Gratitude creates a powerful state of happiness because it returns us to the natural place where we notice what's right instead of what's wrong. In Attitudes of Gratitude, M. J. Ryan teaches us how to unlock the fullness of life through the expression and exercise of a grateful heart. In a series of brief, evocative essays, she inspires us to discover and distill a sense of gratitude in every aspect of our lives and offers practical suggestions to help us focus on all that we have, rather than our perception of what may be lacking.
The Simple Joy of Living From a Grateful Heart -- The Gifts of Gratitude -- Gratitude Is the Mother of Joy -- Gratitude Makes Us Young -- Gratitude Makes Us Feel Good -- Gratitude Promotes Health -- Gratitude Eradicates Worry -- Gratitude Draws People To Us -- Gratitude Is the Antidote to Bitterness and Resentment -- Gratitude Cures Perfectionism -- Gratitude Releases Us from the "Gimmes" -- Gratitude Keeps Us Current -- Gratitude Opens Our Hearts -- Gratitude Spawns Kindness and Generosity -- Gratitude Joins Us to All Life -- Gratitude Connects Us to Spirit -- Gratitude Opens Us to Moments of Grace -- The Attitudes of Gratitude -- Life Is a Miracle -- The Universe Is Friendly -- Let Gratitude Flow Naturally -- The Flashlight in Your Own Back Yard -- It's All Gratuitous -- A Habit of the Heart -- Attitude Is the Only Disability -- Enough Is Enough -- Always the First Time -- It's OK to Have Good Fortune -- You Are Worthy -- Your Soul Has a Purpose -- The Solution in the Problem -- The Time Is Now -- The Joy of Living -- An Ever-Increasing Spiral -- Start Where You Are -- The Practices of Gratitude -- Exercise Daily -- Chose Gratefulness "In Spite Of" -- Revel in the Ordinary -- What Do You Really Need? -- Do the Work of Forgiveness -- Practice Wonderment -- Don't Compare -- Transform Expectations into No Matter What -- Develop a Good Memory -- Take Time to Smell the Roses -- Focus on What's Right -- Be Willing to Embrace What Shows Up -- Look for the Hidden Blessings of Difficult Situations -- Teach Gratitude to Your Young Ones -- Dedicate This Moment -- Give Thanks for Your Body -- Honor Your Teachers -- Honor Your Ancestors -- Send Thanksgiving Cards -- Give Thanks at Meals -- Say "Thank You" as Often as Possible -- Leave a Trail of Happiness -- Write a "Thank You" to Yourself -- Fall in Love Again and Again -- Appreciate Your Kids Just as They Are -- Live as if Every Day Is Your Last -- The Deepening Journey.
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st March 1999
Edition Number: 1