I've just finished reading John Kralik's 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life. I loved it! In this delightful book Kralik uses simple examples to demonstrate how his goal of writing 365 thank-you notes helped him to turn his life around after finding himself at a frightening low.
At age 53, Kralik struggled in his career, with his intimate relationships, and failing health.
Inspired by a simple note he had received thanking him for a Christmas gift, he handwrote thank yous for gifts and kindnesses bestowed to him over the coming year. Immediately after sending his very first notes, surprising benefits began to show up in his life.
I believe this book should be required reading for anyone who would like to live a happier life. Because Kralik’s advice is so simple and so clear, it is fun to follow his journey and discover how the practice of gratitude became a fabulous gift he gave to himself.
Here’s just one beautiful example of a thank you letter Kralik wrote to his girlfriend after the break-up of their relationship:
'For discovering with me a way to go out on Saturday night and enjoy the night through the light in a loved one’s eyes.
For the moments we spent together in the mornings.
For your laughter during our lunches at Subway.
For making me feel younger and better looking whenever I was with you.
For being my companion.
For giving me your true love.
For having the courage to give up something merely good because it was not what you truly deserve.
For all these things I am grateful. In thanks I will try to be your friend.'
As I read 365 Thank Yous, I set an intention to show more gratitude in my own relationships. It turns out that being grateful exercises my muscles of kindness and makes me feel happier with myself. I highly recommend you give this book a read.
Awaken to Love is such an amazing book that its a must read for all people longing to be in a true relationship. I am a divorced single mom and I found such healing and love encompassed in her words. Not only did reading this book allow me to open up to love in such a new and profound way, but it also showed me a path to compassion and forgiveness. My mind and soul have finally aligned and I am in complete gratitude.
Easy to read and beautifully written that can only come from a true and sincere heart ... and I believe that the author has both. Since reading this book people around me tell me that I have "the glow of being in love" and I know that I do because I have once again Awakened to Love! ~ Angie Romero
From Awaken to Love....
'Love me without fear
Trust me without questioning
Need me without demanding
Want me without restrictions
Accept me without change
Desire me without inhibitions.'
~ Dick Sutphen ~
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Mia Rose with Deepak Chopra at the Hay House Writer's Workshop, Melbourne 2013.
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