Positive Thinking

A positive attitude effects everything you do, from how you greet the bagger at the grocery store to how you interact with work colleagues, romantic partners, and family members. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's book, The Power of Positive Thinking, introduced the importance of positive thinking in creating positive change. Share positive thinking stories reminds us that a positive attitude can change our lives.

Jeannie Hughes with her husband, Roger; photo by Scott Goldsmith

She Was Inspired by Her Husband's Positivity While Dealing with Cancer

Her husband’s diagnosis didn’t challenge his faith. Why did it shake hers?

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Experience ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ in a New Unabridged Audiobook

For the 70th anniversary of Norman Vincent Peale’s groundbreaking book, his grandson discusses the new audiobook and why its message of hope is even more important today.

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Positive Thinker: Tamela Mann, Gospel Singer, Wife, Mom

The acclaimed gospel singer, wife and mom on her love of the outdoors, the best advice she’s ever received and the hardest thing she’s ever done

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8 Inspiring Desmond Tutu Quotes

Archbishop Desmond Tutu played a key role in ending racial segregation in South Africa. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the Christian leader that has inspired millions for generations.

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People Like You More Than You Think!

A new study shows that we stay on others’ minds longer and in more positive terms than we would guess.

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Roberta Messner at the nail salon; photo by Scott Goldsmith

The Manicurist Who Changed Her Life

Annie gave her gorgeous red nails. But it was the profound advice she offered that helped the author change her entire outlook on life.

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Positive Thinker: Erin Napier of HGTV’S 'Home Town'

The reality TV star, wife and mom on her favorite comfort food (hello buttery grilled cheese), her go-to place to pray and her real-life heroes.

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A Santa Claus Collection of Many Colors

How her 200 jolly figurines capture the season of joy in all skin tones.

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5 Heartwarming Stories of Community Spirit

Whether its a Christmas tree honoring our veterans or spreading holiday cheer by paying it forward, these accounts inspire helping others near and far.

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Positive Thinker: Mike Rowe, Host of 'Dirty Jobs,' Author, Producer

The Emmy-winning TV host and author reveals his real-life heroes, his favorite inspiring Scripture, and the hardest thing he’s ever done

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How She Found Warmth and Self-Care on Christmas

In her heart, she realized being ready for the holidays needed some tender loving care.

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How to Enjoy the Positive Side of Earlier Sunsets

Darkness doesn’t have to be a state of mind as we “fall back” into the shorter days of autumn.

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Positive Thinker: Amy Grant, Singer, Songwriter, Musician

The Grammy and Dove Award winner on her favorite place to pray, her go-to Bible verses and a secret talent you likely didn't know she had.

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A Parent Powers Up Her Positive Thinking for Back-to-School Season

Stepping back into a new school year asks us to remember the lessons that sustain our authentically positive outlooks.

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10 Ways to Make the Most of the Last Days of Summer

From making a peach cobbler to reading a book, make every last warm day count with these fun activities. 

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A Lesson in Positivity from a 12-Year-Old

A Michigan tween is brightening her community with simple, uplifting notes.

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