The following are some of the best books on gratitude to help improve your wellbeing.
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Books On Gratitude
1. The Little Book of Gratitude
By Dr. Robert A. Emmons PhD
Easily accessible and available to everyone, the practice of gratitude will benefit every area of your life and generate a positive ripple effect.
This beautiful book discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day. It also includes an 8-week gratitude plan.
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2. Choosing Gratitude
By Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
Derived from a popular Revive Our Hearts radio series, Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy challenges and equips the reader to live a life of intention, a life based on thankfulness for the freedom Christ has provided and for the blessings of others.
By intentionally thanking God and others, bitterness and entitlement are replaced with joy and the humble realization of just how undeserving we really are.
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3. The Life-Changing Power of Gratitude
By Marc Reklau
In his book “The Life-Changing Power of Gratitude” international bestselling author Marc Reklau reveals the scientifically proven benefits of gratitude. Gratitude is considered the single best – and most impactful – intervention of the science of positive psychology. When we are cultivating gratitude, we change the way we feel which changes the way we act, and hence our results.
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4. Gratitude: A Way of Life
By Louise Hay
Louise L. Hay brings you a very special work that is dear to her heart. In Gratitude, Louise has gathered the insights and collected wisdom of some of the most wonderful teachers and writers she knows…people who have demonstrated the power of gratitude in their own lives. Renowned contributors such as Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Dan Millman, Harold Bloomfield, M.D., Bernie Siegel, M.D., Shakti Gawain, Dr. Doreen Virtue, and many, many more of her friends…share their understanding of the practice of gratitude with Louise… and with you.
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5. Attitudes of Gratitude
By M. J. Ryan
In a series of brief, evocative essays, personal success mentor M. J. Ryan teaches you how to unlock the fullness of life through the simple joy of living from a grateful heart. As she writes, “Gratitude births only positive feelings: love, compassion, joy, and hope. As we focus on what we are thankful for, fear, anger, and bitterness simply melt away, seemingly without effort.” Attitudes of Gratitude will teach you how to reach this positive place.
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6. I Want to Thank You
By Gina Hamadey
Writer Gina Hamadey learned this life-changing lesson firsthand when a case of burnout and too many hours on social media left her feeling depleted and disconnected. In this engaging book, she chronicles how twelve months spent writing 365 thank-you notes to strangers, neighbors, family members, and friends shifted her perspective. Her journey shows that developing a lasting active gratitude practice can make you a happier person, heal complicated relationships, and reconnect you with the people you love–all with just a little bit of bravery at the mailbox.
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7. The 5-Minute Gratitude Journal
By Sophia Godkin PhD
Find gratitude with exercises designed to help you:
- Build a better habit―Make gratitude a daily practice through mindfulness-based exercises, powerful quotes, positive affirmations, and recurring themes that reinforce what you’re thankful for.
- Develop a grateful attitude―Discover the psychological and emotional benefits of gratitude, like how it can help you feel happier and more optimistic.
- Find gratitude fast―No matter how jam-packed your day is, these short journal prompts allow you to reap the rewards of gratitude.
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8. Gratitude Journal
By Sujatha Lalgudi, Hippidoo
This 90 day journal offers a simple, yet powerful pen to paper method to invite positivity, gratitude and well-being into your life.
By investing just a few minutes a day with this journal, you will discover the power of positivity by consistently taking small steps – two to three minutes in the morning and evening – to integrate gratitude, affirmations, wellness check and review of goals that infuse positivity towards living a fantastic life.
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9. Gratitude: A Day and Night Reflection Journal (90 Days)
By Insight Editions
This 90-day reflection journal gives you a path to developing a habit of daily gratitude that you can carry throughout your life. Cultivating thankfulness is a potent exercise, proven to have a positive effect on a person’s mental health and general well-being. Each spread of this positivity journal includes space to record expressions of gratitude, personal affirmations, memories of positive interactions, and commentary on the significance of it all.
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10. Good Days Start With Gratitude
By Pretty Simple Press
Good Days Start With Gratitude is a 52 week guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! It is a self exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys. Each well designed weekly spread contains an inspirational quote, space to write 3 things you are thankful for each day of the week, and a weekly checkpoint.
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