A Simple Act of Gratitude

How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life

Author: John Kralik

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 889

One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two older children and was afraid he might lose contact with his young daughter; he was living in a tiny apartment where he froze in the winter and baked in the summer; he was 40 pounds overweight; his girlfriend had just broken up with him; and overall, his dearest life dreams--including hopes of upholding idealistic legal principles and of becoming a judge--seemed to have slipped beyond his reach. Then, during a desperate walk in the hills on New Year's Day, John was struck by the belief that his life might become at least tolerable if, instead of focusing on what he didn't have, he could find some way to be grateful for what he had. Inspired by a beautiful, simple note his ex-girlfriend had sent to thank him for his Christmas gift, John imagined that he might find a way to feel grateful by writing thank-you notes. To keep himself going, he set himself a goal--come what may--of writing 365 thank-you notes in the coming year. One by one, day after day, he began to handwrite thank yous--for gifts or kindnesses he'd received from loved ones and coworkers, from past business associates and current foes, from college friends and doctors and store clerks and handymen and neighbors, and anyone, really, absolutely anyone, who'd done him a good turn, however large or small. Immediately after he'd sent his very first notes, significant and surprising benefits began to come John's way--from financial gain to true friendship, from weight loss to inner peace. While John wrote his notes, the economy collapsed, the bank across the street from his office failed, but thank-you note by thank-you note, John's whole life turned around. A Simple Act of Gratitude is a rare memoir: its touching, immediately accessible message--and benefits--come to readers from the plainspoken storytelling of an ordinary man. Kralik sets a believable, doable example of how to live a miraculously good life. To read A Simple Act of Gratitude is to be changed.

365 Thank Yous

The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life

Author: John Kralik

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 681

One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two older children and was afraid he might lose contact with his young daughter; he was living in a tiny apartment where he froze in the winter and baked in the summer; he was 40 pounds overweight; his girlfriend had just broken up with him; and overall, his dearest life dreams--including hopes of upholding idealistic legal principles and of becoming a judge--seemed to have slipped beyond his reach. Then, during a desperate walk in the hills on New Year's Day, John was struck by the belief that his life might become at least tolerable if, instead of focusing on what he didn't have, he could find some way to be grateful for what he had. Inspired by a beautiful, simple note his ex-girlfriend had sent to thank him for his Christmas gift, John imagined that he might find a way to feel grateful by writing thank-you notes. To keep himself going, he set himself a goal--come what may--of writing 365 thank-you notes in the coming year. One by one, day after day, he began to handwrite thank yous--for gifts or kindnesses he'd received from loved ones and coworkers, from past business associates and current foes, from college friends and doctors and store clerks and handymen and neighbors, and anyone, really, absolutely anyone, who'd done him a good turn, however large or small. Immediately after he'd sent his very first notes, significant and surprising benefits began to come John's way--from financial gain to true friendship, from weight loss to inner peace. While John wrote his notes, the economy collapsed, the bank across the street from his office failed, but thank-you note by thank-you note, John's whole life turned around. 365 Thank Yous is a rare memoir: its touching, immediately accessible message--and benefits--come to readers from the plainspoken storytelling of an ordinary man. Kralik sets a believable, doable example of how to live a miraculously good life. To read 365 Thank Yous is to be changed.

The Little Book of Gratitude Quotes

Author: Kathleen Welton

Publisher: Little Quote Books

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page:

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The Little Book of Gratitude Quotes shares appreciation for the people, places, and events that shape and enrich our lives. Here is joy. Here is kindness. Here is inspiration to be inspired and to keep inspiring others. Give thanks. Give it freely. An uplifting collection of 365 quotes, this book encourages kindness, thankfulness, and being appreciative for what life offers. Thematically arranged in twelve sections that include "Compassion," "Forgiveness," "Kindness," "Success," and "Wisdom" the book includes a gratitude checklist and lots of food for thought. The book shares unforgettable quotes from more than 100 authors including Emily Dickinson, Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Keats, Eleanor Roosevelt, and William Shakespeare. This is an accessible book that readers will pick up again and again to help find the right words for inspiration. Timeless, classic, and filled with grace, The Little Book of Gratitude Quotes is the perfect exchange of thanksgiving and praise. An accoutrement to both giving and receiving thanks, this charming tutorial is organized to show appreciation every day, year in and year out, to those who make a difference in our lives--and it celebrates our willingness to spread kind words. These quotes have stood the test of time and each can be used for inspiration, motivation, or encouragement. There's so much to be thankful for and this book is a jumping off point to begin the simple act of praise and thanksgiving. Make today a day of fellowship and good cheer.

