Blue is me, he is you, and he is every one of us out there. The reason Blue’s journey starts with gratitude is that all of our journeys in this life should start with gratitude

My book I am Happy and Grateful is as much for kids as it is for adults. It gives kids insight into what gratitude is and an opportunity to see that gratitude starts with the small things, such as time with family, friends, and our day-to-day activities. Practicing gratitude gives them an opportunity to think of their own things to be grateful for and puts their brain in motion, encouraging them to go back through their memory bank to look for happy things or moments. I hope this book helps adults just like me to take some time from their busy lives to reflect on just how lucky we are and that we should not wait for things to happen to us to start being grateful. It is important to start being grateful now to allow for more Happiness to flow in our own life.

We are brought into this world without a user manual and for the most part, we must figure things out by ourselves. And as parents, we are the ones creating our kids’ user manual. We influence how they are for the rest of their lives, we influence the development of their personality, we influence their fears, their insecurities, as well as securities and emotions. Being a parent is not easy if we ourselves are also sometimes kids.

I also wanted to make sure that kids know that it is ok to cry, it is ok to be sad, and that they are loved just the way they are. By doing their best, they should know that there is another day, another opportunity to be kinder, more loving, and we need to reassure them that they are loved no matter what. And if I can get one kid or one parent to understand this and practice it, then my journey is complete.

My mission is to help reprogram the unconscious minds of kids and help them keep focused on what they want to create instead of being focused on what they can’t create. The things that I have listed in my book are tangible things that we should all be grateful for. It is vitally important for parents to get involved and get creative and personalise each expression of gratitude that they write at the end of the book.

I am a strong believer in giving to receive, and the law of attraction.

I am Happy and Grateful was and still is a journey of gratitude for me too since this book was written from my desire to teach my own kid about gratitude. But it wasn’t until I started learning and practising gratitude that I was able to see the amazing results and effect it was having on me. I hope this book can help sow the seeds of gratitude within you.

About the Author

Monica Talpos’ passion for writing and reading started when she was just a little kid, but unfortunately, life took over. When she had a child of her own that passion was reignited.

Her book is a result of passion mixed with her desire to teach her own child and herself to be grateful for the little things and to appreciate the little moments and let the imagination run wild.

Monica hopes her book brings happiness into the life of you and your child.