QUOTE OF THE DAY

If you can't find the spirit of the holidays in your heart, you'll never find it under a tree.

Michael Holbrook

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George W. Bush saying goodbye to his father, George H.W. Bush
Inspiring Stories

The Power of Unconditional Love

How George W. Bush expressed a son’s deep and abiding love for his late father.

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An early Christmas on the subway
People Helping People

An Early Christmas on the Subway

Fellow passengers show kindness to a homeless woman on a New York City train.

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Family around Christmas tree
Living Longer, Living Better

5 Tips to Ensure a Healthy and Stress-Free Holiday Season

Practical ways to minimize worry and embrace joy during the holidays.

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A good time to turn to God
Power of Prayer

A Good Time to Turn to God

When the train is delayed, the kids are acting out, the printer runs out of ink—all are wonderful chances to talk to God.

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Embracing a growth mindset
Positive Living

3 Ways to Focus on Progress, Not Perfection

Embrace the “growth mindset,” a way to understand that progress and change are possible for each of us.

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Group of friends laughing around a dinner table
Living Longer, Living Better

Want to Live Longer? Focus on Relationships

Why having a social life may be the best thing you can do for your health. 

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How to Protect Yourself from Holiday Scams
Life Advice

How to Protect Yourself from Holiday Scams

Here are some helpful tips for avoiding scams this holiday season.

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An illustrated Advent calendar made of felt
Inspiring Stories

10 Things You Might Not Know About Advent Calendars

From its humble origins, the Advent calendar has become one of the Christmas season's most beloved traditions. Here's how that came about...

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Lois and Bill Wilson
Addiction and Recovery

Why the Alcoholics Anonymous Co-Founder's Wife Founded Al-Anon

How Bill Wilson's wife, Lois, came to understand the far-reaching effects of alcoholism

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. December 2016
Addiction and Recovery

A New York Christmas with Family

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief found strength in his family during the holidays even though his sobriety was still fragile.

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A mother talking to her teenage son during the holidays.
Addiction and Recovery

The Power of Truth Saved Her Son from Drugs

She couldn’t bring herself to confront her son about his drug use and it nearly cost him his life.

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A grandfather and her adult granddaughter.
Addiction and Recovery

Her Loving Grandpa Saved Her From Addiction

How her grandfather guided her to change her life for the better.

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