7 Well-Known Books Of Gratitude…

7 Well-Known Books Of Gratitude

Gratitude is being served this November as the United States celebrates Thanksgiving. This national holiday’s roots arose as the Pilgrims harvested, chopped, and cooked colorful vegetables to honor the bounty of the harvest.

Modern-day Americans continue this tradition on the third Thursday of November. Gratitude will be shared for significant blessings of good health, loving family and friends, and fulfilling employment. Laughter and fist bumps will prevail in gratitude for winning football seasons, exciting television finales, and other simple joys.

After the dishes are put away, family and friends are long gone, the quietness begs to be filled with a good book. Any reader, young or old, feels gratitude for the nourishment of words on a page whether it’s a colorful children’s picture book or a best seller. Each of these titles leads to a place of reflection of which one can find gratitude. Cozy up and open to the gratitude that awaits –

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck takes the reader on a rags to riches epic journey exemplifying the old adage of be careful what you wish for. Fulfilled dreams of wealth can leave one wondering if oodles of money fulfills at all.

May you find gratitude in simple pleasures.

Marie-Louise Gay created the adventurous Stella. Stella Star of the Sea, a beautiful and imaginative book, shows the joy and wonder of a child emersed in nature.

Here is Stella explaining nature to Sam, her younger and nervous brother –

“Where do starfish come from?” asked Sam.

“From the sky,” answered Stella. “Starfish are shooting stars that fell in love with the sea.”

“Weren’t the stars afraid of drowning?” asked Sam.

“No,” said Stella. “They all learned how to swim.”

May you feel gratitude while witnessing the magic of nature through a child’s eyes.

“They seemed to be staring at the dark, but Their Eyes Were Watching God.”

Their Eyes Were Watching God is a masterpiece written by Zora Neale Hurston.

This story was written from the deepest part of her soul. A place that most humans never experience or even knows exists. The writing is so luscious it begs to be copied into notebooks; reading it with your eyes isn’t enough. Sacred and knowing wisdom such as, “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” fills the chapters.

May you feel gratitude in the presence of a masterpiece.

The Forest Feast Cookbook by Erin Gleeson.

Beautiful pics. Easy, healthy, and fun recipes nourish the body, mind, and soul. ‘Nuf said

May you feel gratitude as nourishment.

Roald Dahl’s, The BFG shares truth. The BFG says, “They is shootling guns and going up in aerioplanes to drop their bombs on each other’s heads every week. Human beans is always killing other human beans.” This children’s book reveals the insanity of humans using war as a tool toward peace. It’s magical, child-like, and wise.

May you feel gratitude as wisdom arrives from unlikely sources.

Anita Diamant’s, The Red Tent. Anita describes Ancient Egypt so the reader can see it, feel it, and taste it! This story gives a feminine perspective of biblical times.

May you feel gratitude while “living” in ancient times.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. The title alone is Thanksgiving’s essence.

This story mainstreamed the spiritual quest and moves far beyond discovering our personality. Gilbert’s journey teaches us how to gain access to our buried treasures to deeply know and express our spirit.

The key to unlock your buried treasure: “If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting and set out on a truth seeking journey either internally or externally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared most of all to face and forgive some of the most difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.”

May you feel gratitude while eating, praying, and loving.

Happy Thanks giving!


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