Gratitude is beneficial in the pursuit of happiness, especially in the spiritual world. Science is catching up and so is the public. Books are coming out left and right and they’re all showcasing the great things gratitude does for our sense of purpose, fulfillment and wellbeing. If you’re looking for a 30-day plan, a memoir, or the latest research about how human emotions can be uplifted, there’s a gratitude book out there for you. Here are some of the best gratitude books to get you started!
It's always good to be reminded of the things we are grateful for. Chose one of these amazing reads to brighten your day!
Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Nancy Leigh DeMoss discusses her Christian faith and what it means to her to live with a spirit of thankfulness. Even though it can be difficult, throughout the 9 chapters, Choosing Gratitude covers how joy can help us explore more in a religious context.
Gratitude Works! by Robert A. Emmons
A good place to start cultivating a grateful mindset is by reading Gratitude Works. Paired with philosophical, spiritual, religious, and scientific findings there are plenty of reasons to express gratitude. The book also has heaps of tips for actionable steps to become grateful in your life.
The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga), is a Danish concept that is similar to a sense of well-being, community, and coziness. Author Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen introduces us to how we can incorporate Hygge into our own lives.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Brene Brown outlines “ten guideposts” in her book, The Gifts of Imperfection. The book inspires readers to live an authentic and wholehearted life. Gratitude, compassion, and acceptance can flow freely.
Living Life as a Thank You by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons
Authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons believe that you can find a gift in whatever you’re given, even if it's bad. In Living Life as a Thank You, the book provides a plan for those who are seeking a little more Thanks in their lives.
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts takes readers on a personal journey of transformation that involves the author’s lifestyle change; writing down specific things she is thankful for. These “gifts” are ways for her to show gratitude and the impact they have on not just her life, but other’s lives, as well.
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B is all about showing resilience through obstacles. The resilience-building process involves adopting gratitude as a cornerstone. In an interview with The Atlantic, Sandberg mentions that people can be hopeful and escape negative emotions. They can say “I’m stronger. I lived through that, I can live through anything. I’m more grateful.”