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Must-Read Books about Being Grateful

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As Thanksgiving grows closer, the topic of gratitude starts to become more and more popular. The Residences at Great Pond Blog is helping you jump aboard the gratitude boat by sharing some great books that focus on the topic of gratitude. Retreat to your favorite reading spot in your apartment and read one of these great books this month for a refreshing and uplifting change in perspective.


A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life by John Kralik

Who knew something as simple as writing thank-you notes could turn your whole life around? In this personal and touching memoir, John Kralik describes how he went from an all-time low to a happy and flourishing life through the simple act of writing thank-you notes.


The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

This New York Times bestselling book details one woman’s efforts to keep her New Year’s resolution of being more grateful and optimistic. Janice Kaplan, a journalist and the former Editor-in-Chief of Parade magazine, weaves academic research and evidence-based findings in with her own personal journey to present readers with an excellent reason to give gratitude a shot.


29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker

This is an inspiring book that tells the story of how, even during times of tragedy, the act of giving can transform a life, bringing with it both health and happiness. Find lessons on how simple daily acts of altruism can impact your outlook on the world in a dramatic way.


Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

This book teaches a powerful lesson: “Gratitude is a choice”. Learn about gratitude, the benefits of it, how it can change lives, and why it is so essential in this instructive and straightforward book.


What other inspiring books have you discovered on the topic of gratitude? Share the title and author’s name with us in the comments so we can add it to our to-read list. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a month filled with happiness here in Randolph, MA!