Living Life as a Thank You Journal

Living Life as a Thank You Journal

by Nina Lesowitz, Mary Beth Sammons

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ISBN-13: 9781936740383
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication date: 01/21/2013
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 196
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

NINA LESOWITZ is an award-winning marketing professional who runs Spinergy Group, which represents authors, corporate clients, and nonprofits. She, along with Sammons, co-authored the best-selling Living Life as a Thank You, and What Would You Do if You Knew You Could Not Fail?: How to Transform Fear into Courage. She lives and sails in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, and produces events for Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival.

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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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    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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    Living Life As a Thank You: My Journal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    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
    BooksterER More than 1 year ago
    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! 
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    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!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    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!