Testimonials Archives - Good News Network

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

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

 

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.

Mark Gerzon

A media diet of hostility, blame, confrontation and violence corrodes your civic outlook.

- Mark Gerzon, Campaign for Common Ground; Organizer of a bipartisan congressional retreat in May '97

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

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.

Respectfully,

Dr. Kevin Keough
November 29, 2002

I was affected by panic attacks…

Thank you for making this site. Daily, I was affected by Panic Attacks which were triggered from the news and all it's negative content. I considered starting a good news site and I was so happy to find one already here.
            - Lisa

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)

I’ve felt suffocated by today’s news…

Your Good News Network has changed my life!  -Camille in Seattle I've felt suffocated by today's news that rains down a storm of death, war and terrorism. I decided to search the web for positive news. Thank you for lifting my spirits, after only 10 minutes of reading I felt better about the world in which we live. -Paul Lastovica

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

This puts a little hope back into my soul…

After reading another horrible story on CNN, I typed in “good news”. To my delight, there IS actually some. Thank you for your fabulous website that puts a little hope back into my soul.  -Meredith

Especially meaningful for first time mother with new baby

Especially meaningful for first time mother with new baby

My mother just sent me the link to your website. I am so grateful to read all of the good news! It's especially meaningful to me since I just had my first baby; I need to know there's hope for his future, and this site reminds me there is! So thank you. It will now be the first thing I read when I turn on the computer :)

March 29, 2006

Antidote to the horrors

Antidote to the fear-driven horrors of terrorism coverage

I was just saying to my husband last night "wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a news website that reported ONLY good news, instead of the fear-driven horrors we see on normal news sites". So I did a quick search, and here you are.

Have enjoyed looking through some of your stories, particularly the "Good Things the Muslims Gave Us" which was a great antidote to the transcripts of the cockpit voice recorders from one of the planes that went down on 9/11 which I was reading last night.

Keep up the great work.

Joanne
April 13, 2006

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

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

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

GNN has really changed the way I see the world…

GNN has really changed the way I see the world. A few months ago I realized that I was getting really bogged down by all the terror and destruction that hit me first thing in the morning, and throughout my day. Now, with the Good News Network set as my homepage, I see first the good that goes on in the world and my attitude and state of mind are much better.
- Brian Dicrocco

Gave up reading the news every morning, until now

Gave up reading news every morning... but now has another option

I read the news on the web every morning before I start work. My job is running a sustainable construction company so I am always interested in news that involves sustainability and the like. Given the state of things in the U.S. lately, I have really gotten down from reading the news so I decided to stop all together.

Today I typed in good news out of frustration and found your website. Thank you for giving me this option. I have been reading it all day and forwarded the link to my friends. You are doing a much needed and important thing. I appreciate you.

Sincerely,

Myrick Rozier
March 24, 2006

Depression loomed since Iraq war began: Good news lifted funk, made enjoyment possible again

Since Iraq war began, depression set in;
Good news lifted it, made enjoyment possible again

I want to thank you for having this website. 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.

And whenever I feel depressed, I visit your site and see what new good news has happened. Thank you.

Cambry V.
August 25, 2003

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