Finding Gratitude in Unexpected Places
Our family and friends, our co-workers and employees, our teachers and mentors, our good fortune and successes…Acknowledging all the good things in our life offers so many physical and psychological benefits. But what if we expanded our sense of gratitude to those people or circumstances that we typically think of as obstacles or setbacks, but end up offering surprising rewards?
JONI B. COLE is the author of six books, including two writing guides, Good Naked: How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier (listed as one of the “Best Books for Writers,” Poets & Writers), and Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive. She founded her own writer’s center, and is a popular teacher and speaker at a variety of academic programs, writing conferences, and nonprofit organizations. Joni is also the creator of the podcast Author, Can I Ask You? and a contributor to The Writer magazine. She is currently completing her second collection of personal essays due for release in fall 2023 from University Press of New Mexico.