A Note from Janice


I’m so excited about my new book. What started as an intriguing idea—to spend a year living gratefully—became a life-changing experience. I ended up having the best year of my life.

Now I want everyone to have the same thrilling experience. Research proves that gratitude makes us healthier and happier, improves sleep, lowers stress, and lessens depression. No matter how grumpy you may be feeling today, you can be more grateful tomorrow.

During the year, I talked to experts including psychologists, doctors, academics, and philosophers. Gratitude changed my relationship with my husband (for the better!) and gave me a new outlook on money, ambition, and career. I discovered why the stuff we buy doesn’t make us grateful, and I learned how to raise grateful kids.

And there’s more. . .I used gratitude to stay healthy and get fit and came up with the Amazing Gratitude Diet to lose ten pounds. Keeping it all real, I got insights into gratitude from friends, colleagues, and celebrities like Matt Damon and Daniel (James Bond) Craig.

If you want to appreciate life a little more, please join me on this fun (and sometimes funny) journey. It’s time to look on the bright side!