As someone who is very interested in current events, politics, sports, and more – I pay a lot of attention to the news (sometimes more than is probably healthy for me). I read my newspapers (San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, NY Times), check the Internet (CNN.com, HuffingtonPost.com, ESPN.com. MLB.com, and others), watch TV (CNN, MSNBC, ESPN…and the Daily Show on Comedy Central of course), and listen on the radio (KCBS, NPR, ESPN radio, etc.). With all of this news and information, I am often struck by how little of it is “good news.”
While there is probably a certain amount of negative stuff that is important for us to know about, if we spend time checking in with most of the “mainstream” press – it is easy to get the impression that life is really scary, negative, and that there are lots of terrible things are happening all over the place.
What about all the good news? There are literally billions of positive things happening all over the planet at this moment…most of them we will never hear about or know about. Think of how much good stuff goes unnoticed, unacknowledged, and un-communicated even in our own personal lives.
I recently found out about an amazing woman, Daryn Kagan, and her remarkable website, https://www.darynkagan.com/. She is a former CNN anchor and reporter who has started her own media outlet – sharing real life, positive stories of real people like you and me. After 12 years at CNN (and 20 years total in the news business), she left in 2006 and launched this website with a vision of uplifting people and sharing some of the wonderful “good news” that is all over the place.
Her new book, What’s Possible, is all about this. She picked 50 incredible stories that will touch your heart and soul. She also includes some valuable nuggets and “take-aways” from the stories that you can practice in your own life right away.
Way to go Daryn! I applaud you for your work, your vision, and your commitment. To have someone with your skill, awareness, and expertise using the media to share all of this good stuff…is wonderful and what we all need more of on a daily basis.
Check out Daryn’s site and book – you will be glad that you did. And, in your own life – share as much good news with others as you can.