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noun; grat·i·tude \ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\ Synonyms; thanks, thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness.

No doubt your Facebook and Instagram feed has been filling up with gratitude posts this month. It seems to be a common practice; Oprah made a big deal about writing in a gratitude journal years ago and you can find a multitude of gratitude blogs on the web. It seems that every November it comes around again, or at least that is when I notice it the most. But have you really thought about what it is to feel gratitude? Do you tend to see things as the “glass is half empty” or “half full.” What does gratitude mean to you?

If you’re looking to take a closer look at the practice of gratitude, whether writing in a journal or blogging, maybe even filling up your friends news feed, the Fauquier County Public Library has some great titles.

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy  by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life by John Kralik

Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons

10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children–and Ourselves–the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happier Lives by Goldie Hawn

Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents by Christine Carter

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

Help Yourself: Celebrating the Daily Rewards of Resilience and Gratitude by Dave Pelzer

As the season of giving is upon us, take a moment to be grateful.

Jody,  Adult Reference, Warrenton central library

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