Salutations this Sacred Sunday. Our Gem this evening goes hand in hand with our current season. Amber in color as the colors in Autumn, it shines with a quiet brilliance and is often over looked in the rush of the season. This Gem is the Power of Thanksgiving by Gem Maker Joyce Addo-Atuah.
Her book is not only about giving thanks and being thankful. It is about what having these things as a constant attitude can do for us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. No, this book does not promise a solid gold Cadillac will suddenly appear in your drive way, job offers making millions will come your way or that your children will straighten up and fly right. What this book does tell you are biblical principals and scientific evidence that show what happens when One begins to be grateful for what One has.
Dr. Addo-Atuah has a very common sense approach. By not wallowing in a constant state of the next thing, what I haven’t got, what do I achieve next and so on, and instead, looking around at what I do have, what I have achieved so far, etc. and being grateful for it, we change who we are and how we approach the rest of our lives.
When a bad situation comes our way, let us immediately take stock and be thankful for what we do have. Are our children healthy? Does the car still run? Is there a roof over our head and food in the pantry? Be thankful for these things, this will de-stress us, calm us and allow us to think more clearly. When we show other’s gratitude and thankfulness we show them that there is another way to function in life, other than being stressed out, anxiety ridden and depressed. Does having an attitude of thanksgiving mean we will never be any of those things? No, but it reduces the likelihood we will live there.
And that attitude spreads. If we are more positive, chances are others around us, even if only while in our presence, may be more positive as well. This may very well turn the tide for us. Employers and other powerful people are like anyone else, they like being around people who are positive, who can see the good side of an issue and who also want people who do not seem constantly stressed like they are. So if, because you are positive, you find more opportunities coming your way, this may be why.
There is also a section on why it is important to teach your children this from a young age. It makes a huge difference in their own attitude and opportunities. Not only in school, but in making friends, socializing outside of school and other opportunities. If you or someone you know is struggling with these attitudes, get them this book. If it available now on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/POWER-THANKSGIVING-Contentment-Fulfillment-Well-Being/dp/0960007512/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
It’s even free for a limited time on Kindle Unlimited. Until tomorrow I remain, your humble Book Dragon, Drakon T. Longwitten
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.