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Caring Makes Us Human — Even the Prisoners

"After more than two decades in prison, I know that kindness is not a value that's encouraged. It's often seen as weakness." But, when...
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National Day of Encouragement- September 12

A visionary group of teenagers in Arkansas identified the biggest problem facing youth and society today -- the lack of encouragement. The students felt...
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Tornado Victims Pay It Forward

With all the news of tornados, this story shows the best of what can come from such an event, as victims help other victims...
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Church Groups Rally to Deliver 70 Tons of Food to NH Pantries

Over 1 ton of food was delivered and stocked on shelves in Raymond, New Hampshire as part of a drive by volunteer church members...
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Marine Saves Iraq Dog Giving it New Florida Home

It all started with simple acts of kindness toward an abused and injured dog, just one more victim in the war in Iraq. Then,...
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The Friendliness of Canada Returns my Lost Blackberry

I am enamored of all things Canadian right now because of the kindness of someone I was visiting. That kindness seems to exude from...
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Honest New Yorkers Follow Clues to Find Camera Owner

Alan Murphy had been planning a trip to America for years. After visiting Florida and New York City, before heading home to Australia, Murphy...

Free Download: 9/11 Edition of Some Good News!

Editor's Blog — I am back at my desk after a week's holiday. I wanted to post this 9/11 notice yesterday but was traveling. For...
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Family of 10 Homeless No Longer After Husband’s Death, Thanks to Businessman

Nine children and their mother in Fairfield, Maine were saved from homelessness by a local business owner Brent Burger. He says he doesn't know why...
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A Dollar a Day Transforms Teen Pen Pals in U.S. and Brazil

Imagine the thrill. You're an American teen, planting your toes into the sands of Brazil for the first time. Imagine total immersion into a...

In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind

A few days ago Katina sent GNN-i this New York Times story, calling it "a happy thing... Kids meditating in classes -- quieting their...

The VA Tech Shootings and the Need for Good News

EDITOR'S BLOG — What is one to say after the worst school shooting in history? And on the very same day, the worst bombings...
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Pope and Politicians Praise Homeless Champion Abbe Pierre

Abbé Pierre, the French Roman Catholic priest whose radio appeal in 1954 for the homeless and destitute stirred the conscience of his nation has...
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Recognizing People Who Do The Right Thing

Over the last five years or so there has been an incredible amount of giving by more and more people, whether it's contributing money...

Giving a Break to Hassled Customer Service People

I was recently traveling during bad weather that had caused cancellations of many flights. I was sitting by the gate, having already changed my...

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Living Responsibly

(Editor's Note) Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers. In that spirit comes the second article in a series about cultivating an Attitude of...
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Secret Santa Revealed

The Secret Santa from Kansas City has long brightened the hearts of hundreds each holiday season by handing out hundred-dollar bills to strangers on...

Soldier in Iraq Says He Believes in Mankind

U.S. medic, Sgt. Ernesto Haibi, described the Iraq War as containing love and hate, peace and violence alike. In a radio essay, This I...

An Attitude of Gratitude and the Mechanic who Saved My Day

From a young age, we are taught (forced) to say please, thank you and you’re welcome whenever the opportunity presents itself because it is...

Being Nice Makes You More Successful

One hugely successful New York advertising agency was built on kindness, said the founders Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval in their new book,...