Viva Editions contacted me and offered me a copy of The Grateful Life for me to review. I said I would only review the book if they also offered one for my readers to win. (I wouldn’t be much of a Contest Queen if I didn’t give away prizes!) I have been so busy with a multitude of projects (the biggest being finishing my own book!) that the title didn’t register in my psyche.
Only when it arrived, I opened up the package and took a good look at the book, did I find the entire thing ironic. I have been feeling ungrateful and wondering how to become grateful. It would seem the Universe has a sense of humor and dropped the answer right in my lap! It was nice to sit with a cuppa tea and start to read. Something I had not in a long time.
The book is divided up into 10 chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of gratitude. Covering topics such as;
- How Gratitude and Intentional Behavior Move into Our Hearts,
- A Serving of Thanks a Day Keeps the Doctor Away,
- and The Secret to a Gratitude Makeover.
I really loved the four tips given on How To Bring More Gratitude Into Your Life:
- Be grateful. Sounds obvious but we bring more gratitude into our lives by being grateful. Wherever gratitude goes, gratitude grows.
- Desire to be grateful. It requires no special skill or talent, simply a genuine desire to open our hearts and be willing to change our perspective.
- Share it. “If I look to my experience over the past year especially, my gratitude grew by sharing it with others, by connecting with others. It is one thing to be grateful in the silence of our own hearts, but gratitude takes on a whole new dimension when I give it a voice.”
- Serve others. Put it into action by loving and serving others, and you will get past fear of what others may think of you and dare to be grateful.
I didn’t get a chance to finish the entire book before writing this review. Something to look forward to on another chilly weekend, under a throw and a hot cuppa tea.
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Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.