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.
- Gerald Herbert, photojournalist
"The key to the future of the world is finding optimistic stories and letting them be known." -Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)
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.
Man sheds a few tears, gleans hope
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.
August 20, 2002
Nearly fell off my chair
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.
February 25, 2002
Psychologist proves life is livable for depressed, suicidal patient
using Good News Network
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
Rekindling an appreciation for the good things in life
"making a huge difference"
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.
April 11, 2006
Colin Powell: "I enjoyed reading the positive stories... Keep up
your good work"
Gen. Colin Powell
(Former Secretary of State)
"Learning so much" about matters that interest
Keep up the good work ! Thanks so much !
March 28, 2006