PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching and difficult decisions being made of how to keep family traditions thriving while being cautious not to contribute to the spread of COVID-19, many are feeling stressed or even a little sad.

Kristi Nelson's book, "Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted" is a guide to getting through your challenging days, and making your best days even better.

She says it is all about a shift in perspective. Rather than living your moments in pursuit of happiness she advises you practice pursuing  gratitude, acknowledging each moment as a gift. From there, she finds that the happiness will follow. 

In her book, Nelson guides the reader to look at the world with fresh eyes: 

"Take at lease one minute to notice some of the opportunities to be grateful that are readily available to you right now. Consider these prompts: 

-Looking for reasons to be grateful, I notice...

-Looking for beauty, I see...

-Looking for surprise, I discover...

-Looking for opportunities to be grateful, I am aware..."

Nelson is the executive director of A Network for Grateful Living and to learn more about their programs visit:  Her book is available everywhere.

Olivia Fierro anchors 3TV's Good Morning Arizona weekdays alongside  Scott Pasmore. 

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