Positive Thinking

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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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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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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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How to Emerge with Hope After a Pandemic Year

A small family of birds mirrors the emotional journey of stepping back into life after COVID.

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How to Find a Silver Lining in Unexpected Places

The poem that inspired the lovely phrase resonates positively across the centuries.

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Today Show co-anchor Savvannah Guthrie; photo by Melanie Dunea

Positive Thinker: Savannah Guthrie, Today Show Co-Anchor

The positive-thinking TV personality, who just celebrated 10 years on the Today Show, shares who her real-life hero is, why mornings are her favorite and what she does for her spiritual well-being.

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Police chaplain John Revell of Building Community and Chief Moss

Building Bridges Within the Communities They Serve

Building Community, a nationwide program—created by a Connecticut police chaplain—brings neighborhoods together through police-led projects and events.

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Can You Train Your Brain to Combat the ‘Negativity Bias’?

The cumulative impact of a 20-second visualization is something we all have time for.

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An artists's rendering of Jeannette and her mother; illustration by Eleni Kalorkoti

A Gratitude Journal Improved Her Outlook on Life

When she realized she’d inherited the family trait of complaining, she prayed for help in adjusting her attitude.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Positive Self-Talk This Year

What is positive self-talk and how can it improve your mood, relationships and overall confidence in 2021?

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Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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Houston Kraft; Photo courtesy of Houston Kraft

How to Practice Deep Kindness During Covid-19

A new book challenges us to change the world by going beyond regular acts of good will.

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