Valparaiso, Indiana (PressExposure) December 17, 2011 -- Theresa Valade, CEO of Success Trek, Inc., has been invited to be a co-author in The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude, a collaborative book sold on Amazon.com featuring over 300 authors answering the question "What are you grateful for?" in 200 words or less.
The book shares compelling stories of appreciation and evidence that harnessing the power of gratitude can be a life-changing force. The difference between saying thank you-good manners-and living in gratitude-great life skill-are illustrated in moving pieces.
There's a mom who thinks of irritations as blessings and another who gives thanks for Muscular Dystrophy. There are narratives about how wrinkles, not fitting in and suffering came to be embraced. There's even gratitude for ex-husbands and "ugly gifts."
The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude is not only full of thanks but is also brimming over with testimonials to the people, things, events, and circumstances we so often take for granted.
Theresa Valade's entry describes her experience of the immeasurable gifts that giving back has brought to her life. While struggling personally and professionally, Valade discovered that giving back to others changed her attitude and direction in life. Giving back has now become the core principal driving her life and her successful consulting business.
"Writing for the book really helped me get in touch with all the things we can be grateful for each day," remarked Valade. "Being a contributing author has enabled me to show the power of living a life of gratitude, which, over the years, has helped me provide inspiration to my clients struggling to achieve success."
In keeping with the spirit of the project, net proceeds from national book sales will be split among three charitable organizations: Feeding America, Women for Women International and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ACPCA).