Book Review | Alphatudes by Michelle Wahlder

Title: Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude
Author: Michelle Wahlder

About the Book:

Alphatudes reveals the unexpected and simple secret of living a joyful life gratitude. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. The good news is that the homework is already done!

Alphatudesutilizes our earliest grade school victory the ABCs to achieve an even greater victory: a sustainable shift in your thinking that leads to contentment, optimism and peace of mind. An alphatude is defined as: a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude.

Filled with vibrant illustrations, Alphatudes takes you on an inspiring 26-step journey where you’ll discover how to: heighten your awareness of life’s daily gifts; attract opportunities with a positive mind-set; find blessings in difficult situations; and free yourself from worry, negativity and resentment.

Legendary recording artist Olivia Newton-John has graciously provided a free download of her beautiful song, Grace and Gratitude, with the purchase of this extraordinary book.

My Review: 

I am not a huge fan of introduction pages, though I know they are important to the book itself. Reading books like this, I feel it is important to read each page written, this time I am glad I did! It is quotes such as this Through the conscious practice of gratitude, we are able to find within ourselves a deep well of joyful appreciation for what we already have. That makes me understand where I truly am now, just by being grateful for what I went through. Taking the points they talk about in this book into your daily life will only benefit you in the end.

I have been through more than you can imagine, this gratitude principal I learned along the way. You have to look at what choices you make now, to see how things affect you in the future. They use words such as conscious and deliberate when we make the choice to be grateful. I know firsthand how hard that concept really is, but also how rewarding it is when you follow the concept.

It then goes in to how to use the book. I think the thing I most like where this is concerned is how they have 26 different topics to concentrate on. Whether you choose to do one each day, or one concept each week, you, within 6 months you would have a different outlook on life.

I cannot tell you which concept was the best for me personally, because each of them is important. In order for me to become the best I can be, I need all the help I can! This book will certainly help me to become that person, with the help of each of the 26 concepts. Michelle’s book is a wonderful addition to my expanding bookshelf.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Lynda is the owner of Memories in Tyme and an avid book reader! She is a mom of 3 wonderful children, and married to the best husband in the world, Del! She loves to create scrapbooks, cards, and gifts out of paper, play on the internet, and is in school for Multimedia Design and Development!

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