Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Amazon Product Description. Alphatudes reveals that gratitude is the unexpected, simple secret of living a joyful life. In a world obsessed with negativity, we must deliberately choose to focus on the positive. Alphatudes uses your earliest grade school victory the ABCs to help you achieve a sustainable shift in 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 become free from worry, negativity and resentment.

Review. Sometimes when one has so much, as most Americans do, it is easy to forget that and focus only on what one lacks. In Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude, author Michele Wahlder teaches the reader to alphabetically count the abundance of riches that make up an “ordinary life.” An alphatude is defined as “a person, place or thing for which one alphabetically expresses gratitude.”

Alphatudes “utilizes the ABC’s as an easy and methodical structure for developing a sustainable consciousness of gratitude.” Each alphatude is introduced with an illustration and inspirational passage, followed by a brief essay and concludes with a prayer. The alphatudes themselves are largely the intangibles that provide true meaning and enrichment: Dreams; Forgiveness; Hope; Kindness; Music; Passion and more. Given the book’s structure it is best savored an alphatude or two at a time.

Alphatudes is a beautiful book that would make a great gift for a friend (or for you)!

Publisher: Life Possibilities Publishing (January 15, 2010), 128 pages.
Advance review copy provided courtesy of the publisher.


  1. This is great! I just started keeping a gratitude log using a Gratitude APP on my iphone. I love it. You can journal about what you are grateful for, post a picture, rate your day and read a quote of inspiration. I am having so much fun with it. It helps!
    Thanks for this review. I am going to look for it in the stores. :)

  2. The Alphatudes book launch was so busy that I'm just now getting a chance to respond to all the reviewers on the virtual book tour.

    Thank you so much for the thoughtful review and recommendation of "Alphatudes: The Alphabet of Gratitude." I'm grateful for you!

    I'll be posting a link to your review on the book website soon. http://alphatudes.com

    With gratitude,