Joy

A year of living positively
Positive Living

A Year on a Positive Path

As A Positive Path marks one year of life at Guideposts, I’m celebrating all I’ve learned about the authentically positive life.

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Embrace warmth in winter
Positive Living

How to Make Deep Winter Feel Like a Gift

Embrace the positive on these cold days, and connect with your inner sources of warmth.

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Family time
Military Families

The Joy of Wasting Time

A military mom remembers that some of the best moments in family life come unscripted.

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Banish winter gloom
Positive Living

5 Ways to Banish Winter Gloom

In the middle of all the snow and slush and mud, there are signs of hope. Here’s how to see them.

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Family vacation
Grandchildren

The Best Part of a Family Vacation

A grandmother recounts the moments that really mattered during a recent trip.

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Rick Hamlin with a group of his church friends holding his new book, 'Pray for Me'.
Prayer Stories

A Prayer for Healing and the Power of Music

Recovering from a life-threatening illness, Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin was afraid he might never sing again

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Charity volunteers give wrapped gifts to children
Positive Thinking

Gift Giving: The Surprising Benefits

Gift giving offers emotional and spiritual benefits to those who give

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An artist's rendering of a sparkling flashcubes hanging from the branches of a tree
Stories of Faith

Christmas Away From Home Offered a Meaningful Lesson

Spending the holidays on the Yucatan Peninsula, a New Yorker learned new traditions—and found new meaning—in the celebration.

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Grateful
Inspiring Stories

7 Attributes of Grateful People

Gratitude makes the world a better place for everyone through expressions of joy, generosity and attention.

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