What are you grateful for?
When life gets a bit heavy and dark, it can be difficult to see and remember the things we could be grateful for. Sometimes, we need something, or someone to remind us. At the age of 6, Muskan Virk heard the term ‘gender equality’ and asked her parents to explain what that meant. When she learned of the injustice and inequality that so many face every day, she was quite upset about it, and began to see the darkness in the world.
It wasn’t enough for Muskan to simply learn about these issues, she wanted to make a difference, and declared that“This world needs to be changed and I’m the one that could change it!” Muskan proceeded to fundraise $1200 through her school, who donated it to the Malala Fund. Meera, Muskan’s mother, could see that the knowledge her daughter was gaining was quite heavy on her young soul, and so gave her a journal, and encouraged Muskan to write down all the things she was grateful for, and to see how many good things she could find. A little over a year later, Muskan handed the journal back, and Meera was delighted to find 450 gratitudes! They both were inspired to share them with the world, and so chose 365 to create this beautiful book.
Along with the inspiring stories of gratitude from Serena Dyer, Maya Kanigan, Rick Hansen, Taylor Conroy and Jason Garner, this book is filled with simple gratitudes of everyday life, which will inspire and uplift you, and remind you of the beauty and pleasures that surround you.
Part of the proceeds from this book will be used to help build Muskan’s foundation – Helping Hands – which will be helping homeless people and others in need.
Muskan Virk, Author
Grace Lanuza, Principal
Grace Lanuza Brand Strategy + Consulting Group