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Crafting Gratitude
Creating and Celebrating Our Blessings with Hands and Heart
Maggie Oman Shannon
ISBN: 9781632280343
Book (Paperback)
Viva Editions
5 1/2 x 8
288 pages
October 25, 2017
Awards: Named one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2017 by Spirituality & Practice!


"What a wonderful book! As a writer on and practitioner of thankfulness, this is the first time I've ever seen something to make gratitude visible. I can't wait to make everything in here." --MJ Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude

"If you do an online search for books about gratitude, you will find that not only are there lots of them but that are very similar. That is why I really like this gem of a book. Not only does it focus on special kinds of gratitude for different occasions but also on how to create keepsakes to remind us about being thankful for everything in our life. For that I am most grateful." --Allen Klein, author of You Canít Ruin My Day

"Inspiring and empowering, Crafting Gratitude will help you take your thanksgiving to a new, fun, and meaningful level." --Spirituality and Practice Magazine

We live in a fast-paced, demanding world. Even if we are aware of the importance of tapping into our gratitude, we can easily be seduced by societyís siren calls of consumerism and envy. Itís hard to stay grateful in this kind of environment, but Crafting Gratitude can help us to remember the incredible, overflowing, abundant richness of life.

In this book, author Maggie Oman Shannon explores crafts and creativity as a practice with enormous physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. By immersing ourselves in a craft with intention and mindfulness, we can quiet those voices around us and in us and we can enter sacred stillness. Through revealing interviews, personal stories, and forty suggested activities, the author shows how creative processes can become spiritual practices.

Whether you're an aspiring artist, longtime craftsperson, or someone who has never set foot in a craft store (yet!), you'll find something in Crafting Gratitude to inspire you.


Maggie Oman Shannon, MA, is the senior minister of the Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco where she has served as its spiritual leader since 2010. She is also a workshop/retreat facilitator, the host of Creative Spirit on radio, and the author of seven previous books including Prayers for Healing, The Way We Pray, A String and a Prayer, One God, Shared Hope, Prayers for Hope and Comfort, Crafting Calm, and Crafting Gratitude.
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