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The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life

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The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life

On New Year’s Eve, journalist and former Parade Editor-in-Chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next months will have less to do with the events that occur than her own attitude and perspective. Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life, including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, health and fitness.

Click here to see the 100 winners selected to read and take the survey about the book.

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
by Janice Kaplan


Amber from Naperville, IL
Angie from Yuma, AZ
Ann from West Henrietta, NY
Ann from Lancaster, PA
Anne from Groton, CT
Anne from Williamsport, PA
Anne from Wheaton, IL
Annette from Peoria, AZ
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Caitlyn from Eugene, OR
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Carol from Daytona Beach Shores, FL
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Charleen from Salt Lake City, UT
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