Life-Change Alert: 365 Thank Yous

As I noted a while back, I don’t often do book reviews. Mostly because I’m not very good at it, and I respect those who can write them well.

But once again, I have to dive in to make sure readers of The Crane Insider pick up a book that could change your life.

365 Thank Yous is written by John Kralik, now a Superior Court judge in Southern California. But before he could attain this life ambition, Kralik was in the depths of despair with a host of personal and professional issues that seemed insurmountable.

But during a desperate walk in the hills on New Year’s Day, he was struck by the belief that his life might become at least tolerable if, instead of focusing on what he didn’t have, he could find some way to be grateful for what he had.

Inspired by a beautiful, simple note his ex-girlfriend had sent to thank him for his Christmas gift, Kralik imagined that he might find a way to feel grateful by writing thank-you notes. To keep himself going, he set himself a goal–come what may–of writing 365 thank-you notes in the coming year.

I have written numerous times about the many benefits of writing thank-you notes, but now you don’t have to take my word for it; this is a real-life story about how expressing thanks on paper can change a life.

I recommend seeing Kralik’s interview here on ABC News.

And here’s a good place to get some thank-you notes to start changing your life. You can find a Crane stationery near you here.

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