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
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 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
Sufferer of Depression and Paranoia Finds Hope With Good News and A Place to FocusThank you so much for your website. I suffer from depression and paranoia, I feel like I can never truly be happy as I always get this sense of encroaching doom. I am not able to let my defenses down at the risk of feeling naive. Your website is just what I need to focus. Most of my fears are heightened by media sensationalism, which eventually boils down to being little more than hype. We all need hope for the future, or else what do we have to live for? Best wishes from South Africa Mike July 17, 2006
I was absoutely blown away by the fact that there was someone out there in the world who had not only thought of creating a Good News Network, but who had done it for ten years. -Viktoria Roxie What a relief to hear some of the positive things happening in the world. -Courtney Baird
Nearly fell off my chair
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.
February 25, 2002
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.
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
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
Man sheds a few tears, gleans hope
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.
August 20, 2002
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
With all the negativity in sports these days (i.e. Michael Vick, steroids, exorbitant contracts, etc.) I'm glad to see GNN come out with a sports section to report all of the good things that are happening in the world of sports. Great for kids and adults to view the good side of sport celebrities. I love GNN. It starts my day off in a great frame of mind.
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.
Antidote to the fear-driven horrors of terrorism coverage
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
“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
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,
Felt better after just 10 minutes
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.
March 22, 2003
I enjoyed reading the positive stories… I am heartened by the goodness and generosity that I see in people… Keep up your good work.