I Have the Power … To Be Grateful


Children - Educational
41 Pages
Reviewed on 04/07/2021
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

We have so much to be thankful for. Even when we think we need something else to make our lives perfect, we already have more than we need. Instead of wanting, we really need to show more gratitude, more thanks for what we do have, for in that feeling of gratitude we’ll find true happiness. Gratitude is a difficult concept to explain to children. It’s difficult for adults sometimes too. What we all need is a way to curb the greed of wanting so much more so that we can be happy, satisfied, and grateful for what we already have.

Toni McAree and Stephanie Hope’s book, I Have the Power … To Be Grateful, is a wonderful guide to help young readers to understand the concept of gratitude and to start practicing gratitude daily in their lives. This is an interactive book, which clearly outlines first the basic concept of gratitude, and why gratitude is good for us all, before leading the reader to pursue different activities to help appreciate and understand how much they already have to be grateful for. The opening line for the first challenge says it all: “Gratitude is the world’s most powerful tool for creating happiness and making life beautiful.”

There are ten sections to this book and each section describes the directive before proceeding into challenges and activities to enhance the young reader’s understanding of gratitude. For example, the authors lead the young reader to empower their opinion of themselves and to remind them that, “You are powerful and unique just as you are!” In this section, there are activities to help the young reader recognized all the wonderful things that make them so unique. This is a great guide and activity book to help young readers understand gratitude and how to incorporate gratitude into their daily lives. Great activities and beautiful illustrations.