Gratitude is a simple, profound practice that can change your life. Taking the time to notice and reflect upon the good things restores us to the natural place where we notice what's right instead of wrong, opens our hearts, and creates happiness.
In a series of brief, evocative essays, M. J. Ryan teaches us how to unlock the fullness of life through the simple joy of living from a grateful heart. Ryan writes, "Gratitude births only positive feelings--love, compassion, joy, and hope. As we focus on what we are thankful for, fear, anger, and bitterness simply melt away, seemingly without effort." She illuminates the many gifts that gratitude bestows upon us and offers a number of ways to practice it.
Gratitude can be a powerful agent for change. Research has confirmed its many emotional and physical benefits. This book will encourage you to begin, commit to, and celebrate gratitude so you can experience more joy in life. Replaces ISBN 9781573244114
About the Author
M.J. Ryan is an inspirational speaker and human development expoert, and author of several bestselling books including This Year I Will…, The Happiness Makeover: How to Teach Yourself to Be Happy and Enjoy Every Day and Attitudes of Gratitude. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.
Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, he’s been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He has published twenty-two books and recorded fifteen audio projects. In 2015 he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation. In 2016 he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, and was also chosen as one of OWN’s SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity. In 2017 Mark became a regular columnist for Spirituality & Health Magazine.
"I'm thankful to Mary Jane Ryan because her candid and story-filled book reminds me to return to my heart-the home of gratitude- and consequently, enhances my connection with all that is wonderful and wise around and within me." --Sue Patton Thoele, bestselling author of Woman's Book of Courage and Courage to be Yourself — Reviews
"Exquisitely reconnects us to the wonder and satisfaction which can be found in our daily lives....A delightful book for anyone who wants to focus on the joy and satisfaction in their everyday life." --Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child — Reviews