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3.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 53.46 out of 5 3.46 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nina Lesowitz, Mary Beth Sammons Narrator: Susan Boyce Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781482974492
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Living as if each day is a thank you can help transform fear into courage, anger into forgiveness, and isolation into belonging. Authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons present a simple yet comprehensive approach for incorporating gratitude into one’s life and reaping its many benefits. The book is divided into ten chapters, including Ways to Stay Thankful in Difficult Times, Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice, and Putting Gratitude into Action. Each chapter includes stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed by thankfulness, motivational quotes and blessings, and suggested gratitude practices. Whatever is given—even a challenging moment—is a gift. With this audiobook, you will be able to feel more connected to the flow of life and less alone in your struggles and fears. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Twenty years ago, we gathered friends together to write about, talk about, and do Random Acts of Kindness, and from this small group a kindness movement was born that circled the globe. With Living Life as a Thank You, Nina and Mary Beth have tapped into something just as deep and powerful that can truly transform people’s lives—our deep and abiding need to feel and live from a place of gratitude.”

    Will Glennon, founder, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundatin, and author of Practice Random Acts of Kindness

  • “This book will put a smile on your face and a lift in your step, and give you plenty of reminders that saying ‘thanks’ costs nothing, but delivers a lot!”

    Jan Yanehiro, Emmy-winning broadcaster and author of This Is Not the Life I Ordered

  • “Thank you, thank you, thank you for Living Life as a Thank You. I am grateful for the inspiring stories, the simple, clear exercises with profound results, and the empowering reminder that an attitude of gratitude boosts self-esteem, well-being, and appreciation for the precious gifts that fill our days. This is a must-read for everyone who desires peace and happiness.”

    Susyn Reeve, author of Choose Peace & Happiness

  • “In our day and age, the daily practice of gratitude and acceptance is arguably the most important spiritual routine we should all embrace. Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons found an entertaining and wonderful way to make it easy for us to live life as one big thank you!”

    Gahl Eden Sasson, author of A Wish Can Change Your Life

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 11/19/2013

    " November 2010 Jacqui "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Geno | 11/17/2013

    " very good to pick up and read a bit at a time on days when I'm feeling stressed. Everyone should read this book and take in to consideration some of its practices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 11/9/2013

    " Part of my new year's resolutions . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqui | 11/2/2013

    " My book club choice in November. Great ideas, pretty boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 10/30/2013

    " Lovely book with lots of reminders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 10/12/2013

    " My review is simple. This books puts life into perspective and impresses on the reader the need for more gratitude in society. It makes you realize how fortunate we are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/1/2013

    " Some practical tips, and good quotes, on living a life of gratitude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 7/5/2013

    " Currently enjoying this easy to read book about gratitude and making it a part of my daily life.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mare Grohowski | 1/31/2013

    " Great lessons on how to incorporate gratitude and thanksgiving into one's daily life. Many gems of information worth remembering. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 10/13/2012

    " i thought this book would have more actual ideas on how to help one develop an attitude of gratitude but it was mostly just full of stories of how people came to appreciate something or someone in their lives. it was positive and uplifting but wasn't what i was looking for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 8/31/2012

    " Very short inspiring stories to help remind you to count your blessings and be thankful every day. It was hard to stop reading, but I think best read a chapter a day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liane | 3/16/2012

    " Like living on an island ..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita Dix-McLaughlin | 2/24/2012

    " Good book, reminding us all to be thankful for what we have. There is an old expression that says "Thank you makes room for more." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 12/3/2011

    " Gratitude has tremendous power and grace in our lives. It is something I want to remember to express. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Kreitner | 11/15/2011

    " Little snippits of inspiring stories from the lives of people who are choosing to be grateful inspite of..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 7/28/2011

    " While I like the concept of this book, it took me about six months to get 2/3s of the way through it. I finally gave up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 7/25/2011

    " Scores of vignettes telling of the turning point in the narrators lives that nudged them to a point of profound and lasting gratitude. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celia Feret | 4/20/2011

    " So enjoyed! Very uplifting :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/16/2011

    " very good to pick up and read a bit at a time on days when I'm feeling stressed. Everyone should read this book and take in to consideration some of its practices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 4/13/2011

    " Little snippits of inspiring stories from the lives of people who are choosing to be grateful inspite of..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqui | 1/8/2011

    " My book club choice in November. Great ideas, pretty boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/5/2011

    " Part of my new year's resolutions . . . "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 11/9/2010

    " i thought this book would have more actual ideas on how to help one develop an attitude of gratitude but it was mostly just full of stories of how people came to appreciate something or someone in their lives. it was positive and uplifting but wasn't what i was looking for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mare | 5/26/2010

    " Great lessons on how to incorporate gratitude and thanksgiving into one's daily life. Many gems of information worth remembering. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 1/14/2010

    " Scores of vignettes telling of the turning point in the narrators lives that nudged them to a point of profound and lasting gratitude. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 11/20/2009

    " Lovely book with lots of reminders. "

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About the Author
Author Nina Lesowitz

Nina Lesowitz is a gratitude practitioner and volunteer for literacy organizations. She also runs Spinergy Group, a public relations firm that represents authors and corporate clients, as well as nonprofits. The recipient of numerous awards and tributes, including a national award for excellence in media relations, Lesowitz is also the coauthor of the bestselling The Party Girl Cookbook. She lives in Oakland

About the Narrator

Susan Boyce is an audiobook narrator and an actor who has worked onstage at Trinity Repertory Theater, Worcester Foothills Theater, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and every major ragtime and traditional jazz festival in the United States.