Children Who Dance in the Rain by Susan Justice
Sophie has many comforts in life, yet finds herself unappreciative of these blessings. She grumbles about school and healthy foods. When her parents take her to India to visit Grandmother, Sophie meets Nanaki, a girl with no parents, no food and no money. Despite these obstacles, Nanaki remains joyful which forces Sophie to reevaluate her world. Vibrant illustrations give visual contrast between the girls. A beautiful read, beautiful message, and beautiful time spent with a child on your lap.
$18.99 on Amazon.com
Wish by Barbara O’Connor
There are ways to wish, says Charlie, the feisty, troubled main character. A butterfly landing on you and crossing the state line while clapping three times. While navigating new surroundings after an unstable environment, Charlie discovers what she thought she wanted may not be the best thing. And there might be moments of gratitude in a trying time, like befriending a stray that captures her heart. A touching story appealing to animal lovers and portraying the true meaning of family and the thankfulness it instills.
$4.89 on Bookshop.org
Everything is Better Than You Think: How Gratitude Can Transform Your Life by Will Johns
How intentional are you about exercising gratitude each day? Imagine you could put on a magical pair of glasses with “lenses of gratitude.” What you see would not change, but how you see it would be a radical difference. Johns shares benefits and practical habits that can lead you to identifying more joy all around. Gratitude can lead to thoughts of positivity, better decision making and an overall healthier you. Pair this with a gratitude journal for a personal connection on your journey.
$9.99 on Amazon.com