Today, I bring you the book tour for my e-friend Shelley Hitz and her new book 21 Stories of Gratitude: The Power of Living Life With a Grateful Heart.
Gratitude and thankfulness can change one’s outlook on everything. It is one of my soapboxes. Giving God praise and thanks is immensely important.
Be sure to read through and find the free giveaway. Shelley is sharing with us today her #10 idea from the book.
Are you living life to the fullest? Or are you merely surviving from day to day?
One way to live life to the fullest is to live each day with a grateful heart. In this book, we share 21 stories of gratitude to give you encouragement and hope in your own journey. Gratitude is possible! Even though many times we cannot change our circumstances, we can change the way we see them. We can ask God to empower us to change our thoughts.
Our prayer for you is that you find encouragement within these pages. And we pray that you will ask God for His strength to renew your mind with His truth and the hope He offers each one of us every day. It is only through Christ renewing our minds that we can truly live each day with a grateful heart.
Romans 12:2 says, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (NKJV)
Idea #10: Do a Chore for a Neighbor
Thanksgiving season is soon approaching and this year. I encourage you to take the opportunity to celebrate gratitude. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, take a moment (or two) to celebrate gratitude.
Idea #10: Do a chore, provide a service, or run an errand for a neighbor. One idea this time of the year is to offer to rake leaves in your neighbor’s yard. If you can’t think of anything else, bake some cookies and deliver them in person to your closest neighbors.
See all 21 ways to celebrate gratitude this Thanksgiving at Shelley’s website Body and Soul Publishing.
Free Gratitude Resource:
On November 14, 15, and 16, 2012, you can download a FREE Kindle copy of the book, 21 Stories of Gratitude: The Power of Living Life With a Grateful Heart. Get your copy here.
Other Gratitude Resources:
21 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Take the 21 days of gratitude challenge to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. You can do this by yourself or as a family.
21 Prayers of Gratitude: Read a prayer of gratitude for 21 days to focus your heart on God and all He has given us.
About the Author:
Shelley Hitz has been writing and publishing books since 2008. She is also the author of the website, FindYourTrueBeauty.com, that reaches thousands of girls each month around the world. Her openness and vulnerability as she shares her own story of hope and healing will inspire and encourage you.
Shelley has been ministering to teens since 1998 alongside her husband, CJ. They currently travel and speak to teens and adults around the country. Shelley’s main passion is to share God’s truth and the freedom in Christ she has found with others. She does this through her books, websites and speaking engagements.