Gratitude: Parent Of All The Virtues

Gratitude: Parent Of All The Virtues

by Susan Michelle Noland

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Gratitude: Parent Of All The Virtues is a concise look at what gratitude is, how it has been viewed throughout the centuries, and the benefits it can have on your mind, body and relationships. Gratitude was for ages cherished as one of the greatest of virtues, but in modern times our cynical society has gradually lost sight of its power to, as William Author Ward said, "...transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." Fortunately, modern science has recently begun to discover evidence that gratitude is much more than just an old-fashioned notion. It has the power to actually improve both our mental and physical health and strenghtn our relationships.
Gratitude: Parent Of All The Virtues examines the benefits of an "attitude of gratitude" in our daily lives and gives the reader some simple yet effective methods of expanding our awareness of what we have to be thankful for and how we can experience gratitude on a deeper, more profound level.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016243856
Publisher: Daily Keys Publishing
Publication date: 03/19/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 988,749
File size: 365 KB

About the Author

Susan Michelle Noland is a mother, writer and student. She has been actively studying the power of the mind to bring about abundance in all areas of life, and has a passion for sharing what she's learned with others. Her ability to take complex or confusing ideas and restate them in a more readily accessible manner is one of her greatest strengths. In her own words:
"Lots of people have insights, sometimes very profound insights that could help others a great deal. The problem is that not everyone is able to express those insights in a way that makes them accessable to others. Even the most profound insight in the world, if it isn't expressed in a way that allows others to not only understand it but apply it to their own lives, is of use only to the person who had it. That's where I feel I come into the picture, as a sort of facilitator. Even when I was a child I would find myself at school taking things the teacher had said and rewording it to other kids who hadn't gotten it the first time around, putting it into a form that they could understand. And that's pretty much what I'm still doing. I've never claimed to be the source of great insight, though I like to think I have a little one every now and again. Primarily though I see myself as taking bits of wisdom from here and there and bringing them together, making them more easily understood, and assembling them as a more coherent whole. Some of these bits are truly profound, meaningful, powerful things that have been "painted over" and turned into cliches. They end up on greeting cards and bumper stickers because people on an instinctive level know they mean something, may even feel they know what it means, but the true application has been lost over time. I'm scrubbing that varnish off of them and showing people the true power behind these old bits of wisdom."

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