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Mar 19

Gratitude as a Way of Life

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM by Sage Tebeest

Choosing GratitudeIn his latest book, “Choosing Gratitude: Learning to Love the Life You Have” Des Moines author Jim Autry explores gratitude in the context of modern life.He delves into the stresses and strains of day-to-day actions and reactions to remind us that gratitude is always a choice.

In a series of essays Autry explores love, health, family, politics, travel, friends, spirituality, loss, and grief.In each essay he illustrates how gratitude can be a way of living through the deliberate cultivation of a spirit of thankfulness in times both good and bad.

Autry contends that by consciously choosing gratitude, life opens up.We may not be able to change the world and all its problems, but we can change our response to these problems.By filling our lives with multiple moments of gratitude, we will truly love the life we have.

I found this book quite uplifting, and full of food for thought.You can find it at the Waukee Public Library.

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