In this inspirational audio book, author M.J. Ryan helps listeners identify the areas in their everyday lives where they can experience the positive effects of practicing gratitude. Short essays explain why gratitude chases away negative emotions and how gratitude is possible even in times of unavoidable hardship. M.J. Ryan is the executive director of Conari Press, publisher of the best-selling Random Acts of Kindness series.
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“The author of the popular "Random Acts of Kindness" series reaches into her warm heart again to produce an inspirational treasure. Gabrielle de Cuir adds immeasurable value to these sentiments with her palpable understanding of the ideas, but it's the author's words that will touch people with their heartfelt advice that gratitude is a marvelous antidote for a whole lot of problems. Sure, we can't control most of what happens in life. But we can cast a transforming blanket of peace and security over our experiences, no matter how awful or depressing, by being grateful for our blessings. A gift for the self or for those who might need a warm and gentle nudge to adjust their attitude.” (Audiofile)
"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, best-selling author of Woman's Book of Courage, and Courage to be Yourself)
“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)
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