doing what you're doing. It is making a huge difference in the way I see my world.

Trey Aubrey
April 11, 2006

Colin Powell enjoys reading the positive stories, heartened by goodnews

Colin Powell: "I enjoyed reading the positive stories... Keep up
your good work"

Thank you for writing your newsletter, Some Good News. I enjoyed reading the positive stories... I am heartened by the goodness and generosity that I see in people... Keep up your good work.

Gen. Colin Powell
(Former Secretary of State)

Learning so much about matters of interest

"Learning so much" about matters that interest

I came accross the Goods News website and just had to peruse. I have to say, I am so happy to have found this wonderful place. I learned so much about matters that I am interested in.

Keep up the good work ! Thanks so much !

March 28, 2006

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