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.
3 ways to help relationships grow

3 Ways Positive Thinking Can Help Relationships Grow

Living optimistically nurtures the relationships that enrich our lives, helping them both grow and last.


A Military Mom Learns to Listen with Love

If someone in your family is serving and you run into a critic of the military, here's how to come from a positive place.

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3 ways to overcome obstacles for your New Year's resolutions

3 Ways to Notice—and Overcome—Obstacles in Your Life

Don’t get discouraged in your resolution progress.

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New Year's resolutions

Should You Phrase Resolutions in the Form of a Question?

Asking “Can I?” and “Should I?” brings an attitude of open curiosity to your New Year’s pledges.

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vision board

How Vision Boards Help You Live a More Purposeful Life

Here are 3 ways vision boards help you tap into your God-given purpose.

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Make 2018 Your Most Positive Year Yet

Make 2018 Your Most Positive Year Yet

These 4 strategies can set you on a positive path for the new year.

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7 Bible verses for the New Year

7 Bible Verses for the New Year

Here's help in keeping a positive, faith-filled mindset for the year ahead.

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Charity volunteers give wrapped gifts to children

Gift Giving: The Surprising Benefits

Gift giving offers emotional and spiritual benefits to those who give

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Actress Jaclyn Smith

Guideposts Classics: Jaclyn Smith on the Blessings of Home

In this story from March 2009, the actress shares why, even with all her world travels, home is the place she loves most.

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Write down 3 good things a day.

3 Good Things a Day

An extra calendar provides inspiration for practicing gratitude on a daily basis.

4 Reminders to Keep Your Positive Thinking Honest

4 Reminders to Keep Your Positive Thinking Honest

There aren’t many downsides to seeing the positive side of life—but experts caution against falling into a few traps.

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Staying positive and facing obstacles.

Positive Reading List: ‘Rethinking Positive Thinking’

This psychologist’s research shows that staying motivated to be your best self requires both positive thinking and an honest assessment of obstacles.

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Mitch calls his mother-in-law, Terri, “a miracle of faith and positive thinking.

Mitch Horowitz's Surprising Inspiration

When the popular author of books about positive thinking met his mother-in-law, he couldn't have guessed how she'd influence his life—and work.

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Back to school at any age.

A Back-to-School Mindset Is Positive at Any Age

No matter how long it’s been since you cracked a schoolbook, the crisp September air can become an energizing moment in your year.

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