Happiness month day 30 – Positive News

sushil-koiralaToday’s happiness post is about a publication I subscribe to called Positive news.

Do you remember my post about the riots where I mentioned that the media were having a field day dwelling on the doom and gloom? My answer was to focus on the feel good stories involving the true British Spirit.

I don’t have a TV and I choose very carefully what films I watch. I don’t listen to the news much and pick up selected current world stories on the Internet.

I don’t read the papers and I rarely listen to radio stations that broadcast world news but I *do* read Positive News.

Positive News, as the title suggests, reports only the Positive stories that are taking place around the world.

It was through this newspaper I learned Bolivia had given Mother Nature legal rights. I read about Sushil Koirala, a 28 year old peace activist in Nepal who is bringing people in conflict areas together through the simple act of giving a rose to a stranger. I discovered Katie Stagliano, a 12 year old food grower, who had donated 2 tonnes of vegetables to the homeless.

It would appear the human condition is such that we find it easier to focus on the negative than the positive. But papers like Positive News help keep me on track.

What ‘positive’ publications and websites keep you smiling?


  1. nadine sellers on August 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    in the past years, i have been educated, encouraged and enchanted by these publications–YES magazine–ODE magazine–PERMACULTURE, a UK mag..these are the satisfying and edifying, a real spiritual meal for the eco-conscious and the conscientious homemakers anywhere. good news, i’ll now add POSITIVE NEWS to my reading pool.

  2. Mrs Green on September 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

    @nadine sellers: I love permaculture and am yet to explore the beauty of YES and ODE. I remember you telling me about them a while ago and I’m yet to check them out. Thanks for the reminder.