NEW PassItOn® Weekly Newspaper Stories

The Foundation for a Better Life is pleased to offer, at no charge, these life affirming true stories to you and your readers.

For 21 years, our Pass It On campaign promoting positive values has provided uplifting and encouraging messages. You may have noticed them on TV where they are viewed over 50 million times each day. Nielsen Media Research tells us they are the “most watched” PSA’s in the country. Through broadcast distribution, the internet and streaming they are also seen in over 200 countries. Additionally, our billboard campaign was recognized by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America as “...the most successful public service campaign in the history of outdoor advertising.”

And now, newspapers. We are excited about the opportunity! If your readers are looking for inspiration, we believe these messages will be rewarding. Each week, the Pass It On series will feature a new story to hopefully provide an uplifting moment in someone’s day and then... pass it on. We trust that they will come to look forward to them. Thank you for considering these for your readers. The Foundation for a Better Life is a 501(c)3 organization.

If you plan on publishing these stories or would like to know when we release new stories, please fill out the form at the end of this page.

The Foundation for a Better Life gives your newspaper permission to publish these stories in print and electronic media (excluding audio and video), provided the stories are published in their entirety, without modification and including the copyright notice. For any modification, permission must first be obtained from the Foundation by emailing media-relations@passiton.com. Thank you.

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A tradition of kindness on the Appalachian Trail.

The Appalachian Trail is a rugged footpath that runs from Northern Georgia to Central Maine along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. It passes through 14 states and all kinds of unpredictable weather. At age 21, Nick, an avid outdoorsman raised in Maine, decided the journey would be a good adventure.... preview

KINDNESS
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Finding slow purpose in a fast world.

n quiet neighborhoods, you find quiet people going about their lives, doing good things. Harold is one of those people. An introvert by nature, he finds himself happiest while changing the brake pads on an old truck or replacing a water heater... preview

PURPOSE
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Get up early and give back.

On a Sunday morning so cold the only people on the streets are the unhoused, the Rev stands, wearing an apron, near the entrance to a warehouse. A line of people gathers outside the Reverend’s ministry. There’s free coffee while they wait... preview

GIVE BACK
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Believe in others.

Wrestling is the ultimate sport: One-on-one, you win or lose; it’s up to you. Which sounds a bit harsh to gangly high school boys trying to fit in socially as well as win a little respect on the mat. They look more like flying monkeys than athletes, and only a few have grown into their singlets. Michael stands in a circle with the other boys... preview

BELIEVE IN OTHERS
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Being There, Being Present.

Fifty years ago, autumn in a small town meant the annual coming of age ritual that brings boys and their fathers together... preview

BE THERE
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Courage To Do.

In 1841, a physically imposing, twenty-three year-old Frederick Douglass leaned against the rail of a ferry... preview

COURAGE
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Earning Trust.

Nancy was suddenly a single mother. Her husband of 17 years passed away leaving her with kids to finish raising and no savings... preview

TRUST
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Forgiveness Heals Us

Forgiveness isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Sometimes we think it needs to be earned rather than freely given... preview

FORGIVENESS
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Let Gratitude Move You to Action.

Our modern culture tends to focus on past regrets and future uncertainty. It is the present where we need to focus... preview

GRATITUDE
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Love and Healing

Nelda was 23 years old and pregnant with her third daughter during the Great Depression... preview

LOVE
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Getting Outside is the Best Way to Get Rid of the Blues

Brad’s idea of a good time is to swim across the lake at the base of the Grand Tetons... preview

GET OUTSIDE
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The Tenacity to See the Stars

One of the most often used behavioral descriptors today is Attention Deficit Disorder, which basically means unable to sit still or focus for longer than a few minutes... preview

TENACITY
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The Road to Appreciation

Mick is a big man with long hair and beard that would place him naturally onstage with the Grateful Dead... preview

APPRECIATE NATURE
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You Can Do This.

Roland is trim and fit. Yet in his early forties, his knees are giving him trouble... preview

YOU CAN DO THIS
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