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More About This Title Gratitude


Using family or community stories to affirm children, parents, co-workers, etc.


"The importance of gratitude for our mental and emotional well-being has been emphasized by science for decades now. But no research study can match the power of a memorable story. Froyen's moving personal stories do more than illuminate the mind, they touch the heart – gratitude's necessary home."
--George Simon, Ph.D. Psychologist, Author of the international bestseller, In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing With Manipulative People (

“Froyen describes gratitude as an attitude that elevates our common experiences into life transforming moments of virtue and grace. Immersing yourself in the various chapters, you will be rewarded with the rediscovery of greater meaning and purpose in your life.”
--Most Rev. Jerome Hanus, O.S.B. Archbishop Emeritus of Dubuque

“Guided by gratitude, the storyline of your life will turn toward more adventure and a better, more fulfilling ending. You’ll be grateful you read this book.”
--Brian D. McLaren, author, speaker, activist (

“Gratitude is at the heart of our spiritual lives. My heart grew in gratitude as I read this book and I believe the stories Len tells here will help you go into your own stories. We experience grace in this reading; we experience God.”
--Sister JoAnn Haney, OSF, Sister of Saint Francis, Spiritual Director at Holy Spirit Retreat Center

“Froyen’s stories alone will enrich your life and bring new meaning to events taken for granted, but his themes and perspectives on gratitude will give you more power to appreciate the gifts each day brings. They did for me; they will for you.”
--Larry G. Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Human Geography, Storyteller, Minister