My Heart Fills With Happiness

My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Julie Flett
(Baby – 2 years)

The sun on your face. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes, illustrated by Doris Barrette (2 – 4 years)

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks—the question is, where to begin? From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what’s most important is being able to share them with family.


Gratitude by Oliver Sacks

No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. “My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” —Oliver Sacks

The Thankful Book

The Thankful Book
by Todd Parr (2 – 4 years)

The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for. From everyday activities like reading and bathtime to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child, readers are inspired to cherish life’s special moments. The perfect book to treasure and share, around the holidays and throughout the year.

Those Shoes

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Jones (3- 8 years)

Jeremy wants a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seem to be wearing. Grandma says they don’t have room for “want,” just “need.” When his old shoes fall apart, he wants those shoes more than ever, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has—warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend—are worth more than the things he wants.

Choosing Gratitude

Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Gratitude is a choice. If we fail to chose it, by default we choose ingratitude. Once allowed into the heart, ingratitude brings with it other seedy companions that only succeed in stealing joy.

The Power Of Gratitude

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