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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)

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

Nearly fell off chair

Nearly fell off my chair

Thank God!!

Thank you so much for this website. I just came upon it through Yahoo's newspaper page and I nearly fell off my chair. I cannot thank you enough for putting this together.

Bridget O'Driscoll
February 25, 2002

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

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

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.


Dr. Kevin Keough
November 29, 2002

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

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

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

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

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.

April 13, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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


Marianne Williamson

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


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

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