Positive Stories and Good News From Around the World

Some days are just better than others. If your boss or associate has been on your back all day—or if you're already anticipating that he's going to be as you take your first sip of morning coffee—your mind is already in a less-than-cheerful state. You don't need more bad news of robberies, a tanking economy or political unrest. 

Sometimes you just need to read about miracles. You want to know about positive news events and how others have overcome personal and professional struggles in life. These websites contain more than just daily inspirational quotes. They report on real news events that are intended to inspire, encourage, and won't make you wince. ​


This website features inspirational events and acts of kindness to inspire you, all sorted according to the topic. The coverage focuses on positive things in life that you might want to consider and reflect upon. Browse the site, subscribe to a daily quote and listen to audio clips.


This site invites, “Come on, get happy!” Gimundo offers daily updates of “good news” events from around the world and features an Editor's Pick each day for one they think will really make you feel good. Read about good Samaritans, happily-ever-afters, miraculous reunions, and positive business news. The site is divided by topics for quick reference, including a video section.

Good News Broadcast

Good News Broadcast says that its mission is

“to find, receive, create, and broadcast to the world life-affirming, thought-provoking, educational news, entertainment, and events; content that is non-violent, non-sectarian, non-political. We elicit the positive side of news from the world's public, media and journalists in order to generate compelling domestic and international stories.”

You can find Good News Broadcast on YouTube or visit its website. 

Inspiration Line

Here you'll find daily quotes, poems, music, and positive personal and news stories from contributors around the world. This site plays background music to some of their pieces so have your volume control handy if you prefer your news without sound. It still offers a wealth of “happy” news and inspiration, even when you prefer the quiet. 

Wish Only Well (WOW)

Founded by female entrepreneur Carmen Colombo, the WOW website—you can find it at wowzone.com—is split into three topics: an online magazine, a section on humanitarianism; and a third section dedicated to business. WOW was created to “amuse, inspire, educate, and motivate.”

Good News Network

Not to be confused with Good News Broadcast, this site offers a lot of good stuff as well. From cultural events to good Samaritans and global news, it helps you see and remember all the good in the world. If you have your own good news to share, you can send it in and they might just run your own story for you!

Optimist World

The site's mission is to highlight the positive things going on in the world. Read about inspiring and amazing people from across the globe. The site boasts, "We have reached over one million unique visitors, published more than 4,000 original articles, and featured the brilliant work of nearly 200 charities with free profiles." That's the power of optimism at play!

The Positive News Network

David R. Boufford, “Mr. Positive,” is the founder of Positive News Network, Inc. He is also a business coach and a consultant. His daily blog offers “positive news, uplifting, inspiring stories, motivational quotes, and positive resources.” The site is a little bland, but his posts offer headline snippets of positive news from around the world. The only drawback is that he doesn't include links to the articles he reports on.

Create Your Own Positive Vibes

It can be refreshing to read stories and inspiring quotes and good news, but don't forget that much of the negative we see in life may not be quite as bad as we think it is. Having a positive outlook in day-to-day life can help you be happier and get more done. Some things you just can't change, but you can change the way you look at them.