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365 Thank Yous - The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life

John Kralik

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One recent December, at age 53, John Kralik found his life at a terrible, frightening low: his small law firm was failing; he was struggling through a painful second divorce; he had grown distant from his two older children and was afraid he might lose contact with his young daughter; he was living in a tiny apartment where he froze in the winter and baked in the summer; he was 40 pounds overweight; his girlfriend had just broken up with him; and overall, his dearest life dreams—including hopes of upholding idealistic legal principles and of becoming a judge—seemed to have slipped beyond his reach. Then, during a desperate walk in the hills on New Year's Day, John was struck by the belief that his life might become at least tolerable if, instead of focusing on what he didn't have, he could find some way to be grateful for what he had. Inspired by a beautiful, simple note his ex-girlfriend had sent to thank him for his Christmas gift, John imagined that he might find a way to feel grateful by writing thank-you notes. To keep himself going, he set himself a goal—come what may—of writing 365 thank-you notes in the coming year. One by one, day after day, he began to handwrite thank yous—for gifts or kindnesses he'd received from loved ones and coworkers, from past business associates and current foes, from college friends and doctors and store clerks and handymen and neighbors, and anyone, really, absolutely anyone, who'd done him a good turn, however large or small. Immediately after he'd sent his very first notes, significant and surprising benefits began to come John's way—from financial gain to true friendship, from weight loss to inner peace. While John wrote his notes, the economy collapsed, the bank across the street from his office failed, but thank-you note by thank-you note, John's whole life turned around. 365 Thank Yous is a rare memoir: its touching, immediately accessible message—and benefits—come to readers from the plainspoken storytelling of an ordinary man. Kralik sets a believable, doable examp

Language:

English

Length:

5h 19m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:40