Author: Rhonda Byrne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2007-12-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
The best-selling author and producer of The Secret offers inspiring quotes and affirmations to encourage personal journaling and reflection on gratitude and abundance, equipping individuals with a powerful tool to transform their lives and experience more joy. 500,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Oliver Sacks died in August 2015 at his home in Greenwich Village, surrounded by his close friends and family. He was 82. He spent his final days doing what he loved: playing the piano, swimming, enjoying smoked salmon - and writing. As Dr Sacks looked back over his long, adventurous life his final thoughts were of gratitude. In a series of remarkable, beautifully written and uplifting meditations, in Gratitude Dr Sacks reflects on and gives thanks for a life well lived, and expresses his thoughts on growing old, facing terminal cancer and reaching the end. I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and travelled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.
Author: Robert A. Emmons
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2004-02-26
Gratitude, like other positive emotions, has inspired many theological and philosophical writings, but it has inspired very little vigorous, empirical research. In an effort to remedy this oversight, this volume brings together prominent scientists from various disciplines to examine what has become known as the most-neglected emotion. The volume begins with the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of gratitude, then presents the current research perspectives from social, personality, and developmental psychology, as well as from primatology, anthropology, and biology. The volume also includes a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of research on gratitude. This work contributes a great deal to the growing positive psychology initiative and to the scientific investigation of positive human emotions. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in social, personality, and developmental, clinical, and health psychology, as well as to sociologists and cultural anthropologists.
Author: Robert A. Emmons
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2007
A proponent of the field of positive psychology offers a close-up study of the positive influence on people's lives of the systematic cultivation of gratitude, explaining how the practice of grateful thinking can increase one's chances for happiness and help one cope more effectively with stress, recover more quickly from illness, enjoy better physical health, improve relationships, and other benefits.
Author: Kerry Howells
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-07-30
Teachers at all levels of education will find this book practical and inspiring as they read how other educators have engaged with challenges that reveal different dimensions of gratitude, and how some have discovered its relevance in gaining greater resilience, improved relationships and increased student engagement. In the first comprehensive text ever written that is solely dedicated to the specific relevance of gratitude to the teaching and learning process, Dr Howells pioneers an approach that accounts for both dilemmas and possibilities of gratitude in the midst of teachers’ busy and stressful lives. She takes a contemporary and philosophical view of the notion of gratitude and goes beyond its conceptualisation simply from a religious or positive psychology framework. Exploring real situations with teachers, school leaders, students, parents, academics and pre-service teachers - Gratitude In Education: A Radical View examines many of the complexities encountered when gratitude is applied in a variety of secular educational environments.
In Attitudes of Gratitude, M. J. Ryan teaches readers how to unlock the fullness of their hearts and lives through the expression of gratitude. “Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness,” she writes, “where we notice what’s right instead of what’s wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment.” In her introduction to this 10th anniversary edition, Ryan recounts current research that bolsters her original thinking—people who practice gratitude on a daily basis are, by and large, happier, healthier, and more effective in the world. She also shares with readers brand new, top 10 gratitude practices, which readers of the first edition and people she’s taught and counseled over the years have provided to her. The concept of this book is very simple and very profound: “Gratitude creates happiness.” It’s a fact of life (and science as it turns out). Plants create carbon dioxide and gratitude creates happiness.
Author: Arie Kaplan
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Gratitude has a way of increasing the good things that come to and from us, as positivity begets and multiplies positivity. Teens are often criticized for being entitled, greedy, spoiled, and ungrateful. Teens who demonstrate a spirit of gratitude also draw people to them and inspire a desire to help them succeed and reach their goals. This, in turn, results in a strong network of connections, superb college recommendations, employment tips, and great job offers. Teachers and librarians will have reason to feel gratitude when they see how well this text meets various informational text reading standards of the Common Core curriculum, including summarizing text, determining a central idea and its supporting details, tracing and evaluating an argument and its specific claims, determining the validity of the author's reasoning and evidence, and determining an author's point of view and purpose.
