Tis the season for gratitude! As Thanksgiving draws near, focus shifts to what we are thankful for. For me the list is long, with family, friends, our book community, and knock on wood, no broken bones this year, making my top five!
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting an amazing woman who fully embraces the power of gratitude. Our first coffee could easily have turned into a three hour pow wow, that is how wonderful our engaging hour was. Amy Collette introduced me to her book, The Gratitude Connection, that teaches how gratitude, practiced 365 days a year, can transform our lives.
I went home and read the book cover to cover, and loved her message so much I wanted to share it with you. Amy Collette’s mission is to help raise the positive vibration of the planet! She is a book coach, best-selling author, and award-winning speaker. Her upbeat book, The Gratitude Connection, features inspirational stories and practical exercises to retrain your brain for happiness and success.
Always a spiritual seeker and self-help junkie, she finally settled on gratitude as her spiritual practice of choice. When she’s not writing, Amy speaks to groups, teaches writing courses, coaches authors, and enjoys life in Colorado with her husband, Tom. She loves to work with people who are making a positive impact on the world. Favorite clients include socially conscious entrepreneurs, thought leaders and speakers. Publishing their stories helps raise the vibration of the planet, one reader at a time.
Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.
~ Amy Collette
Excerpt from the book:
LIVING THE GRATEFUL LIFE
Your gratitude practice is just that: a practice, a habit. It’s not
something you have to sit down and do for 20 minutes a day, it
is an easy practice that sneaks into all the nooks and crannies
of your life. I didn’t know this when I started, but practicing
gratitude makes you happy. Gratitude is a high-energy emotion,
and once you start feeling it, it seeps into everything, like air.
Pretty soon, it becomes a lifestyle and changes you in subtle
ways. Like you’ll smile at someone you think is judgmental.
You might wake up in a good mood instead of dreading the
morning. You might shake off the anger about your commute
and look forward to your evening with the family.
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and gratitude filled holiday season!