Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude by Michele Wahlder
(For review from Pump Up Your Book Promotions - Blog Tour dates March 1-26)
Gratitude, it's something we hear a lot about around Thanksgiving and other times when we are reminded of the important people and things in our lives. But what about in our everyday lives? What are we grateful for? In a world filled with so many negative aspects, how do we remain positive and live happy and fulfilled lives? Gratitude is a choice!
Michele Wahlder, has come up with an ingenious 26 step plan, based on the alphabet we all learned in grade school. Sometimes seeing things from a different perspective can help us understand what life can be! Want to have more joy and happiness in your life? Be grateful... Count your blessing! What are you thankful for?
This is a very inspiring book. Michele Wahlder uses her experience as a life coach, counselor and psychotherapist to show readers a way to change their thought process, to see the positive things in life and not dwell on all the negativity that surrounds us every day.
This is book is absolutely gorgeous! The quotes and illustrations are inspiring just in themselves but each letter in the 'gratitude alphabet' is also accompanied by a prayer and a discussion where readers will gain insight on how to apply the knowledge of gratitude to their lives.
I am a gratitude enthusiast. I keep a gratitude journal in which I write down every day the things I am grateful for. I believe readers will take the information they are learning from Michele's book and derive their own gratitude alphabet on a daily basis. This will help them focus their thoughts and energy on the positive things that we tend to overlook.
I recommend this book to my readers. It is not only beautiful but it will help you learn how to find joy and happiness today!
I give this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!
Here is some more information about the author, Michele Wahlder.
Michele Wahlder is a certified life coach, career counselor, licensed psychotherapist, motivational speaker and gratitude enthusiast. She is the founder of Life Possibilities, LLC, a company that guides people to become the highest vision they hold for themselves in their lives, careers and relationships through the vehicles of coaching, seminars and books. She holds an MS in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University and a BA in Communications from Tulane University. Wahlder has worked with numerous organizations, including Match.com, The Nielsen Company, Lucent Technologies and Girls, Inc., to improve individual performance and organizational effectiveness. Honored as the Global Spokesperson for Bayer’s Global MS Campaign, Wahlder is a dynamic media guest who has appeared in numerous print, radio, and television outlets including WFAA-TV’s Good Morning Texas, KDAF-TV’s The 33 News, CBS and CNN Radio. She has served as a contributing expert for publications such as Fitness magazine, Dallas Morning News, Texas Jewish Post, andDallas Child. Wahlder lives in Dallas, Texas, with her fiancé Michael, “bonus daughter” Zoe and Portuguese water dog Moses.