It’s November, and our minds turn to gratitude. We have some book suggestions to increase the spirit of gratefulness.

“The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom: This true story chronicles one women experience in a WWII concentration camp. In the book, the Ten Booms choose to be grateful for small blessings in spite of horrific circumstances.

“Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell: This book is primarily a story of how different people gained great success. The unusual circumstances that surrounded their successes reminds me to be grateful for the circumstances in my life that shaped and molded me into who I am.

“Loving My Actual Life – An Experiment in Relishing What’s Right in Front of Me” by Alexandra Kuykendall: The book chronicles a nine-month experiment in slowing down and enjoying her life. Each month she focuses on one area of her life, searching for ways to enjoy her current season. The experiments are practical and easy to replicate.

“Living a Charmed Life” by Victoria Moran is about finding joy in little things. Divided into fifty short chapter, the book gives suggestions on ways to relieve stress and enhance your quality of life.

“The Comparison Trap” by Sandra Stanley: It is easy to compare ourselves to friends. This 28-day devotional examines the ways that comparison steals joy and reminds us to be grateful for our own strengths instead of comparing ourselves to others.

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