March 1944: War's darkest period descends upon Hungary's Jews. By the time it ends in January 1945, over half a million Jews will have been murdered. Gratitude tells the story of that period, through the eyes of the wealthy Beck family, whose lives and loves are saved and lost. At the center of it all is Paul Beck, a young lawyer whose chance meeting with a visiting Swede, Raoul Wallenberg, may alter the inevitability of the Jews' fate. Joseph Kertes's Gratitude captures forever the pain and passion of one's family precious moment in time.
After the unforeseen death of her mother in 2010, author Laura Steenrod is left feeling grief stricken and vulnerable without the safe haven their relationship provided. Upon arriving home from her mother’s funeral, still wearing her newly purchased black pantsuit, Steenrod sits in the middle of her kitchen floor amid copious amounts of dog hair and makes an anguished plea to her pack of dogs. “Please rescue me!” It is in that moment she realizes that she is surrounded by survival experts. Gratitude shares the story of Steenrod’s own struggles to manage crippling anxiety and grief with the stories of five remarkable dogs. This shared history of struggle becomes a transformative experience for Steenrod as the dogs demonstrate their capacity for healing, acceptance, and loyalty. The stories of her pack become an inspiring survival guide. “The stories are so heartfelt, so individually remarkable, that the readers will find this short volume hard to put down.” (Kirkus Reviews) “An inspiring snapshot of the life of someone who loves animals and will do “just” about anything to protect them. Hard to put down. I highly recommend this book about the woman who started the rescue, Love from Louie.” (Andrew DeAngelis, Chairman, TV Guide Magazine) “I recommend this book to all of those who want to recover from life’s shocks and setbacks, and to find ways to a fuller life through meaningful contact with others—both people and animals. I loved reading this book!” (Randy Evans, Ph.D., author of Out of the Inferno, A Husbands Passage through Cancerland) “Steenrod is a writer and a teacher whose work and life are meant to inspire others. The stories are raw, real, emotional and filled with Anne Lamott-esqe insight. These words will be a lifeline for others who are trying to reach a higher level, be it of hope, renewal, life, love, redemption. . . . The story is universal and unique.” (Wade Rouse, Internationally bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet)
Author: Donna Kozik
Release Date: 2013-12
Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude is brimming over with appreciation and inside you will find evidence that the power of gratitude can be a life-changing force. These stories are about more than the polite "thank you" we so casually exchange every day. They're testimonials to the people and things we so often take for granted. Need a pick-me-up? How about a gratitude adjustment? Look inside-you'll be grateful you did. Be warned: Cultivating and expressing gratitude puts you in the driver's seat of your life.
Catherine McCann lived a rarefied life as part of Dublin's upper social circle. However, at age twenty she left that life and joined the Religious Sisters of Charity. Following her consecration, she trained as a physical therapist, which she practiced most of her working life. In Gratitude details the immense gifts that have enriched Catherine's life - those of faith, love, caring and pilgrimage.
In this New York Times bestseller, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work and health. Her pioneering reseach was praised in People and Vanity Fair and hailed on TV shows including Today, The O’Reilly Factor, and CBS’s The Talk. On New Year’s Eve, journalist and former Parade Editor-in-Chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next months will have less to do with the events that occur than her own attitude and perspective. Getting advice at every turn from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers, she brings readers on a smart and witty journey to discover the value of appreciating what you have. Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, and health and fitness. She learns how appreciating your spouse changes the neurons of your brain and why saying thanks helps CEOs succeed. Through extensive interviews with experts and lively conversations with real people including celebrities like Matt Damon, Daniel Craig, and Jerry Seinfeld, Kaplan discovers the role of gratitude in everything from our sense of fulfillment to our children’s happiness. With warmth, humor, and appealing insight, Janice’s journey will empower readers to think positively and start living their own best year ever. From the Hardcover edition.