Item description for Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You by Deborah Norville...
Overview A two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist offers groundbreaking and persuasive scientific evidence to prove that gratitude is the secret key to unlocking one's full life potential, sharing powerful personal stories of thank you power in action and teaching individuals how to incorporate that power into their own lives. Reprint.
Deborah Norville's groundbreaking and persuasive book argues that gratitude is the secret key to unlocking one's full life potential.
Thank You. Can such small words hold life-changing power? Yes Rooted in science, presented from a spiritual perspective, Thank You Power details the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. In this eye-opening book, Deborah Norville brings together for the first time the behavioral and psychological research that prove what people of faith have long known: giving thanks brings life blessings.
Beginning with two small words, thank you, Norville shows how anyone can be happier and more resilient, have better relationships, improved health, and less stress. After two years of scientific research, Norville brings it all together with powerful personal stories of thank you power in action and gives specific steps for readers to cultivate thank you power and put it to work in their own lives.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 7, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785289615 ISBN13 9780785289616
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More About Deborah Norville
Deborah Norville has been the two-time Emmy-winning anchor of Inside Edition" since 1995. She is also a New York Times" bestselling author.
Reviews - What do customers think about Thank You Power?
The Kingdom Lies Within Jun 7, 2008
"The kingdom of heaven lies within," has nothing to do with religion, it means that each of us is responsible for our good and for our bad. Our thoughts create our experiences. Practicing gratitude creates positive experience.
I think that Dale Carnegie is the father of the self-help book, and he cleverly used an anecdotal style. Ms Norville does the same in Thank You Power; therefore, the work is reader friendly. It reads easy like good fiction, but the author backs up her claims by citing scientific evidence.
I have studied the Law of Gratitude for many years, but most self-help books are not fun to read so the truth goes largely unnoticed in our me, me, me society. This book is a quick read and the point is convincing.
I feel that I now know Ms Norville as a person; one who is cares about her fellowman. She doesn't go into why the Law works only that it does, but then most similar works fail in that regard too. In my lates novel, Standup Comedian: The Secret and Beyond I wrote, "The shortest distance from less to more is gratitude." I also explain why it works, but of course the reason given is just my opinion. Kenneth Ray Taylor
Good Reminder May 2, 2008
The Proverbs 17:22 tells us that "A happy heart is like good medicine, but a broken spirit drains your strength." Author Deborah Norville inadvertently expands on this verse and the many others in Proverbs about the benefits of having a "merry heart". This book is filled with stirring stories and research indicating how important it is to have a positive attitude and a grateful spirit; according to Norville, it will make us happier, healthier, and and better able to handle life's stressors.
This book is a good reminder to us to have a more positive attitude and to look at the happier side of life. Dwelling on the negative has no benefit, while dwelling on the positive can add to our healthy and give us prolonged quality of life.
Kudos to Norville for this timely reminder that being grateful does not only bless others but benefits us as well.
Feelings Follow Actions - Practice Thank You Power for a Happier Life Apr 8, 2008
This short book (just 10 chapters) puts you in a better mood just for reading it - and it's practical for life. If you do the easy exercises suggested to implement Thank You Power, the book really comes to life in a meaningful way. It is well written, with numerous stories from individuals demonstrating the benefits of Thank You Power, so the book is interesting and holds your attention. Most of us, and society at large, would be happier by developing the skills to be more grateful and observant of the good in life, particularly as a way of counteracting the effects of 24/7 news of the horrible. I highly recommend this book.
Simple, profound, just could change your life; Rx: just say Mar 26, 2008
We are always on the lookout for stories of Extraordinary Comebacks, to share with others, and collect (some day) in a volume 2, and this book doesn't stint in providing them.
She could have recounted her own story as well, the dust-up some 20 years ago with NBC, and her resurgence as host of INSIDE EDITION.
Deborah is a Christian, and she lets you know, but to her credit, she doesn't beat you up with it, making it easy for readers of all stripes to make their way through the text without having a reaction.
At 150 pages, a slim volume, and goes down easy. A pleasing palette of anecdotes, science (lots of studies are cited) and Deborah, the personality.
Couple criticisms, and very small ones at that: I didn't "get" the story about Norville's tip to a stage manager she meets in Dayton to wear high heels to boost her self-esteem, seems kind of antiquarian and anti-feminist, no?, but I suppose it's a "girl" thing, and we'll give the author her space on that. After all, she is a TV celeb and Georgia Junior Miss (1976). Minor thing. Also, the book needs an index. A little less minor.
But here's the bottom line: if you're grateful for what you have, instead of grieving for what you don't, you're going to change your brain chemistry. More effectively than with Prozac or any of the other drugs on the market.
Hats off to Deborah Norville for reminding us of this simple and powerful medicine available to everyone without Rx and without charge: gratitude. Let's all try it together for 21 days....and make it a habit.....
PS DN ends the book with a tip to take the test at [...] to find your "signature strengths." Should say "tests"-- they offer 17! at this writing. Very interesting, worth doing....
PPS Oh, and one last thing: "thank you" for reading this.
A great read! Mar 23, 2008
A must read for everyone. Life is short, and this book helps you enjoy it.