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The Power Of Positive Thinking

We all get bogged down at times in negative
thinking, wasting time and energy in worry
and fear. Why not make the most of your
life no matter what your circumstances?
You can do that by replacing the pessimistic
thinking that’s holding you back with
motivating thoughts that can help you
live the life you deserve.

These stories show the power of
positive thinking; they will inspire you to
develop an optimistic attitude so you can
live a happier and more meaningful life.


Recent The Power Of Positive Thinking Stories

Snow-covered Bavarian Alps

For a holiday traveler in the Bavarian Alps, disappointment quickly turned to delight, thanks to a slight attitude adjustment.

by Alan Gallagher
, Middletown, New York

Mitch Horowitz poses with a statue of Norman Vincent Peale.

Author Mitch Horowitz explores the impact Norman Vincent Peale and other proponents of positive thinking have had on 21st-century life.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale offers a dose of faith to help you appoach life with joy and excitment.

by Norman Vincent Peale

Louis Armstrong

Let Louis Armstrong brighten your day with his rendition of "What a Wonderful World."

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

3 Bible verses that can help you live a life of joy

by Norman Vincent Peale

Merry Keller

Would a 61-year-old former math teacher dare to compete in the country-western dance world championship?

by Merry Keller
, Shreveport, Louisiana

You never know how you might inspire someone else... or yourself!

by Amy Wong

Edward Grinnan, who reminds us that Christmas inspires a renewal of faith

Life's difficulties are always with us, but the holidays inspire a renewed sense that things will be all right, that someone is watching over us.

by Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief
, New York, New York

Betty Graham learned being a guest at Thanksgiving brings its own blessings.

A grandmother learns that being a guest brings blessings of its own.

by Betty Graham
, Alexandria, Virginia

Sharon Hinck took an inspired leap of faith in returning to the writer's life.

An unexpected opportunity and stalwart faith inspires a former writer to reclaim a long-neglected but cherished talent.

by Sharon Hinck
, Bloomington, Minnesota

Max Cleland's electoral defeat inspired renewed faith and a positive outlook.

The inspiring story of how the depression following the former senator's electoral defeat opened a door to healing.

by Max Cleland
, Atlanta, Georgia

Tough times—and this heat wave—getting you down? If you're looking for a pick-me-up, check out these positive-thinking street signs.

by Amy Wong

John and Elizabeth Sherrill tell inspirational stories

How I met Norman Vincent Peale and started writing for Guideposts

by John Sherrill
, Hingham, Massachusetts

An artist's rendering of Nan Gellings and her old bus

That old bus was ruining my sales at the festival, but then I forced myself to look on the bright side.

by Nan Gellings
, Redgranite, Wisconsin

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