The idea was deceptively simple: New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. The resulting journey takes him across the globe, transforms his life, and reveals secrets about how gratitude can make us all happier, more generous, and more connected. Author A.J. Jacobs discovers that his coffee—and every other item in our lives—would not be possible without hundreds of people we usually take for granted: farmers, chemists, artists, presidents, truckers, mechanics, biologists, miners, smugglers, and goatherds. By thanking these people face to face, Jacobs finds some much-needed brightness in his life. Gratitude does not come naturally to Jacobs—his disposition is more Larry David than Tom Hanks—but he sets off on the journey on a dare from his son. And by the end, it’s clear to him that scientific research on gratitude is true. Gratitude’s benefits are legion: It improves compassion, heals your body, and helps battle depression. Jacobs gleans wisdom from vivid characters all over the globe, including the Minnesota miners who extract the iron that makes the steel used in coffee roasters, to the Madison Avenue marketers who captured his wandering attention for a moment, to the farmers in Colombia. Along the way, Jacobs provides wonderful insights and useful tips, from how to focus on the hundreds of things that go right every day instead of the few that go wrong. And how our culture overemphasizes the individual over the team. And how to practice the art of “savoring meditation” and fall asleep at night. Thanks a Thousand is a reminder of the amazing interconnectedness of our world. It shows us how much we take for granted. It teaches us how gratitude can make our lives happier, kinder, and more impactful. And it will inspire us to follow our own “Gratitude Trails.”
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Author: A. J. Jacobs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
Į Thou eternal life bestowest , Thou hast death as victor slain ; Thou hast bow'd in deepest anguish , Bodily and mental pain , Us , poor sinners , to deliver , Save from sin and death for ever ,Thanks , a thousand thanks to ' Thee ...
Author: G. P
Henry VIII . ( prologue ) for which I pay them a thousand thanks- a thousand pound a year ( rep . ) ...... that promises more thousands i 4 ii . 3 ii . 3 iv . 2 v . 3 I'd break a thousand oaths , to reign.3 Henry II . i .
Author: Mary Cowden Clarke
Thanks , thanks , a thousand thanks , The lizard priest will be ; But now we want the bride's - man , I wonder who'll be he ? " Then forth a little mouse From out a wheat - stack ran : " Oh bridegroom , you may marry , And I will be ...
Category: American literature
66 Thanks , a thousand thanks ! " cried the Countess ; " here , Lodoiska , read it yourself , -this is what my brother writes : - 99 " Dear Sister , -The battle is over : I am alive ; -our nearest friends are all unhurt . More anon .
Author: Mary Norman
Thanks , a thousand thanks ! " cried the Countess ; " here , Lodoiska , read it yourself , this is what my brother writes :99 " Dear Sister , -The battle is over : I am alive ; -our nearest friends are all unhurt . More anon .
Author: Mary Norman
“ Thanks , a thousand thanks ! ” cried the Countess ; here , Lodoiska , read it ... cried Lodoiska . Her eyes were raised in transport towards heaven ; a 6C she folded her hands over her bosom , and could 182 EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND TWELVE :
Author: Mary Norman (translator)
Category: Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
An Opera score composed by Gioacchino Rossini.
We're most luck qua Gra - zie , Thank you , for what - tu na -to ! good fortune ! ... Elun This ff be bo S si gnor di li tà , sì , is luck , up on my word , A grazie , thousand gra - zie thousand del fa thanks , my vor . lord .
Author: Gioacchino Rossini
Publisher: Alfred Music
Thanks ! a thousand thanks , that you fulfilled my request - that you have come to be at my side ! " she cried , almost frantic . " No thanks , Dougaldine ! no thanks ! 1 deemed it my duty to answer to that honoring confidence which you ...
Author: Charles Sealsfield
Category: New York (N.Y.)
This book provides a readable and clearly articulated introduction to the field of Cognitive Linguistics. It explores the far-reaching implications of Eleanor Rosch's seminal work on categorization and prototype theory, extending the application of prototype theory from lexical semantics to morphology, syntax, and phonology. The third edition is fully revised and updated to include the considerable developments in Cognitive Linguistics since 1987. It covers recent research on polysemy, meaning relatedness and metaphors, as well as expanding the discussion of syntactic categories and the relevance of computer simulations.
One might, as an expression of very enthusiastic gratitude, encounter Thanks a billion, but the insertion of other numerals, e.g. *Thanks a hundred, *Thanks a thousand, is impossible. Another construction of low productivity is that ...
Author: John R. Taylor
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines