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.

Charity volunteers give wrapped gifts to children

Gift Giving: The Surprising Benefits

Gift giving offers emotional and spiritual benefits to those who give

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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How to let go of past mistakes

5 Bible Verses to Help You Let Go of Past Mistakes

Beating yourself up over something you did? Stop. And move forward to embrace God’s fresh offerings.

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How to Start Appreciating How You Look

In this excerpt from The Self-Love Experiment, author Shannon Kaiser shares how to appreciate your body.

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Jen, with her kids Ben and Remy, notes when family members do something nice for each other.

Jen Hatmaker on the Benefits of Positive Parenting

How did the popular author and mom of 5 find a way to encourage herself and her kids?

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Positive outlook

Optimism 101: Imagine a Positive Future

New research suggests imagining the future in a positive way is a key to cultivating an optimistic outlook.

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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.

Summer rain

4 Positive Sides of a Rainy Summer Day

A rainy day might mean a change of summer plans, but it has a lot of gifts to offer as well.

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Jen, with her kids Ben and Remy, notes when family members do something nice for each other

Jen Hatmaker's Advice for Positive Parenting

The bestselling author and blogger shares some of her secrets for raising your children in a positive and encouraging environment.

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NBC News anchor Lester Holt

NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt on His 'Inspiring America' Segments

The respected news anchor discusses why he considers the positive stories he shares under the Inspiring America banner to be a vitally important part of his job as a journalist.

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3 ways to boost your confidence

3 Quick Ways to Boost Your Confidence

It doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming to believe in yourself.

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