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The Gratitude Power Workbook

                                                                                      

If there is an address at which I would most desire to live, it would have gratitude in the street name, since I have discovered that the road to a life of pleasure and passion, purpose and love, success and service, is paved with appreciation.  That is one of the many reasons I enjoyed reading a sweet little book called The Gratitude Power Workbook, written by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons. These two authors, conscious entrepreneurs and journalists have also penned the best seller Living Life As A Thank You.

It is based on the concept that the essence of gratitude touches on every aspect of our existence and that the book itself is timely, because people are becoming aware of how very much there is for which they can express thanks. Rather than focusing on what is wrong, the authors encourage readers to turn their attention to what is right. The rewards are endless. They speak of the idea that being grateful, leads to being ‘greatful’.

It is a user friendly guide with exercises that the authors declare are ‘road tested’, so that they are not pie in the sky ideals, but grounded in practical reality. They encourage surrounding yourself with grateful people, since like attracts like. It contains ideas such as using visual cues to be aware of gratitude moments, making gratitude lists, setting intention with clarity, meditation on that which to say thanks, dooodlng, chanting, prayer, creating a gratitude dream board, as well as collecting and giving away gratitude rocks.

Sprinkled throughout are inspiring quotes and anecdotes that beckon personal inquiry and room to journal your own  ideas. Written in purple and orange ink that feels vibrant and energizing, this book is an important call to action for anyone who wants to live a life , according to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa by which “The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need do is set our sails.”

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 One of my favorite gratitude songs  Kind and Generous by Natalie Merchant http://youtu.be/rdG618TMc5E

 



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