- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Books; Later Printing edition (December 28, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401324053
- ISBN-13: 978-1401324056
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 364 customer reviews
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365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life Hardcover – Deckle Edge, December 28, 2010
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John Kralik was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended the University of Michigan for college and law school. He practiced law for 30 years, and was a partner in the law firms of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Miller Tokuyama Kralik & Sur and Kralik & Jacobs. In 2009, he was appointed to be a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court. He lives in the Los Angeles area.
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He writes excellent notes. They are succinct, well-composed, and acknowledge qualities of the recipient.
So often we can see what has gone wrong today, but there has also been times that things have gone right today! Make note of those....this book has opened my path towards being in a state of gratitude like no other.
I also appreciated the connection to Team in Training !
What is gratitude? The dictionary's definition is the state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.
As I was discussing this with a friend, she asked if I had read365 Thank You's by John Kralik. I hadn't, so directly to Amazon I went.
The book is about a 53 year old lawyer, who one December found himself at just about the lowest point in his life. His small law firm, built with the hope of upholding idealistic legal principles, was failing; he was in the throes of a second divorce; distanced from his two older children; concerned about the possible loss of contact with his young daughter; living in a small apartment that was freezing in the winter and roasting in the summer; overweight and dealing asthma; his latest girlfriend having just broken off their relationship; knowing his dream of becoming a judge might remain just that; and wasn't certain what would the future would hold.
While hiking in the hills near his home on New Year's Day, he thought that he might perhaps make his life at least tolerable by focusing upon what he was grateful for rather than what he didn't have.
He had given a Christmas gift to his ex-girlfriend and received a simple, thoughtful thank you note from her. This brought back a memory of his grandfather who, upon receiving a thank you note for a silver dollar he had given him, would send another silver dollar.
John felt that he might find a way to feel grateful by writing thank you notes. His decision not to use a computer was fostered by his feeling that things that are written in cyberspace are easily deleted and forgotten. He wanted people to feel special and felt a hand written note would allow that to happen. John set a goal of writing 365 thank you notes for the coming year which actually turned into a project that was completed in 15 months.
Some thank you's were obvious, others less so. John wrote thank you notes for not only gifts, but the kindness he'd received from others; from family to co-workers and friends, to store clerks, doctors, neighbors and even the barista in his usual Starbucks.
Soon after sending out the first notes John noticed a shift in what was happening in his life. He regained a friendship, financial issues began to resolve, and his older sons began to communicate with him. In the end, John re-established relationships with his sons and old friends, ran a marathon, revived his law firm and actually became a judge.
John found something about which I feel very strongly, namely that showing gratitude and appreciation to others brings fulfillment to our own lives. After all, it's the Law of Attraction...what we give to others comes back to us ten-fold!
Hitting an all-time low on a Christmas day, the author - now a judge in California - turned his life around by writing a thank you note every day for the next 365 days. No act was too big, or too small, to warrant a thank you note. Feeling gratitude every day transformed his life.
One note: this is not a self-help book. It is one man's story. My guess is that it resonate with many people, pretty much anyone who hits a low point. The author's writing style is graceful and accessible without being didactic. The message is pure and not overhanded.