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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
"Learning so much" about matters that interest
Keep up the good work ! Thanks so much !
March 28, 2006
Colin Powell: "I enjoyed reading the positive stories... Keep up
your good work"
Gen. Colin Powell
(Former Secretary of State)
I was reading through all the negativity and stupidity this morning while drinking my coffee and something said, ‘how about some good news?’, so I typed in GOOD NEWS and found your site… Ahhh! -John Longo Oh my, you’ve made my day! I can’t tell you completely how happy you’ve made me. -Dany
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.
I think the press, including TV journalism, has an ethical responsibility, a sacred responsibility, a service mission ... to make good news just as entertaining (as we've made sexy the violence).
- Marianne Williamson
Especially meaningful for first time mother with new babyMy 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
“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
“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
I was just at one of the big news websites and thought "these people make it seem like the end of the world is coming." Then I found you. - John
Thanks for the good "medicine"! I love the Good News Network: It is helping me become "me". -Jackie B.
I just needed some good news for a change. Thank you. You've taken a bit of the edge off a blue day. -Trevor in Canada