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Living Life as a Thank You

The Transformative Power of Daily Gratitude

Discover the positive power of gratitude.

Living as if each day is a thank you can help transform fear into courage, anger into forgiveness, and isolation into belonging. Authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons present a simple yet comprehensive approach for incorporating gratitude into one's life and reaping its many benefits. The book is divided into ten chapters, including "Ways to Stay Thankful in Difficult Times," "Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice," and "Putting Gratitude into Action." Each chapter includes stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed by thankfulness, motivational quotes and blessings, and suggested gratitude practices. Whatever is given—even a challenging moment—is a gift. With this book, you will be able to feel more connected to the flow of life and less alone in your struggles and fears.

"Living Life as a Thank You shows you how to connect with other people from a place of thankfulness, which in turn promotes greater harmony for all."  —Marla Maples, actress, television host, and spiritual motivator

"With Living Life as a Thank You, Nina and Mary Beth have tapped into something powerful that can truly transform people's lives—our deep and abiding need to feel and live from a place of gratitude."  —Will Glennon, author of Practice Random Acts of Kindness

"I am convinced that if readers take even one small gratitude practice from this book they will bring greater happiness into their lives."  —Christine Carter, PhD, executive director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

MARY BETH SAMMONS is an award-winning journalist and author. She writes about those who are experiencing the ups and downs of handling life, parenting, and care-giving in Family Circle and the Chicago Tribune's lifestyle section. She is also the author of We Carry Each Other: Getting Through Life's Toughest Times; My Family: Collected Memories; and Gifts with Heart. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her children.

NINA LESOWITZ is a gratitude practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Area. A volunteer for literacy organizations, she also runs Spinergy Group, which represents authors and corporate clients as well as non-profits. Nina is co-author of the bestselling title The Party Girl Cookbook.

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