Quit thinking. Start thanking.

“Love, peace, joy, and harmony are the best vitamins in the universe.”–Philip Arnold

thank and growYesterday on Instagram, I added the #hashtags for the Thank & Grow Rich scavenger hunt. If you’re new to the party, I should probably explain that Thank & Grow Rich is the title of my new book. In it, I offer what I call 27 party games for getting your gratitude on.
And because I think community is SO. DERNED. IMPORTANT. I’ve created a forum and a scavenger hunt for people to share their gratitude “finds.”

I’ve discovered for myself that when I’m in a good place, when I feel joyful, I am better able to respond to events and issues in my life and in the world.

It seems to me that one of the biggest issues many of us in the privileged world face is extreme mind suffering, turning ourselves into pretzels in our heads, being somewhere other than where we are.

And that’s what this book addresses.

To me, holding Truth, raving about possibility, sharing our miracles is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves and for the whole of mankind.

My vision for the Thank & Grow Rich Community is to come together to celebrate and appreciate this mysterious and beautiful world we inhabit together.

Here’s a short excerpt from the book that will debut next month:

In my quest to “heal myself,” I have been to therapy, analyzed my dreams, gotten rebirthed, written scathing letters to my parents, walked on coals, and read hundreds of self-help books. Maybe thousands.

You’d think I’d be hanging out with Oprah by now. But it wasn’t until I embarked on a simple practice of gratitude that I finally got what I’d been looking for all these years.

The reason I looked down my nose at this practice that, in one way or another, has been around for thousands of years (even the Bible says, “In all things, give thanks”) is because, well, it seemed way too simplistic. Getting “happy” can’t be that easy. Right?

I’d been taught that the only way to “heal myself” was to put in my time, dig up my broken places. I’d been taught that if I gave enough effort, I would eventually someday “get it.” Whatever “it” was.

I tried to think my way out of problems. I tried to analyze what was going wrong.

Little did I realize that all my thinking was a trap, a prison that put me over and over again in solitary confinement.

It wasn’t until I began to actively look around at all my blessings that it dawned on me: Everything is exactly perfect just the way it is. I’m exactly perfect just the way I am.

I call it being on the frequency of joy and gratitude, turning in to the Divine Buzz (D-Buzz.) The Divine Buzz, while known by many other names, is an energetic cha-cha- cha of a force that wants to interact and have fun with you.

In the book that’s subtitled “A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy,” I offer a very concrete practice for connecting to the Divine Buzz.

I hope you’ll join us.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the about to be released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy.

28 Comments on “Quit thinking. Start thanking.

  1. Dearest Pam
    E2 and E3 were very important books for me and have helped me so much (also, not to be all floopy, but you are such a good writer- I always feel like I am listening to a good friend when I read your words). I still do “experiments” every day to see what can show up in my life. Looking forward to the next adventure with your new book.
    Best,
    CG

  2. Like E3 your Thank and Grow Rich is not offered in an audio version; how disappointing! I have had eye problems since birth and have great difficulty reading books. Any chance there will be an audio version??

    • Dear Jackie–You’ll be happy to hear that I recorded an audio version of Thank & Grow Rich that will debut at the same time as the print book. And just FYI, there is also an audio version of E3. Blessings, Pam

  3. Dear Pam,
    Thank you for being a constant source of hope and serenity: your books and blog posts have had such a positive influence in my life. I cannot wait for the release of your new opus!
    xo

  4. Hi Pam,

    Many blessings to your and your readers, I am so looking forward to your next book, already on my Amazon list 😘 . I am a gratitude junkie, hence my name😍 I also encourage people around me to NEVER complain and express gratitude no matter what, there is always something to be grateful for. My daily rituals are as follows;
    When I wake up and go to bed each day, I say Thank You. I have a gratitude journal that I write all the things I am grateful on a daily basis. I have a Gratitude Jar on my kitchen counter and I encourage my friends to write Gratitude notes and leave it for the universe. I often make gratitude jars out of mason jars and gift them to my friends. We are all so blessed and having you to remind us don’t , is a blessing all in itself. Blessed Be, Blessed Be🙏🙏🙏

  5. Hi Pam! I have devoured your other books and anticipate this one as well!

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Andrew

  6. I pre-ordered this when you first mentioned it awhile back! I’m so excited. This is what the world needs right NOW!!! You are such a Blessing…Filled with GRSTITUDE for YOU!!!!!
    Mermy

  7. I just felt the urge to say that I am greatful I found your blog and books. Your words help and encourage me so much!! Thank you.

  8. Just wanted to mention that I was thinking about your new book yesterday and when I might receive my pre-ordered copy. Well today shows up with the answer for me in your post, and as an extra bonus, an excerpt! Thanks for all you do:)
    Richard

  9. Pam
    Rev Janet Ellis here
    I am 60 today and I had my sweet 60th party on Saturday night! 60 of some very special people came and I bought my first evening dress ever! I danced the night away with my brother, my husband, my sisters, my Aunt , an Uncle and high school best friend of 45 years!!! I am so blessed to be alive and to be touched by so many people that really love ME! Go to my FB page
    Janet Sellers Ellis – you can see all the photos there! I am so excited to see what comes my way this decade! Blessings from a big fan that follows and uses your tools generously!

    • i just sent you a friend request on Facebook. I am a zumba gold instructor and my class is filled with senior – so wish you were closer so you could join us. Very happy birthday to you

  10. Congrats on the new book! I recommend your books to everyone, they are easy to read and produce results quickly! Thanks for the part you are playing in making this world a happy, fun place that is filled with magic.

  11. So excited to have that beautiful book in my hands (the two of us enjoying time together in a hammock on the deck) and having fun with the party games. Still having a great time with the experiments from E2 and E3, and trying to turn everyone on to your books. THANK YOU! xox

  12. Dear Pam,

    I’m enthusiastically devouring E3 after ravenously downing E2. Thank you a thousand times.

    Akin to your potato masher incident, (and among an increasing number of mini-manifestations I’ve been experiencing) I benignly thought to myself, I need a book of matches soon for my meditation candle. But no one gives out matches any more!

    At a friend’s birthday on Friday, we checked out a new trendy vintage inspired spot, and in a fishbowl at the hostess stand…matches! I bring them home, open them up and inside they read, “cha-cha-cha!” Which I giggle at, because, what a random thing to say. Except you said just that very thing in your email today for which I am newly signed up…

    Congratulations on the new book. It will change lives. Including mine. And I can hardly wait.

    Much love,
    Katherine Fadum

  13. Thank you so much for this new book, I can’t wait to read it Pam. You are beautiful… I so love your work and the joy you bring to us all. Thank you Thankyou Thank you!!! Ava xxx

  14. I must say I am soooo looking forward to this book AND to your workshop next month at The Open Center!!! Life sure is good!! See ya soon!!

  15. More grateful than words can express for how Creator has used you and your writings, especially since the Dr. pronounced me with the diagnosis of Stage 4 Melanoma and gave me 6 months to live, (last October 2015). I am sure the medical profession means welL and they do a lot of good, but, I know that they PRACTICE medicine. I also know I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving harmonious, healthy and happy. So looking forward to receiving your new book, that I know will be a wonderful reminder to see all I am blessed to see. I ABOVE ALL OTHERS AM MOST RICHLY BLESSED.

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