Positive Thinking

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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Erin Napier; photo by Larsen & Talbert

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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Kathy and her Santa collection; Photo credit: LAD4 CREATIONS

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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Holiday community volunteers sending gifts; Getty Images

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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Roberta Messner; Photo credit: Scott Goldsmith

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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Shorter days by the fire

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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Amy Grant; photo by Cameron Powell

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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Back to school

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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Positive notes

A Lesson in Positivity from a 12-Year-Old

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

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Author and speaker Jon Gordon; photo courtesy Jon Gordon

Positive Thinker: Jon Gordon, Author, Speaker and Dad

The best-selling author on combatting negative thoughts, his daily “thank you” walk and more.   

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Boost Your Positive Thinking with ‘Thought Chains’

Consistency is the key ingredient in an authentically positive outlook.

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Gapstow Bridge in Central Park

How God’s Blessings Are Like a Flawless Summer Day

Bad weather may come, but good is sure to follow.

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Actor and singer Dennis Day

Guideposts Classics: Dennis Day on His Positive Approach to Life

In this story from September 1967, actor and singer Dennis Day reveals the two words that gave him his big break in show business.

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