For those of you who can't get enough of the 'True Love' stories

Try LGMH - LoveGivesMeHope!

Why LoveGivesMeHope?

As GivesMeHope grew, we noticed that the "True Love" category page was receiving as many visitors per day as most of the other categories combined. But we were only posting an average of one love story per day. So instead of having GivesMeHope be taken over by love stories, we decided to create a separate site for those who can't get enough!

In other news... GMH was featured in Girlfriend Magazine in Australia! Woo!


Henry M. Gunn Gives US Hope!

The Los Angeles Times writes about a school that has been shaken by a string of suicides. What did Henry M. Gunn school do to combat this negativity? A dash of Operation Beautiful and a pinch of GivesMeHope!

About the time Operation Beautiful was born, a blog called HMGGMH was created. The "Henry M. Gunn Gives Me Hope" site was modeled after GivesMeHope.com, a forum where people share uplifting moments and shore one another up against the vagaries of life.

They created their own version of GMH! What a wonderful idea. We hope it makes a difference in at least one person's life.

The article also ran in the Dallas Morning News and the Arizona Republic.

GMH in the Nashville Tennesseean

Inspired by GivesMeHope, Nasvhille's biggest newspaper took to the coffee shops and community centers of the city to ask people about the experiences that have given them hope. Go here to read their 300-character-or-less stories!

GMH stories + images = WIN!

We don't want to be cliche here at GMH but, well, we are: we believe a picture IS worth 1000 words.

We're hoping that combining powerful images and GMH stories will help us spread our message of hope even farther.

Here is an example Gaby made earlier so you get an idea of what we're talking about. This image was made with an previously existing GMH. Make your GMH image with your own personal GMH story (remember to include www.givesmehope.com somewhere in the image)!

Do you really want your story posted? For a short time, we're going to post ALL GivesMeHope Image Stories we receive (as long as they are appropriate). You can use a brand new story, or even a story you've previously submitted to GMH and never got posted.

Remember that it is important to keep your story within the 350 character limit. We're not actually going to sit and count up your character number, but its a fact that longer stories are harder to turn into powerful images. Other than that, be as creative as you want :)!

Keep in mind that your GMH image doesn't have to be made in the computer. You can make it offline and then scan it (think post-secret type stories). We've plucked a post-secret to illustrate our point.

We're posting all GMH Image Stories submissions on our tumblr, which has over 4,000 readers. The best ones will be posted on the GMH home page!

Please send all your submissions to your givesmehope@gmail.com

Thank you, everybody!

GMH Video Contest winners announced

Voting is closed for the GMH Video Contest and the results are in! CONGRATULATIONS to the winners:

1) Shadowchef117

2) hptwilighter

3) VaBookworm87

Thank you to everybody who participated. We LOVED watching your videos!


GMH on the Los Angeles Loyolan!

Hey Everyone!

The Los Angeles Loyolan compiled a short list of optimistic and positive thinking websites. GivesMeHope was the very first one listed!

Here is a link to the full article.

- Gaby & Emerson

iPhone app now available!

It's finally ready! WOO!! Let us know what you guys think!

Download it here for free at the iTunes store.