Adult Books

Living a Grateful Life

By Ellen Michaud

Subject: Motivational
hardcover with jacket | 176 pages | 5 1/2 x 7
US$16.95 | CAN$18.95
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
ISBN: 9781606521922
Sometimes we just need to stop for a moment and absorb the quiet moments in the world around us—to take a deep breath and appreciate the things in life that make us thankful and bring us joy. Blessed is a call to do just that. In this heartfelt collection of her online columns from Diane, the flagship magazine of the Curves women's fitness center organization, author Ellen Michaud reminds us of the everyday blessings that surround us, but we all tend to overlook. Stories include:
  • The Teapot During a snowy winter storm, Ellen pulls her great-grandmother's worn silver teapot down from a shelf. As she polishes the teapot's tarnished surface, she contemplates its long journey over an ocean and through the generations, and her appreciation for the women who traveled with it grows.
  • The Courage to Change After a difficult childhood, the Ellen's 88-year-old aunt proves that it's never too late to open yourself to new experiences, take risks, and start over.
  • Summer in a Jar On a 200-acre farm known for its Jersey cows and prizewinning cheese, two women harvest a cornucopia of produce that looks like it came from the Garden of Eden. A visit brings the realiziation that though work seems unending, there is always time to greet a neighbor and nurture relationships.

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