Gratitude

Roberta Messner; video by Scott Goldsmith
Coping With Illness

How Gratitude Helps Roberta Messner Cope with Chronic Pain

Roberta Messner shares how the support and encouragement of others—and the gratitude it engendered—helped her cope with chronic pain.

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Serious man
How to Pray

How the Bible Can Help When You're Having a Down Day

If you’re feeling gloomy, here’s a Bible verse to bring some hope and inspiration.

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Grandfather holding grandson
Prayers for Family

6 Prayers for a New Grandchild

A first-time grandfather ponders his deepest wishes and hopes for his grandson.

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How to Get Through a Medical Crisis
Healing

How to Get Through a Medical Crisis

When it comes to healing, key pieces of advice from someone fresh out of the hospital.

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An illustration of the Good Things 2020 jar with notes inside; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: The Good Things Jar

This special jar reminds her that no matter hard life is—there are always blessings to be thankful for.

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Gapstow Bridge in Central Park
Positive Thinking

How God’s Blessings Are Like a Flawless Summer Day

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

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Edward Grinnan
Living Longer, Living Better

Shopping with a List—For the First Time

Maybe it was time to accept that everyone forgets stuff as they age.

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Actor and singer Dennis Day
Positive Thinking

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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Celebrating on the 4th of July
How to Pray

7 Bible Prayers for Our Nation—and the World

When it comes to the 4th of July, we can celebrate our freedom as well as remember others in different circumstances.

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Celebrating Mom
Family

10 One-Sentence Ways to Thank Your Mom

A Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be more complicated than a simple, true expression of your love.

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