Aired Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 8:00 PM ET
M. J. Ryan - Attitudes of Gratitude
When we take time to stop and reflect, how do we measure our lives? Do we look at the balance between perceived successes and failures in material gain, careers and relationships? Do we take inventory of that which we think makes us happy and that which makes us sad? Is there satisfaction in either way of taking stock, and is there a deeper, more profound practice to open our hearts and find core happiness?
My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, M. J. Ryan, says there is and it comes in the practice of gratitude. M. J. is one of the creators of The New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness and the author of The Happiness Makeover, How to Survive Change You Didn’t Ask For, and The Power of Patience among other titles. Altogether, there are 1-3/4 million copies of her books in print. She is a contributing editor to Health.com and Good Housekeeping and has appeared on the Today show, CNN, and hundreds of radio programs. She joins me this week to share her just released new edition of Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Every Day of Your Life.