Tuesday, April 19, 2011

365 Thank Yous: The Year A Simple Act Of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life Book Review




365 Thank Yous: The Year A Simple Act Of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life
By John Kralik

John Kralik opens his life to us in this surprisingly honest and heartfelt story. In 2007 John, an attorney, finds himself being a very unhappy person. He is constantly broke, despite having his own law practice and firm. He is in the middle of his second divorce, not at all close to his grown sons, being sued, overweight, unhealthy, and just plain miserable. The two lights of his life are his sweet and lovely seven year old daughter, and the girlfriend he adores. Unfortunatley, his girlfriend has just dumped him. Could his life get any worse? Hiking through the mountains on New Years Day, John broods about everything, including the fact that he is really alone. Out of nowhere, he hears a voice, warning him that unless he is grateful for the things he has, he will never receive the things he wants. This is what leads John into his writing of 365 thank you notes. He writes notes to everyone. His family, his friends, his clients, his hair dresser, even his local barista at Starbucks. At the heart of each note is a simple thank you. Gradually, the changes begin in Johns' life. Many of the problems he has either go away or are lessened. He reconnects with his sons, dear old friends become a part of his life again, the lawsuit against him is thrown out. Even his financial situation greatly improves. He comes to understand that he is a man with a blessed life.

I enjoyed this book very much. I felt a lot of compassion for the author and was rooting for him to change his life around. The story moves along at a nice pace, keeping you interested. After reading this book one might be inspired to start writing some thank you notes of their own. Saying thank you is such a simple thing to do. But as this book clearly shows us, it could change your life.

If you would like to purchase a copy of this book you can find it at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. The book is also available in eBook format.


**I was not paid or compensated for this post. The opinions in this post are 100% mine and may vary from other opinions. I was provided the book mentioned in this review for free by the publisher.
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