One Simple Act

Discovering the Power of Generosity

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 391

What if you, personally, could make the world a better place...by tomorrow? Debbie Macomber knows the secret to doing exactly that! In a world that seems too often stingy and grudging, she has witnessed how one simple act of generosity can yield unforeseen miracles. You are about to discover, through true stories, what happens when we commit intentional acts of generosity. Lives are changed in ways we never envisioned. Come with Debbie late one evening through the checkout line at the grocery store. Visit a midwestern train station. Discover the link between a submarine, a few bread crumbs, and some minnows. Visit ancient Galilee as a young boy volunteers his fishes and loaves to Jesus only to see his meager gift multiplied many times over to feed five thousand. Listen in on a touching phone call with an elderly widow. You will stand amazed at what God accomplishes when we make ourselves available through simple acts of generosity. This blend of true stories and motivating messages will delight and surprise you as you discover how giving the gifts of time, encouragement, hope, laughter, prayer, hospitality, service, and even forgiveness can have lasting, life-changing impact, not only on the recipient of such gifts but on the giver as well. Debbie Macomber, through the power of story, invites us to live with open hands, offering who we are and what we have to God, to use in the lives of others. When we do so, lives--including our own--are changed in ways we couldn't have imagined. All it takes is one simple act.

Register of Debates in Congress

Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress: [Dec. 6, 1824, to the First Session of the Twenty-fifth Congress, Oct. 16, 1837] Together with an Appendix, Containing the Most Important State Papers and Public Documents to which the Session Has Given Birth: to which are Added, the Laws Enacted During the Session, with a Copious Index to the Whole ..

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page:

View: 685

In Everything, Give Thanks

The Power of Gratitude

Author: Dr. Louis NgomoOkitembo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 847

Giving thanks in everything makes people happier, strengthens relationships, improves well-being and health, reduces stress and comply with Gods will in Jesus-Christ. Counting blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that we receive every day as a gift from God is a power that changes Lives. Giving thanks can change someones life from worst to better. Gratitude helps to see every thing in Gods perspective. Learning how to say "THANK YOU" in all circumstances constitutes the most effective way to put into action the transformative power of the daily gratitude.

The Reality of all Realities

The Laws of the Universe ...based on the teachings of Abraham-Hicks...

Author: Katia Dagenais

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1

View: 305

We are a mass consciousness coming of age in the understanding of the eternal laws of the universe under which we co-exist. Humans have never before been more thirsty for answers to some of life's most profound questions. Abraham is a group of non-physical entities that communicate through 'thought blocks' via Esther Hicks while in a meditative state. During deliberate meditation, Esther allows Abraham to come forth through her and together they have traveled across the United States spreading esoteric knowledge and processes since 1987. Audience members within these workshops have had questions answered so poignantly by Abraham themselves to the most enlightened and philosophical questions ever posed in the history of mankind. This book is a summary of the teachings of Abraham, with a concentration of law of attraction as one of the most powerful and influential laws in the universe. Learn how to connect with your source energy to tap into your powerful abilities to co-create and manifest anything you desire to be, do or have. Explore the teachings of Abraham in the major areas of health, money, careers and relationships. Discover life's most valuable knowledge and insights from the non-physical, and what Abraham followers have coined "infinite intelligence".

The Prayer of Love Devotional

Daily Readings for Living a Life of Love

Author: Mark Hanby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 624

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Living Life as a Thank You

The Transformative Power of Daily Gratitude

Author: Nina Lesowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 746

Whatever is given — even a difficult and challenging moment — is a gift. Living as if each day is a thank-you can help transform fear into courage, anger into forgiveness, isolation into belonging, and another’s pain into healing. Saying thank-you every day inspires feelings of love, compassion, and hope. These ideas are the basis for this timely book. Authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons present a simple, but comprehensive program for incorporating gratitude into one's life, and reaping the many benefits that come from doing so. The book is divided into ten chapters from "Thank You Power" and "Ways to Stay Thankful in Difficult Times" to "Gratitude as a Spiritual/Cultural Practice " and "Putting Gratitude into Action." Each chapter includes stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed by embracing this program, along with motivating quotes and blessings, and a suggested gratitude practice such as keeping a weekly gratitude journal and starting a gratitude circle.