Learning how to experience gratitude involves being grateful as an attitude. One does t need to wait until things are perfect before being grateful; in fact, it may be just the opposite. It could be that the act of being grateful makes one receptive to life's blessings, and these blessings continue as we continue to be thankful. The illuminating words of this book will inspire readers to recognize how truly blessed we are.
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. is professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, where he has taught for the past thirteen years. In his research, he explores how religiousness and spirituality may reflect core aspects of identity and how these aspects of self are involved in well-being and personality. He is the author of over sixty research articles and book chapters. His most recent book is The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns: Motivation and Spirituality in Personality. Joanna Hill earned a master's degree in religious studies at the Theological School of the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. She is director of Templeton Foundation Press.