Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gratitude Project #4--Books about Gratitude

I always love to read Christmas stories in December. Why not read books about gratitude in November? Here are a few books that help me feel thankful:

Picture Books:

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig: This is a cute story by the author of Shrek.

Material World: A Global Family Portrait by Charles C. Mann and Paul Kennedy: This book contains photos of people from different countries who are standing in front of their homes with all their possessions. The differences are a good reminder for me of how rich I am compared to most people in the world.

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. I love all books by Patricia Polacco. This one is about a teacher who made a difference for a young girl with dyslexia.

The Firefighter's Thanksgiving by Maribeth Boelts. This book is about some hard-working firefighters and how some kind citizens thanked them for their dedication.

Longer Fiction:
It's Only a Mountain: Dick and Rick Hoyt, Men of Iron by Sam Nall
(or watch videos about Team Hoyt on YouTube.com)--Dick Hoyt is famous for running the Boston Marathon while pushing his son, Rick, in a wheelchair. This is their story.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This is one of my favorite classics. It's a great reminder of how we should all be grateful for our blessings.

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. This is a story of a Christian family in Holland who went to the German concentration camps for hiding Jews. Despite her unimaginable trials, Corrie fought to hold onto gratitude and forgiveness.


Do you have any books about gratitude or Thanksgiving to recommend?

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