Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude: 101 Stories about How Being Thankful Can Change Your Life

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude: 101 Stories about How Being Thankful Can Change Your Life

by Amy Newmark, Deborah Norville

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Overview

These 101 revealing stories will show you how to use the power of gratitude to change your life!

Learn how to use thankfulness every day as you read these stories about:

  • approaching each day with a positive attitude
  • finding the silver linings
  • turning adversity into happiness
  • finding joy in friends and family
  • focusing on what really matters
  • counting your blessings
  • experiencing the joy of giving
  • getting back to basics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599589
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series , #1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 132,846
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Deborah Norville is an author and two-time national Emmy winner who currently anchors the nationally syndicated show, Inside Edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction Deborah Norville 1

1 Count Your Blessings

1 Turning Up the Volume Mary C. M. Phillips 9

2 The Beauty of Age Spots Connie K Pombo 12

3 The Perfect Home Jody E. Lebel 15

4 Thanks for Messing Up My Life Richard Weinman 19

5 My Answered Prayer Nancy F. Goodfellow 24

6 Midnight Runs Thorn Schwarz 27

7 Because of Facebook Kathe Kokolias 31

8 Gifts from Dark Places Katie O'Connell 34

9 Million-Dollar Moments Judy O'Kelley 37

10 Standing Out Jay Seate 40

2 Eye Openers

11 The Right Place Thomas Behnke 47

12 The Couch and the Grouch Cathy Mogus 51

13 Note to Self Alicia Rosen 54

14 Two Seconds on the Microwave Savannah Dee 57

15 Something about Mary Debbie Acklin 59

16 The Grateful Chauffeur Mary E. Laufer 63

17 My Wiser Self Dorann Weber 67

18 My Renewed Joy Janet Perez Echles 70

19 Body Beautiful Carole Brody Fleet 74

3 Practicing Gratitude

20 The Blessed List Linda Newton 81

21 Gratitude Is an Action Cara Rifkin 84

22 Finding Five Helen F. Wilder 88

23 A Gift Returned Lindy Schneider 91

24 Out of Darkness Christian Conte 95

25 The Summer that Almost Wasn't Carolyn Roy-Bornstein 99

26 The Blessings Box Jennifer Reed 102

27 In Thanks for What We Have Annmarie B. Tait 106

28 The Third Sentence Michelle Mach 109

29 The Grateful List Lynn Johnson 112

4 A Change in Perspective

30 The Rumbling Katie Bangert 119

31 Fly Me to the Moon Anita Daswani 122

32 Every Day Is a Good Day Trisha Faye 125

33 A Big Heart Johnny Wessler 129

34 Sometimes It Takes a Child Elizabeth Atwater 132

35 The Really Bad, Sad, Rotten Year Monica A. Andermann 136

36 Why Didn't I Think of That? Eileen Melia Hession 140

37 Thank You Is Enough April Knight 143

38 A Wedding and a Funeral Cindy Hval 146

39 Road to Forgiveness Gwen Daye 149

40 A Brighter Future Lorraine Cannistra 152

5 Well Chosen Words

41 Have a Day! Sharon Fuentes 159

42 The Antidote for First-World Problems Diane Stark 162

43 Being Happy Is Enough Kathleen M. Basi 166

44 A Stroke of Blessings Kathy Shiels Tully 168

45 Broken Gifts Alice Luther 172

46 The Family Meeting Joy Cook 175

47 Nine Things We Like About You Laura Snell 179

48 Vanquishing the Dragon Pat Wahler 183

49 Thank You for the Reminder Andrea Fortenberry 186

50 Trying Destiny Joyce Newman Scott 189

51 The Question Haylie Smart 193

6 Grateful for Life

52 Two Incredible Gifts Mary McLaurine 199

53 Smiled at the Rising Sun Andrea Mullenmeister 202

54 Why I Choose Gratitude David A. Grant 205

55 Doing the Math Sylvia A 208

56 An Amazing Gift Rob Harshman 211

57 Walking Toward My Dreams Annie Nason 215

58 Whatever Comes Erika Hoffman 218

59 My First Date with Nelson Sasha Couch 221

60 My Open Heart Davina Adjani 224

61 A Gift of Time Mickey Sherman 227

7 Simple Pleasures

62 Next Exit: Happiness Nancy Burrows 235

63 The Grocery Store Susan Boltz 237

64 The Simple Life Stephanie A. Mayberry 240

65 Nigerian Boys' Village Rob Harshman 243

66 Uno, Popcorn, and Laughter Drema Sizemore Drudge 246

67 The Joy of Dirty Dishes Jessica Snell 249

68 Dinner with the Kids Ronda Nobles Nunez 252

69 The Man Who Had Nothing Elizabeth Atwater 254

70 Looking for Rainbows Tina Grover 257

71 What I Learned from My First Thanksgiving Johnny Tan… 260

8 Silver Linings

72 What a Difference One Point Can Make Amy Corron Power 267

73 Blessing in Disguise Jill Burns 271

74 Out of the Rubble Audrey Ades 274

75 A Super Hero Luanne Tovey Zuccari 277

76 The Wakeup Call Ann Morrow 281

77 A Healing Trio Deborah Drezon Carroll 284

78 Gratitude in Crisis Jenny Estes 287

79 Taketh and Giveth Simone Adams 291

80 A Journey to Myself Daniel J. Mangini 295

81 When Life's a Puzzle Bonnie Compton Hanson 298

9 Paying It Forward

82 The Waver Candace Carteen 305

83 Possibility and Promise Larry Schardt 309

84 The Gratefuls TC Currie 313

85 Facing My Fears Barbara LoMonaco 317

86 Not Just a Cup of Coffee Charlotte Triplett 320

87 The Sewing Club Conni Delinger 323

88 Trifle or Treasure? Linda E. Allen 326

89 A Fan of Kindness Christine A. Holliday 329

90 The Water Holds No Scars Dean K. Miller 333

91 From a Job to a Privilege D'ette Corona 336

10 Never Too Late for a Thank You

92 Tough Love Jody Fuller 345

93 The Hardest Kind of Saving Chelsea Johnson 349

94 Honest Thanks Amanda C. Yancey 354

95 A Hospital Visit JB Steele 356

96 Grateful for Stew Shawna Troke-Leuhert 358

97 The Gratitude Book Carrie O'Maley Voliva 360

98 A Teachers Echo Lola Di Giulio De Maci 363

99 Gifts Kelly Hennigan 366

100 The Gratitude Party Allison Hermann Craigie 369

101 Thanks for the Giving Jodi Renee Thomas 373

Meet Our Contributors 377

Meet Amy Newmark 395

Meet Deborah Norville 397

Thank You 399

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 400

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