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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

Wise Words From April Choi: a Reader and a Traveler

“Good News Network is an amazing find for me. I stopped watching the news on TV, listening to the radio, and discontinued my donations to Public Radio last year because of the explosive and exploited media that was generated throughout all the stations. It is really dumbing us down. I have traveled to 37 countries and experienced the lives of many cultures and find that we all want happiness, basic respect and want to proud of where we live. The media has created such divisions within our countries to the point where educated people have biases with not an ounce of true experiences, knowledge, or reason. Often times when I return from my travels, friends, acquaintances, and family ask me: ‘Is it dangerous over there? Did you feel afraid that your life was in danger?’ Why do we assume that any place has different values than the place we live or that someone out of our inner circle is a threat? People need to get out of their bubble and explore new place and build new relationships to discover that our world is not the scary place that the mass media portrays it to be.” –April Choi

Norman Cousins

If news is not really news unless it is bad news, it may be difficult to claim we are an informed nation.

- Norman Cousins, editor of Saturday Review


I was passing up a lot of good things in my life

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

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

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)

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

David Cooperrider absolutely loves our work

I am a professor at Case Western reserve University and absolutely love your work--it is very significant. I would like to share your link at our website on Appreciative Inquiry. Thank you for your work!
  -David Cooperrider

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

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

Colin Powell: I enjoyed reading the positive stories…

I enjoyed reading the positive stories… I am heartened by the goodness and generosity that I see in people… Keep up your good work.

-Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell, US Army (Retired)

I suffer from depression and paranoia…

I suffer from depression and paranoia. I feel like I can never truly be happy as I always get this sense of encroaching doom and most of my fears are heightened by media sensationalism. Your website is just what I need to focus. - Mike FINALLY! - Equila Phelps

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

Feelin’ the Love From Brenda Zallito

“THANK YOU for this site! I love getting inspired, encouraged and reminded of the many wonderful ways people are making a positive difference in our world. I am determined to increase my compassion for others ... You should get some kind of award. We need more of this and of you.” –Brenda Zallito

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

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

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

Washington Post ombudsman thinks about their impact

Are we supposed to be boosters or promoters? What are we supposed to be? Not destroyers of community; not extinguishers of hope. We need to think about our impact. We tend to say we don't have one; we just pass along the news. Readers say otherwise.

- former Washington Post ombudsman, Geneva Overholser

It helped get me out of the funk I was in…

When the war in Iraq started, I went into a depression state. I felt constantly worried and agitated and it was hard to enjoy doing things I loved to do. Then I found your site. It lifted my spirits and helped get me out of the funk I was in. Now I’m going to school and enjoying the things I like to do. - Camry V.

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