The Single Book You're Missing
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It is no secret that gratitude is the key to happy living for the mindful, grounded, and self aware. But, what about the rest of us? People balk at Marie Kondo thanking her purse for carrying her wallet all day in The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Others brush off the notion of including gratitude in their lives because it seems too simple to truly change their lives. In her self-help book, Thank and Grow Rich, Pam Grout is here to lay it out simply: gratitude is the easy peasy no nonsense prescription for joy.
In her self-help book, Thank and Grow Rich, Pam Grout is here to lay it out simply: gratitude is the easy peasy no nonsense prescription for joy.
In a single afternoon I breezed through this 250 page read. Designed differently than a traditional self help formula, rather than presenting the problem (life sucks) she presents the tools to improving all aspects of life (gratitude). With a title that makes anyone weary of a Law of Attraction Manifestation Get Rich Quick Scheme, Grout's idea of richness is a richness of life, not a trail of zeros on a bank statement.
Grout's idea of richness is a richness of life, not a trail of zeros on a bank statement.
Focused on her own experiences with gratitude practice and those of her readers, famous actors, authors and average Joes, the author of E Squared (a series of experiments to prove the magic of the universe and power of the mind) Grout approaches gratitude with a humor and logic that lightens the heart, making the reader truly believe anything is possible.
Touching on the notion that a single person's happiness, kindness, and generosity can change the world through collective consciousness and positive energy, Grout provides a true hope for anyone wishing to change the world.
A light a humorous take on finding the joy in living, this book doesn't take the "woo-woo" of that which we cannot see too seriously. With a focus on charity, minimalism, and believing in one's self, this book will spark joy, inspire creativity, and push the reader toward a more playful life.
As a keeper of a gratitude journal--the currently key to my stable mental health--I found each anecdote of various practice and faith in the universe, not only inspiring, but relieving. I can't think of a more inspiring, thoughtful, and funny read. Life is meant to be joyful, sometimes we just need a little reminder.
The best part? If you're a Kindle reader, this book is on sale for $1.99. Now, that is something to be grateful for!
Do you have gratitude practices? Have you read this book or others that would make excellent book reviews? Believe this is all "woo-woo?" Tell me about it in the comments!