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Living Life as a Thank You Journal [NOOK Book]

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Building upon the foundational wisdom of the best-selling Living Life as a Thank You Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons have created a journal filled with life-changing practices and encouraging advice to take readers through a process of self-transformation and personal growth. The friendly format not only provides readers with tried and true thank you techniques and practices, but also allows them to take part in creating their own.

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Overview

Building upon the foundational wisdom of the best-selling Living Life as a Thank You Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons have created a journal filled with life-changing practices and encouraging advice to take readers through a process of self-transformation and personal growth. The friendly format not only provides readers with tried and true thank you techniques and practices, but also allows them to take part in creating their own.

The act and power of gratitude has a direct effect on our lives on a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional level. Studies have shown that living life with appreciation leads to a greater sense of well-being and happiness. The secret to a happy and fulfilled life may rely on focusing on all the good, rather than what is lacking or not going well at the moment. Living Life as a Thank You: My Journal is a toolkit for this transformation.
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"A resource for those who want to experience personal transformation. We were taken with sections on appreciation, daily affirmations, staying thankful in difficult times, and your spiritual bucket list."
–Spirituality and Practice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936740383
  • Publisher: Cleis Press [Start]
  • Publication date: 1/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,282,917
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Beth Sammons is an award-winning journalist and author who is grateful to be welcomed into the lives of those she writes about who are experiencing the ups and downs of handling life, parenting, and caregiving in Family Circle, the Chicago Tribune's lifestyle section, and on various online health and wellness websites. The author of seven books in the women's self-help and health and wellness fields, including We Carry Each Other: Getting Through Life's Toughest Times; My Family: Collected Memories; and Gifts with Heart. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her children.

Nina Lesowitz is a gratitude practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Area. A volunteer for literacy organizations, she also runs Spinergy Group which represents authors and corporate clients as well as non profits. The recipient of numerous awards and tributes including a national award for excellence in media relations, Nina is the coauthor of the best-selling book, The Party Girl Cookbook. She becomes more thankful each passing day for the myriad blessings in her life.
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Living Life as a Thank You Journal


By Nina Lesowitz

Viva Editions

Copyright © 2012 Nina Lesowitz
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781936740345

Gratitude Exercise:
Prompt Yourself with Prayer

Create gratitude prayer prompters. With these prompts, you'll be able to incorporate gratitude prayers into your life by using common sensory information from daily living as a trigger to remind you to be grateful for what is right in front of you. Each time you come across these visuals, remind yourself to halt your thoughts for a minute and say a prayer of intentional thanksgiving.

Examples:
  • A fire truck or an ambulance: Say, "Thank you," for the men and women who are there to take care of the sick and hurting.

  • A police car: Pray for those whose lives are in trouble and give thanks for those who serve, counsel, and protect.

  • A school bus: Give thanks for children everywhere. Pray for your children and pray for the children worldwide who will never have the opportunities you have had.

  • A church or spiritual place: Remember your blessings. Then pray for those in need or for those who don't have the grounding and blessings of faith.


  • Gratitude Exercise:
    Craft Gratitude
    Create your own prayer book. Cut out pictures from nature magazines of inspirational or spiritual scenes and paste them in a spiral notebook. Then add quotes and prayers to create your own inspirational prayer book. Leafing through it can remind you of what you are grateful for and remind you to give thanks in prayer.
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    Gratitude Practice:
    Daily Affirmations
  • I am appreciative of all the "tough times" in my life as I have grown from them.

  • I am learning, everyday, how I can be a better person.

  • As I grow in gratitude, I want to give equally. I give through service.

  • Each day, I give thanks for the gift of life.

  • I am glad to have figured out that the people that I have the most problems with are the ones I can learn the most from.

  • I treasure my friends, family, and loved ones, and for that, each day is Thanksgiving.

  • I am becoming a more conscious and integrated person each day. It's not so easy, but I am fortunate to live in a society that encourages it.

  • I am blessed. May others be, as well.

  • We are here to love and to give. I shall love more, each and every day.

  • Every day is an opportunity. I will seize each day. Carpe diem!



  • Whoever you are-I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
    -Blanche DuBois (in A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams)


    Write Your Life
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Excerpted from Living Life as a Thank You Journal by Nina Lesowitz Copyright © 2012 by Nina Lesowitz. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents


Introduction

One: Thank-You Power: Your Well Being
Two: Grateful for the Good Life: Turning Your Life Around
Three: Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice
Four: Practicing Gratitude in Everyday Life
Five: Staying Thankful in Difficult Times
Six: The Power of Gratitude to Make a Difference in the World
Seven: Finding Grace and Wisdom in Goodbyes
Eight: Inspiration and Perspiration: All Parts Gratitude
Nine: Gratitude in Times of Transition
Ten: Putting Gratitude into Action

Conclusion: Opening a Gratitude Circle

About the Authors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    I love to read books about gratitude. This journal is a great re

    I love to read books about gratitude. This journal is a great read and a useful tool. Sometimes it's difficult to be grateful about things, but
     Living Life as a Thank You: My Journal shares quotes and exercises to help incorporate thankfulness into daily life. Opening up eyes,
    causing them to see things in a different light. Not an easy task when the reader is a sarcastic pessimist with a chip on their shoulder,
    but somehow Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons did it. Experts at being happy. Trust me. READ THIS BOOK

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

    This book is a great way to change your attitude about what's go

    This book is a great way to change your attitude about what's going on around you and living life in a more positive and grateful way! Using this in the morning before you go about your day is a great way to totally revamp the way that you see your day and the people around you! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2014

    My Gratitude Daily Bible I am carrying ¿Living Life as A Thank

    My Gratitude Daily Bible

    I am carrying “Living Life as A Thank You: My Journal” with me everywhere I go as it is helping me
     get through a rough patch in my life. I am learning to be more positive and grateful for all that I have and
     not focus on what I have lost or don’t have. I will now go back and order the authors’ other book, Living Life as a Thank You.
    This is my daily “gratitude bible” now. I give this my highest recommendation!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    This book is a life-changer in the best possible way!  It's amaz

    This book is a life-changer in the best possible way!  It's amazing how taking just a few minutes to be grateful can really put a positive spin on the rest of the day. Lesowitz and Sammons seem to know just what to say and how to prompt you to truly appreciate the world around you.  I cannot recommend this book enough!

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