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10 Books to Inspire Gratitude and Thankfulness

We know that being mindful and thankful for the present moment can have a lasting impact on our lives, but it can be difficult to tune out the many distractions and focus on what is most important to us. Let this list be the guide you need to create a daily gratitude practice in your life. Perfect as we get closer to the Thanksgiving season, and all year round!

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    Gratitude

    by Oliver Sacks

    Written in the months before his death, Oliver Sacks looks back to meditate on his life. The result is a touching tribute to what it means to live a good life. It will fill the reader with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and inspire us all to live life to the fullest.
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    $25.00

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    A Short Guide to a Happy Life

    by Anna Quindlen

    Anna Quindlen doesn’t want us just to survive, but to thrive. In this beautiful book, she shows readers how important it is to not take our lives for granted, but to live each day like it were our last. Quindlen believes that we should strive to accomplish great things in our lives, but even more importantly, to appreciate the small ones.
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    $14.00

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    The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition

    by Brené Brown

    Is there a better guide to a life well-lived than Brené Brown? Brown teaches that living authentically and with gratitude can be an act of resistance. This 10th anniversary edition provides readers with the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. Each guidepost offers readers daily practices that will change your outlook on life.
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    $25.00

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    Here for It

    by R. Eric Thomas

    R. Eric Thomas is the light we need when the world seems a little too dark. His hilarious and heartfelt memoir-in-essays is really about finding joy in everyday places. Sometimes we feel like the outsider, we may stumble and fall, but Thomas argues it is always worth it to pick ourselves back up and move forward with joy and confidence.
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    $17.00

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    I Want to Thank You

    by Gina Hamadey

    In today’s world of constant connection to our phones and the internet, Gina Hamadey realized that instead of bringing her closer to those around her, scrolling through social media was actually making her feel less connected and emotionally depleted. So she made the decision to put down her phone and write a thank-you note to someone every day for a year. She saw how creating a lasting gratitude practice can shift your experience and make you a happier, more connected person.
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    $22.00

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    The Book of Joy Journal

    by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

    This 365-day guided journal from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, aims to teach you how to build a lasting gratitude practice into your daily life. Each page contains inspirational quotes that help prompt you to share your joy!
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    $17.00

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    Love for Imperfect Things

    by Haemin Sunim

    Zen Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim wants us all to practice self-care and self-compassion, to love ourselves because of, not in spite of, our flaws. He argues that only then will we be able to love and care for those around us.
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    $16.00

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    Celebrations

    by Maya Angelou

    This beautiful collection of poetry is infused with Maya Angelou’s signature grace and hope on every page. Here she chronicles the everyday celebrations, both public and private, that make this life worth living; the birthdays, time with family and friends, memorials, rituals, and prayers. Each poem will deeply resonate with you. Here, each day is a cause for celebration.
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    $18.00

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    Dusk, Night, Dawn

    by Anne Lamott

    Anne Lamott’s Dusk, Night, Dawn, is a masterclass in resilience. How do we move forward when the outlook looks grim? Lamott says, we start by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity. Even in the darkest times, we can move toward the light of hope. An intimate, honest, funny, and powerful read.
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    $20.00

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    Devotions

    by Mary Oliver

    Mary Oliver has put together a collection of her best poems spanning the more than five decades of her literary career. Lovingly curated, you can open any page of this wonderful collection and find inspiration. Her love for the world around her radiates throughout and is infectious. You’ll want to take a walk through nature the second you’ve stopped reading.
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