Self-help Book Inspires Readers to Embrace Attitude of Gratitude
The book is a collection of 50 brief stories of gratitude, each with a few questions at the end to invite and encourage the reader to reflect on gratitude in their own life.
"While the stories of gratitude are mine, the readers' responses to the questions are the real value to this book," Carroll shares.
Inspired from an experience Carroll considers as "life changing," the book highlights how gratitude is a universal experience and how it has physical and emotional advantages. "The overall theme of this book is that we can improve our lives tremendously by focusing on the many ways we've been blessed, and by expressing our gratitude to others," Carroll adds.
Through the book, the author reminds readers to focus more intentionally on the many reasons to be grateful for their own lives; develop the ability to see life through the lens of gratitude; and, make a commitment to express their gratitude to others more consistently and conscientiously.
About the Author
Kevin Carroll is a native of San Francisco. He is a graduate of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, Santa Clara University (Bachelor of Arts in English/writing) and the University of San Francisco (Master of Arts in education/administration). Following a 40-year career in teaching and pastoral ministry, Carroll is now launching a new career as a writer. Currently living in San Jose, Carroll and his wife, Kathy, have three sons and two grandchildren. He is grateful for the positive influence of the writings of Paulo Coelho, Roland Merullo, Hal Urban, Don McPhail, Janice Kaplan, John Wooden, Jim Martin, S.J. and many other successful authors. Through his own writing, Carroll hopes to inspire others to embrace an attitude of gratitude in their own lives and to express their gratitude more consistently and conscientiously. Readers can follow him at http://www.kmcsjc.wixsite.com/gratitude.