The Gratitude Project – The Book
- Paperback: 164 pages
- Dimensions: 6×9 in (15×23 cm)
- Language: English
- Printed in full colour.
- Available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Eli Trier’s debut book is an immortalisation of her hugely successful blog You Changed My Life: A Year of Saying Thank You.
This gorgeous picture book makes the case that all it takes to radically transform your life is a change of mindset, and Eli herself is living proof of that premise.
Interwoven between all of the original artwork and blog posts from the project are snapshots of Eli’s story. From the serious and debilitating depression which prompted her to begin the Gratitude Project, to the triumphant finale, this is a story which will inspire and uplift you.
Inspiration, encouragement, guidance, love and support. They are all around you, if you decide to look. Nowhere is this more obvious than in Eli’s tale of the legends with whom she walked, shoulder-to-shoulder, out of depression and into a better life.
With a foreword by Barbara J. Winter, author of Making A Living Without A Job, and founder of Joyfully Jobless.
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What people are saying about the Gratitude Project book
“Eli Trier’s new book, The Gratitude Project, A Year of Saying Thank You, written during her remarkable recovery from breakdown, is a series of 52 letters and pictures sent to people who have made a difference in her life. The book is shot through with creativity and each entry is an expresso of inspiration, reminding us of the wonderful people and things that are woven into the fabric of every life.
Riding her ‘trusty steed’ of gratitude, Eli visits artists, writers, poets, chefs, educators, musicians, visionaries, entrepreneurs, scientists, loved ones and friends who have offered her safe places to dream, to make connections and to be vulnerable. These are people who go their own way and who encourage others to do the same. There is something very personal about the juxtaposition of Eli’s paintings with her letters to her heroes and I was drawn into her world as well as thinking about the people who might make my own list.
Some of those featured are individuals whose work I already knew, and others I will now seek out (the book includes an appendix full of links to things we can read, watch and listen to). Eli says ‘the simple act of making art everyday made me an artist’, and the simple act of pausing each day to consider all we are thankful for would undoubtedly make most of us more content with our lives. This book is the perfect place to start and will be a constant source of reference for the future. Thank you Eli, for sharing your journey and your beautiful creative world.”
Claire Maycock, Raking the Moon
“The Gratitude Project is a brave and beautiful book that captures a journey of self-discovery and self-definition told through music, literature, and the author’s own art. I defy anyone to read this book without feeling calmed by the refreshing truth of it, and moved to pursue some similar project of nourishing the soul.”
Bryony Thomas, author & founder of Watertight Marketing
“I couldn’t stop reading once I started. Thank you for introducing me to so many fabulous inspirational people – you’ve opened my eyes to what else is out there and expanding my own horizons. And your story is amazing and motivational; thank you for sharing. “
Lisa Barton, Vintage Celebrations
“When you see such an outpouring of gratitude, you get a sense of the person behind it – warm, kind, loving and funky. And reading things like this also makes you come to think of all the things in your own life to be thankful for. It’s thankfully infectious. Literally. And it warms you up too. So, thank YOU Eli for your work.”
Catherine Haymes, Everybody’s Home For Dinner
“This book is TOTALLY ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I sat down to read a couple of pages and got so engrossed, I finished it in the same sitting. It’s really, truly awesome. The artwork is so beautiful and the writing is so heartfelt, it’s impossible not to feel happiness while reading it. The Gratitude Project isn’t just an insight into what Eli has to be thankful for – it cant help but make you feel waves of gratitude to those in your own life. I’m committing to myself to be more grateful from now on – what more could you possibly ask of a book!”
“Eli’s journey will inspire you! If everyone demonstrated their gratitude using her shining example, the world would truly be a more loving place. The Gratitude Project is not only about the art and the inspirational guides and teachers, it’s about one woman’s commitment to healing herself and putting something positive out into the world despite her ailments and challenges. A heart-warming read.”
Naomi Goodlet, naomigoodlet.com
“I am so moved by this book. Brave, beautiful, unique and inspiring – JUST like Eli herself. I will treasure my copy.”
Sonja Jefferson, co-author of Valuable Content Marketing
“This is a lovely book and so well written. The people that have inspired Eli will inspire anyone who reads it. Not only is it Eli’s Gratitude Project, but it is also intertwined with the story of Eli’s life, from childhood to the present day. Through the bad times to the good times.
It is such a personal and enjoyable read with masses of positive ideas for living. And, when you think it’s all over, there’s the fantastic Appendix with a wealth of useful stuff for further reading, watching, listening and perusing. Her writing is hugely emotional and her artwork is beautiful. Everybody should read it.
The book made me feel inspired, positive, and happy. And a little tearful, but in a good way!”
“This is a lovely warmhearted book that could change the way you live your life. Eli charts her ups and downs and ups again with raw honesty and in beautiful technicolour. Brave and inspiring, it makes you think big things and notice little things – and that’s the way that happiness lies.”
Sharon Tanton, co-author of Valuable Content Marketing
“The Gratitude Project is a brilliant, inspiring and playful treat that reminds us that gratitude is a key ingredient to a fulfilled life. Eli Trier’s journey is our reward as we learn about the people that inspired her through a rough time.
I am familiar with many of the people featured in The Gratitude Project. As I turned each page I said “Yes! I love him too!” or “She’s terrific.” Eli also introduced to me to others I do not (yet) know. In particular I loved the passages and art dedicated to her family members. Eli has true heart and shows that we all have gifts to share with the world. I am glad she has chosen to share her gift of writing and art with us.”
Linda Lepe, Corporate Bamboo
“The Gratitude Project book is a captivating, thought provoking and inspiring read. After reading, I couldn’t help but look at the people who have inspired me on my own journey through life so far, and want to share gratitude with them. This book is a great reminder to think about what makes us happy and to be appreciative for the joy in our lives.”
“Eli Trier’s book is refreshing, honest, reassuring, and inspirational. I loved each of the gratitude stories about influential people in her life as well as getting to know Eli herself better. I found myself constantly opening new tabs and looking up the individuals whose stories resonated the most with me because I wanted to dive deeper into their stories. This book will remind you of the goodness and strength of the human spirit, even in the presence of struggles, and that each of us has a unique and beautiful story. Let Eli’s book inspire you to be grateful for everyday life and the people who lift you higher.”