“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau
For many, Thanksgiving is a time to relish foods steeped in tradition and to reminisce as well as a time to give thanks. If you find reading about gratitude inspiring, you might enjoy the following titles.
Title: FOCUS ON THE GOOD STUFF: THE POWER OF APPRECIATION
Author: ROBBINS, MIKE, 1974- Original Date: 2007
Robbins, a motivational speaker and a former professional baseball player, offers strategies for overcoming negative influences to improve relationships, find success and fulfillment, and experience an overall gratitude for life. Discusses five principles of appreciation, the power of positive thinking, and the importance of acknowledging others. Includes exercises. 2007.
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Title: GRATITUDE DIARIES: HOW A YEAR LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Author: KAPLAN, JANICE Original Date: 2015
Kaplan chronicles a year in which she vows to live gratefully. Researching positive thinking, and promising herself to focus on the good things in her life, the author discovers the importance of attitude. She believes gratitude can transform every aspect of your life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
Author: SACKS, OLIVER, 1933-2015 Original Date: 2015
Collection of four essays from the author of On the Move (DB 81374), written after he was given a terminal cancer diagnosis and reflecting on the things and experiences in his life for which he was grateful. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.
Title: UNCOMMON GRATITUDE: ALLELUIA FOR ALL THAT IS
Author: CHITTISTER, JOAN Original Date: 2010
Chittister, a Benedictine nun, and Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury, present ways to find gratitude in a variety of circumstances, many of which may cause pain and suffering. Topics addressed are separated into the broad areas of “Discovering What We Are,” “Becoming Who We Are,” and “Growing into the Unknown.” 2010.
Title: CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS; 101 STORIES OF GRATITUDE, FORTITUDE, AND SILVER LININGS
Author: CANFIELD, JACK Original Date: 2009
Inspirational accounts of overcoming adversity. Includes expressing gratitude, maintaining a positive attitude, and being grateful despite economic hardship, illness, and other misfortunes. Commercial audiobook. 2009.