The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time (Hardcover)
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A lovely and important book. Read this. You will thank me (perhaps in a letter)!— Kathleen
Gratitude and happiness go hand-in-hand -- and The Thank-You Project provides an easy-to-follow approach for creating more of both.
Who helped you become the person you are today? As Nancy Davis Kho approached a milestone birthday, she decided to answer that question by sending thank-you letters to the many people who had influenced her, helped her, and inspired her over the years: family, friends, mentors, teachers, co-workers, even a couple of former friends and exes. While her recipients always seemed genuinely pleased to read the letters, what Nancy never expected was the profound and positive effect the process would have on her. As it turns out, emerging research proves that actively appreciating the formative people in your life, past and present, can lead to a lasting increase in your happiness levels--and The Thank-you Project offers a charming, entertaining roadmap to see, say and savor your way there.
About the Author
Nancy Davis Kho is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, US Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Toast. She covers the years between being hip and breaking one on her award-winning Midlife Mixtape blog, and on the companion Midlife Mixtape Podcast. She and her family live in Oakland, CA. Visit her at daviskho.com
“An excellent reminder to regularly reflect on those who have helped you throughout your life.”—USA Today’s YES Magazine
"I love The Thank-You Project and it's inspiring me to be more grateful in my life, which is a very good thing."
—Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy and Let's Pretend This Never Happened
"After reading Nancy's delightful book, I have added the Thank-You Project to my list of life goals. She has managed to create an inspirational, yet refreshingly unsentimental treatise on gratitude . . . You'll notice and savor more examples of goodness in your life and feel authentically happier."—Kelsey Crowe, co-author of There Is No Good Card For This: What to Do and Say When Life is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to the People You Love
"This warm-hearted, joyful book brims with practical experience and good stories . . . it reminds us all of the miracle that is gratitude."
—Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50
"Nancy, thank you for sharing your wit, wisdom, and generous heart. You have left the world a more thankful place. I'm sure many will benefit from your gratitude."
—Bruce Feiler, author of The Secrets of Happy Families and The Council of Dads
"Gives readers the tools, the motivation, and the direction to write gratitude letters -- and entertains them in the process."
—Christine Carter, PhD, sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, and author of Raising Happiness
"A fun approach to showing others how much they mean to you."—Kirkus Reviews
"Sweet and wise, this hopeful book will inspire readers to honor those who have made a difference in their lives."—Publishers Weekly