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

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

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

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

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)

Harvard Professor Recommends Good News Daily

tal-and-gerism.jpgThe Good News Network is an extremely important initiative. I recommend that each person makes it a habit to visit the website at least once a day. Positive information benefits us emotionally, physically, and mentally. It can contribute in a meaningful way to a happier and healthier life.
- Tal Ben-Shahar, Harvard University psychology professor

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.

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

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.


Myrick Rozier
March 24, 2006

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

Appreciative Inquiry professor calls web site work “significant”

Appreciative Inquiry professor calls good news work
"very significant"

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.

Please see the "call to inquiry". It is a world dialogue on Business as An Agent of world Benefit. Would love to interview you!

thank you for your work!

David Cooperrider
February 21, 2002

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

Drowning in coverage of terrorism, searched for positive news; feeling better after just 10 minutes

Drowning in coverage of terrorism; Searched for positive news,
Felt better after just 10 minutes

As of late I've felt suffocated by today's news that rains down a storm of bad news. Tired of drowning in coverage of death, war, terrorism, etc. I decided today to search the web for positive news, instead of just news.

I discovered the Good News Network. Thank you for lifting my spirits, after only 10 minutes of reading I felt better about the world in which we live.

Paul Lastovica
March 22, 2003

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 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

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

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

Christal Torres Says: “The positivism and good actions can be contagious.”

“Just wanted to say THANK YOU for existing! Thank you for spreading the love, the care, the good news and show the good in humans!!! If everyone makes a conscious choice of watching positive, uplifting contents, they wouldn't be angry, depressed all the time. Each one of us can get inspired and influenced to make a good action. It doesn't have to be huge. Just a little smile, hello in the elevator, holding the doors etc... The positivism and good actions can be contagious. Hope every one gets infected! Have a great day and god bless all!” –Christal Torres

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

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