Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass
Are we as aware of gratitude as our ancestors were? That’s doubtful because….”Society is awash with a loneliness epidemic.” Gratitude is about relationships, not about repaying debts. The book surprised me. I thought, ‘…another book on being grateful–it’ll likely be redundant.’ It’s not! This book is an invitation to become aware of gratitude in new ways.
“What is gratitude: an emotion, an ethical way of life, an awareness, a disposition, a set of habits, and the place we find out truest and best selves.” Therefore, like love, gratitude multiples thru giving and receiving. This is a wonderful book, one I’ve added to my own library! There IS a transformative power in giving thanks. Most highly recommended. Reviewed by Merry Van Deusen