YES! is here!

Months in the making, the section packed with positive thinking, inspirational people and more debuts inside today's Tyler Morning Telegraph.

With so much negative news whirling about, the Morning Telegraph wanted to create something different, something that draws contributions from our community.

YES! also has a section on the newspaper website as well as a Facebook page, a community for those who want to inspire or be inspired.

And we want your contributions large and small.

If you know of an inspiring local story that must be told, let us know. If you want to contribute a positive-minded column, let us know. If you have any ideas, we want those too.

Join the happy conversation!

YES! is all caps with an exclamation point for a reason — a celebration of positive thinking and inspiration, where the glasses are half full, the stories are uplifting, the chins are held up, the heads are held high, and the noted acts of kindness abound.

We want to put a spotlight on do-gooders in our community and put some balance into the negativity that too often consumes our society.

The section will include a feature called "Shout Outs," for which community members can submit literary pats on the back. One elderly reader already, for example, submitted a story about strangers carrying her bags to the car at the grocery story.

This kind of thing embodies the YES! spirit.

Send your submissions to

We look forward to hearing from you!



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