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Introduction

It’s getting late tonight, but I wanted to write anyway. I have been working on a new book, you have had the opportunity to read several parts and pieces of this book and I finally finished writing and setting it up last week. This week I was able to get it saved online and approved, and I ordered my proof copy of the book. I am super excited for this new book, it’s set up similar to the other book, in a workbook format.

So tonight, I decided to add one more section of the book here the Introduction, just to give you one more idea of what’s in it before it comes out. I am hoping to have the copy next week sometimes, but who knows with they way shipping goes these days. My fingers are crossed, and all I can do now is wait. The other pieces I have shared are just excerpts from chapters but the Intro is quite a bit shorter, so I will share it all. Hopefully it’ll give you an idea of what the book is about, why I wrote it, and maybe even a desire to read it when it’s printed.

Gratitude Introduction

I wrote this book as a reminder to me, and hopefully a help for others, to begin the process of, or remind ourselves of, the things we have in life to be grateful for.  There is so much in life to be grateful for.  Gratitude changes our attitude, and helps us focus on the good in life.  Gratitude lifts us above the problems in life and helps us find solutions.  Gratitude helps us see all that is good in our lives and turns our attention to those things, rather than the hard and bad.  Not that those things don’t exist, but often when we can look back and see the good, the hard and bad don’t seem quite as big.  Instead, we are able to look ahead at solutions, or at least see that we have conquered so much, so we can keep conquering.  I hope you will use this book as a work book, but as a beginning or middle, not an end.  Being grateful is a lifelong pursuit. 

Throughout this book I will talk about 6 areas of gratitude.  Obviously, there are way more areas, but this will hopefully help you get started on your journey to being more grateful.  I know it has helped me as I have written it.  At the end of this book, I will have the categories listed again with space to continue writing.  You may fill these pages as your read this book, or it may take you weeks, months or years to complete all the spaces of all, or one particular area.  You may also decide to create your own book for those things you are grateful for and not use any of the spaces provided.  The goal is to help you get started on a lifelong path of being grateful.  Whether you’ve been on this path of gratitude your whole life already, or are just starting out, I hope this book helps you move forward with new insights, and new ideas or ways to have gratitude every day.

I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into the what I’ve been working on lately. I hope you are setting goals and achieving them in your life, and that you take time everyday to work on them, or at least most days. What are some of your goals? How are you working to achieve them? What are you grateful for today?

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