Gives Me Hope or Gives Me Giggles?

A few months ago we expressed our dissatisfaction with the dwelling in the muck website FMyLife.
I wondered to myself if there could be any hope online if such web
sites were flourishing so well. The answer to my question came in the
form of GivesMeHope.

Gives Me Hope was actually created as a response to FMyLife. The site owners write,

We love FML, but FML can be a downer. And we’re completely exhausted by the negativity of the mainstream media.

We’re tired of hearing about what’s wrong in this world. That’s why we created

GMH is where people share with the world their most hopeful, uplifting moments and allow others to draw strength from their experiences.

Here are a few more examples from GMH:

In a period of 6 weeks, my father died and my mom got cancer. Within hours of her diagnosis, Mom’s friends created a website to make sure my family had meals brought over, Christmas decorations put up, etc. They helped plan my wedding when Mom was too sick to. Their help meant I didn’t need to drop out of college to take care of Mom. GMH.

A few years ago, I was laid off from my fourth job in 2 years. Without me knowing, my friends got together and pitched in money so I could start my own business. My lawn care business has been profitable and growing every year and I’ve paid them all back. GMH

I woke up one morning to hear the birds outside my window and my mother cooking breakfast downstairs. I’ve never cried so much in my entire life. I had been deaf since the age of 8.

Gives Me Hope actually gives me hope that there is more to the internet than exposing the worst in humanity.

Unlike FMyLife, where you can choose to vote either “Yeah, your life is…” or “You deserved it” – on GivesMeHope, there is only the option to vote that you liked an entry and no other. Let us give hope to the people who run the site that they should prosper and make excellent sites like GMH.