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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

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

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

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.

Colin Powell

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.

- former Sec. of State Colin Powell

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

What a breath of fresh air

I just came upon your site through the Yahoo News page and I nearly fell off my chair. -Bridget Driscoll I can’t believe you exist!!  -Anthony Tudini What a breath of fresh air. -Teresa Yordy

Used to Leave Work Sad Every Day – Not Now

Every day I get to work in the morning, get my coffee, jump online and read the news. Every day I go home sad and depressed...  Then I found your site and after reading the first story I immediately felt my spirits lift and I never went home sad again. Reading ordinary news we get a sense that that's all there is, but your site reminds us the world is not as bad as the news would lead us to believe. Thank you for everything. 
-Sean Nolan, New Zealand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I struggled with anxiety, but now I have hope

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

Jonathan Leger Says: “You’re doing a necessary work…”

“I was thrilled to find GNN and I read and share stories all the time. You're doing a necessary work in a society dominated by bad news. There are bad things we all need to be aware of, to be sure, but there's a lot of good happening in the world, and people need to read the good alongside the bad to maintain hope for a better future.” –Jonathan Leger

Thanks for the good news medicine

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

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

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