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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

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 !

Louise
March 28, 2006

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)

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

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

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.

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

Sharing GNN in Mental Health Field


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

Wise Words From April Choi: a Reader and a Traveler

“Good News Network is an amazing find for me. I stopped watching the news on TV, listening to the radio, and discontinued my donations to Public Radio last year because of the explosive and exploited media that was generated throughout all the stations. It is really dumbing us down. I have traveled to 37 countries and experienced the lives of many cultures and find that we all want happiness, basic respect and want to proud of where we live. The media has created such divisions within our countries to the point where educated people have biases with not an ounce of true experiences, knowledge, or reason. Often times when I return from my travels, friends, acquaintances, and family ask me: ‘Is it dangerous over there? Did you feel afraid that your life was in danger?’ Why do we assume that any place has different values than the place we live or that someone out of our inner circle is a threat? People need to get out of their bubble and explore new place and build new relationships to discover that our world is not the scary place that the mass media portrays it to be.” –April Choi

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

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

Hospital CEO loves GNN

The platform for my work is Albert Einstein's 'Knowing' that the only way to change anything is to change the thinking that created it. He lived by this knowledge. The Good News Network is helping people everywhere do exactly that.
-  Gisèle Guénard RN BScN MEd, VisionarEase Inc. CEO

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

I was absoutely blown away

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

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

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

Health Concerns Have Improved

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

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

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

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