For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,/For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
- "A Prayer of Thanksgiving" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Americans officially celebrate Thanksgiving in November, but for those seeking to live every day of the year with gratitude, this slim anthology proffers a gentle road map. Bible verses, poetry, and hymns of thanks are paired with longer-form readings such as Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation and Louisa May Alcott's short story, "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving." Whether you feed your thankful heart through silent reading or by answering the call to express your gratitude to someone you know, Life Is a Gift will warm your soul. (KG)