Gratitude Is

The Poem & Book Collection
This is the poem that started it all. 

I wrote this poem to capture the magical and empowering potential of implementing the simple metaphysical tool of being grateful. My Gratitude Is series includes a color gift book to vibrant flowers, a journal, a coloring book, and a kids’ book introducing Gift, Gilbert, and Gail, the Grateful Giraffes, and more.

In 2006, I started playing the Gratitude Game daily with my dear friend JJ Flizanes. We wanted to support each other, and playing also provided a delightful way to stay connected during my travels. We left phone messages each day, declaring what we were grateful for. I would state things like “I appreciate the sun is shining! I appreciate I love my magical life! I appreciate I get to see my stepsons today…” on and on.

This simple ritual magically transformed my life. In a short time, it reprogrammed my brain to look at only the positive in all situations. When I didn’t feel right, I appreciated the relaxation opportunity being under the weather created. When something went wrong, I appreciated the solution, specially when I didn’t know what it could be—making gratitude a habit in this way made me a better person and problem solver by setting me on a grateful solution-oriented path, no matter what. It also made me much more fun to be around. My default state became a steady flow of thankfulness. Today, I have to be careful not to start voicemails with, “I appreciate…” and remember that I don’t have to play with every call I make. Gratitude can do this and much more for you.

I help my students and clients access Lighthearted Living and their glory through wonder, wellness, and wisdom in my courses and private practice. Gratitude is a unique superpower tool that is all three: wonder, wellness, and wisdom. Therefore, gratitude is one of my favorite supporters of glorious living because it is also the pathway to achieving it and all you desire in life.

This poem is available in these book versions:

Gift Book

Gratitude Is: A Lighthearted Empowerment Poem
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Poem Only Book

Gratitude Is: The Poem & Lighthearted Empowerment keys to Feeling Grateful
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Children's Book

The Grateful Giraffes: What is Gratitude?
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Coloring Book

Gratitude Is: Poem & Coloring Book
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In Spanish

La Gratitud Es: Un Poema de Empoderamiento
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Gift Book

Gratitude Is: A Lighthearted Empowerment Poem

Gratitude is powerful. When played with and shared, it can create magic for you, your friends, colleagues, and loved ones. Discover the keys to gratitude with the playfully empowering poem Gratitude Is set to vivid photographs of beautifully enchanting flowers.

The perfect way to say “thank you” and pay it forward with lighthearted inspiration.

This gift book is for all. It is inclusive, unisex, nonracial, not geographically specific, and nondenominational.

Features & Specs

A commemorative keepsake, coffee-table, hardcover gift book of one poem illustrated in nourishing bite-sized thoughts and presented in its entirety. There’s space on the first page for an optional personalized message that you can fill out for the recipient.

  • 76 pages
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-5043-9146-7
    Size 7” x 7” x 0.25” (18.4 x 18.4 x 0.63 cm)
    Weight 0.5 lb
  • Available in ebook ISBN 978-1-5043-6426-3
  • Balboa Press Publisher

Can you name these flowers?

Take the Flower Quiz to find out if you identify the flowers presented in the gift book.

Free Download

Top 10 Gratitude List form

Book & Flowers

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A short animation of the poem, Gratitude Is.
It’s 2 minutes and you get to hear my voice. Enjoy!

Poem Only Book

Gratitude Is: The Poem & Lighthearted Empowerment keys to Feeling Grateful

Discover the keys to gratitude with the playfully empowering poem Gratitude Is.

Gratitude supports wonder, wellness, and wisdom because it paves the pathway for glorious living, and all you desire in life.

Features & Specs

One poem in nourishing bite-sized thoughts so the words may be savored without distraction and presented in its entirety.

  • 58 page
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-7361801-2-9
    Size 5” x  8” x 0.139” (20.3 x 1.27 x 3.53 cm)
    Weight 0.34 lb
  • Available in ebook ISBN 978-1-7361801-3-6
  • Gratitude Is Series
  • Spark Social Press Publisher

Children’s Book

The Grateful Giraffes: What is Gratitude?

A Treat for All Ages! Discover the keys to gratitude with the Grateful Giraffes: Gift, Gail & Gilbert as they bring to life the lighthearted and empowering poem, Gratitude Is.

Read along with children to explore the big words, and how to make gratefulness a healthy daily habit.

This kids’ book is for all. It is inclusive, unisex, nonracial, not geographically specific, and nondenominational.

Features & Specs

A commemorative keepsake, coffee-table, hardcover gift book of one poem illustrated in nourishing bite-sized thoughts and presented in its entirety. There’s space on the first page for an optional personalized message that you can fill out for the recipient.

  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-954489-04-2
    Size 8.5” x 8.5” x 0.25” (18.4 x 18.4 x 0.63 cm)
    Weight 0.6 lb
  • Available in ebook ISBN 978-1-954489-03-5
  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-954489-02-8 

  • Spark Social Press Publisher

Coloring Book

Gratitude Is: Poem & Coloring Book

A coloring book for all ages featuring flowers, appreciation words, and grateful lists based on the lighthearted and empowering poem, “Gratitude Is.”

Features & Specs

Enjoy 15 single-sided illustrations. Thick paper to handle your coloring instruments of choice. Cut out to hang or frame.

  • 10 Flowers
  • 2 Appreciation Word Art
  • 2 Grateful List Forms
  • 1 Full Poem Page with Flowers

 

  • 38 pages
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-7361801-8-1
    Size 8.5” x 11” x 0.103” (18.4 x 21.6 x 0.26 cm)
    Weight 0.341 lb
  • Available in ebook ISBN 978-1-7361801-9-8
  • Gratitude Is Series
  • Spark Social Press Publisher

In Spanish Gift Book | Libro de Regalo

La Gratitud Es: Un Poema de Empoderamiento 

La gratitud es poderosa y puede crear magia para ti, tus amigos, colegas y seres queridos. Descubra las claves de la gratitud con el poema lúdico “La gratitud es”, acompañado de vívidas fotografías de flores bellamente encantadoras.

El libro consta de un poema, encantadoramente ilustrado en nutridos pensamientos individuales y presentado en su totalidad. Hay espacio en la primera página para un mensaje personalizado. Este libro de regalos es inclusivo, unisex e incondicional.

Features & Specs

Un libro de regalo conmemorativo, de mesa y de tapa dura, con un poema ilustrado con sentidos pensamientos individuales y presentado en su totalidad. Hay espacio en la primera página para un mensaje personalizado opcional que puede rellenar para el destinatario.

  • 24 páginas
  • Tapa dura ISBN 978-9554489-26-4
    Tamaño 8″ x 8″ x 0,25″ (18,4 x 18,4 x 0,63 cm)
    Peso 0,5 libras
  • Disponible en ebook ISBN 978-9554489-28-8
  • Tapa blanda 6.5″ x 6.5″ (16.5 x 16.5 cm) ISBN 978-9554489-27-1
  • Colección de Poesía I serie
    Numero 6 
  • Spark Social Press Publisher
La Gratitud Es

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