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365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life
365 Thank Yous The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life
Author: John Kralik
One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two older children and was afraid he might lose contact with his young daughter; he was living in a tiny apartment where he froze in the winte...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781401324056
ISBN-10: 1401324053
Publication Date: 12/28/2010
Pages: 240
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3.8 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 23
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Kralik's notion of sending thank you notes for the people and things we're grateful for in our lives is an admirable one. Heartfelt and unexpected notes of thanks, expressions that take time and thoughtful consideration to create, are a treasure to the recipient, and I can understand how writing them could be uplifting to the sender as well. Related in his easy to read style, the descriptions of why he wrote the notes he sent, and what he wrote, are sometimes really inspiring. Other parts of this book, however, felt overwritten--hearing voices on the trail? tripping on the sidewalk only to look up and find religion?--as if the author was trying too hard to be motivational.
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When I first started the book, I felt a little disappointed. I put it down, picked up something else, then came back to it a few days later and read it in a day and a half. I really liked it. I think you have to be in the mood to read each and every book you pick up, on that given day.
The author's message is one that most of can relate to, everything starts going wrong and you eventually start looking for something you can do to make things feel better. I haven't written thank you notes in several years and am now inspired to start again. In this day and age of computers, people don't write notes like they used to, (me included!) and I think most people would be glad to see something in their mailbox besides bills! Thanks to the author for sharing his story!
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I found John Kralik's book to be a touching and important reminder in a time of quick emails, abbreviated text messages, and facebook posts that a thought-out note says just as much about the sender as the receiver. It also sends a message of sincerity that is lacking in all other forms. This story is a blueprint to understanding that the little things we do for each other are just as important as the big things. I got this book thinking it would be easy to sell on Amazon or swap on PBSwap again...but instead it's getting it's own place on my bookshelf.
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