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Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, my American friends(and our friends around the globe that celebrate it with us). It seems that summer and it's bounty just left us and here we are preparing for the holiday season.
If you are like me, the holiday season and the mad rush of cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, party-going, etcetera can be overwhelming and take away from the spirit of the season. Thanksgiving is all about gratitude for the our lives and loved ones. I am planning to sink into that gratitude with some help from books about gratitude and thankfulness.
1. Gratitude: A Journal by Catherine Price.
Okay, so this one isn't really a book, it's a journal. I first started keeping a gratitude journal after watching an episode of Oprah years ago when she talked about this practice(that woman has a lot of wisdom). It is life changing. What is unique about this journal is that it has prompts for when you are feeling stuck. The cover is also gorgeous.
This is a collection of essays and practical suggestions for tapping into the joy in your life. Easy to read even for those who may not be regular readers.
This book is not like the others. It has ten guideposts from the always insightful Brene Brown as she gives us the courage to not only embrace the "good" parts of ourselves, but to learn to also embrace the imperfect parts of ourselves. I love all of Brene's work.
This book is extraordinarily emotional and heart-filled book penned by Oliver Sacks after he was diagnosed in 2015 with a reoccurrence of cancer and penned an essay in the New York Times that inspired people over the entire world. These four essays will spark inside you a deep gratitude for your own individual path and the world that we live in.
This ones for the kiddos. Your kids, like mine, may love Mo Willems. This is in the Elephant and Piggie series and is an adorable and accessible way to help teach our kids gratitude for everything.