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While hope can be seen as a passive emotional state, nothing can be farther from the truth. In the ’90s, the eminent positive psychologist Charles Snyder shared what’s now known as “Hope Theory.” In short, hope allows people to approach problems with a different mindset, thus creating different cognitive pathways to get to the goal. The stories this week are beautiful exemplars of this. –Guri

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Editor’s Note: While hope can be seen as a passive emotional state, nothing can be farther from the truth. In the ’90s, the eminent positive psychologist Charles Snyder shared what’s now known as “Hope Theory.” In short, hope allows people to approach problems with a different mindset, thus creating different cognitive pathways to get to the goal. The stories this week are beautiful exemplars of this. –Guri
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When Anthony Delgado became homeless and addicted to drugs, he never imagined that one day he would find himself feeding hundreds of people every day. Here’s his incredible story.
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Christine found herself in a tricky situation when she locked herself out of her car. Without her cell phone, keys, or roadside assistance, she was left to rely on the kindness of complete strangers.
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‘Pay-it-forward’ at Dairy Queen brings customers and staff to tears
Hugs What started as a random act of kindness from one man paying for the car behind him in a Dairy Queen drive-thru resulted in over 900 cars taking part in the pay-it-forward chain.
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“A couple of years ago I started sometimes asking, at the end of my conversations: “What makes you despair, and where are you finding hope?” It turns out that answers to the two parts of that question are more often conjoined than oppositional.” Krista Tippett shares more in this DailyGood feature.
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