Our core values
Every human wants to feel important and to know they matter, but that’s only possible within a larger context. Our publications provide that larger context. We share the stories of good in a community to validate and celebrate how and why people matter. It is our hope that these stories will spark a fire within others to see how they, themselves, may make a difference, as well. And so on…
“Media distort reality and breed pessimism. We need optimism for more health, happiness and success. We need freedom from the press to get there.”
(The Intelligent Optimist’s Guide to Life by Jurriaan Kamp, cofounder of The Intelligent Optimist magazine
If you watch the news, read the newspaper or engage in any form of mainstream media, you would think that the sky is falling. We are here to tell you, to literally tell your stories, that goodness abounds and that more good than bad happens all around us. This is not just “think positive-“ speak; this is real life because real life is predominantly positive and can be made even more so if we surround ourselves with it.
We deliberately choose markets with a self-defined community because, while we are all part of a larger world, our local community is where we tend to our daily lives. Whether it’s a neighborhood, a whole town or a school district, we want our readers to know that the complimentary publication they receive in the mail or delivered on their doorstep contains stories about their neighbors or their kids and always about topics that pertain to their community, however they define it. Community is manageable in its meaningfulness.
Positive Thoughts Evoked
When we share our story, we share our humanity. And when we share our humanity, that’s when we connect.Melinda Gates.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.Aesop
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.Dalai Lama
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.Chanakya