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“[A] source of inspiration on how I could change my attitude by practicing gratitude.”–Anonymous

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The title of this beautiful book was inspired by a great quote from Vivian Greene: “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!”

How true it is! We all face adversity in our life. However, it’s not the adversity, but how we react to it that will determine the joy and happiness in our lives. During tough times, do we spend too much time feeling sorry for ourselves, or can we, with gratitude, learn how to dance in the rain?

It almost sounds too simple to feel important, but one word—gratitude—can change your attitude and thus your life, forever. Sarah Ban Breathnach may have said it best: “When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present… We experience heaven on earth.”

Mac Anderson and BJ Gallagher have written a classic on “the awesome power of gratitude.” No matter what your circumstances are, you will read this book and feel extremely blessed!

  • Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 5.5"
  • Page Count: 112
  • Video Run Time: 2 mins 31 secs

About Authors

MAC ANDERSON is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner/VP of sales and marketing for Orval Kent Food Company, the country's largest manufacturer of prepared salads.

His accomplishments in these unrelated industries provide some insight into his passion and leadership skills. He also brings the same passion to his speaking where he speaks to many corporate audiences on a variety of topics, including leadership, motivation, and team building. Mac has authored or co-authored twenty-two books that have sold over three million copies. His titles include: Change is Good…You Go First, Charging the Human Battery, Customer Love, Finding Joy, Habits Die Hard, Leadership Quotes, Learning to Dance in the Rain, 212º: The Extra Degree, 212º Service, 212º Leadership, Motivational Quotes, One Choice, The Best of Success, The Nature of Success, The Power of Attitude, The Power of Kindness, The Essence of Leadership, The Road to Happiness, The Dash, Things That Grab Your Heart and Won’t Let Go, To a Child, Love is Spelled T-I-M-E, You Can’t Send a Duck to Eagle School, What’s the Big Idea?

BJ GALLAGHER is an inspirational author and speaker. She writes business books that educate and empower, women’s books that enlighten and entertain, gift books that inspire and inform, and kids’ books that charm and delight. Whether her audience is corporate executives, working women, or a group of giggling youngsters, her message is powerful, positive and practical. She motivates and teaches with empathy, understanding, and more than a little humor.

BJ’s international best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins, has sold over 300,000 copies in 22 languages.

A much-published author, her books include:

  • It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been (Viva Editions; 2009)
  • Why Don’t I Do the Things I Know are Good for Me? (Berkley; 2009)
  • Learning to Dance in the Rain (Simple Truths; 2009)
  • The Best Way Out is Always Through (Simple Truths; 2009)
  • Oh, Thank Goodness, It’s Not Just Me! (Simple Truths; 2010)
  • Oil for Your Lamp (Simple Truths; 2010)
  • Friends (Simple Truths; 2011)
  • The Road to Happiness (Simple Truths; 2011)
  • The Power of Positive Doing (Simple Truths; 2012)
  • The Power of One (Simple Truths; 2016)
  • The Leadership Secrets of Oz (Simple Truths; 2017)


BJ and her books have been featured on CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, The Today Show with Matt Lauer, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs.

She is quoted almost weekly in various newspapers, women’s magazines, and websites, including: O the Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Woman’s World, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Financial Times (U.K.), The Guardian (U.K.), CareerBuilder.com, MSNBC.com, and CNN.com.

In addition to writing books, BJ also conducts seminars and delivers keynotes at conferences across the country. Her clients include: IBM, Chevron, U.S. Veterans Administration, John Deere Credit Canada, Volkswagen, Farm Credit Services of America, Raytheon, U.S. Department of Interior, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., The American Press Institute, Infiniti, Nissan, U.S. Army, and Atlanta Journal Constitution, among others.

For more information, visit BJ’s web sites: www.bjgallagher.com, and www.peacockproductions.com.

What Readers are Saying

Average Rating:
4.8 (based on 64 reviews)

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Jonell
  • more than 5 month(s)
08/233/2018 08/22/2018
  • 5.0
I highly recommend this book.
All of the books I have bought through Simple Truths have been inspiring. I use the books to give to people under me to hopefully inspire them to loftier ideals. Learning to Dance in the Rain is such a powerful message concerning looking for the positive in each situation as well as being grateful for each and every moment we life. We need to live with intention and be mindful in every situation. I often play the videos at the beginning of my training sessions in the hopes that one will spark others to apply an attitude of gratitude!
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    Rebecca
    • more than 1 year(s)
    11/325/2017 11/22/2017
    • 5.0
    A Must Read
    Excellent book! We sent it to some clients and advisors, and immediately started receiving positive comments from the recipients - they love it! The messages are beautiful and a much needed reminder to be thankful for what we have in our lives. Truly inspirational!!
      Bottom Line:
      Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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      Liz
      • more than 1 year(s)
      08/236/2017 08/25/2017
      • 5.0
      I would definitely buy this product again.
      I have given this to a friend of mine for her birthday, and she absolutely loved it.
        Bottom Line:
        Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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        dd
        03/80/2017 03/22/2017
        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
        • 5.0
        Best way to RELAX
        I keep this book next to my chair. I can easily and spontaneously open randomly. The words and photographs are uplifting, healing, peaceful.
          Bottom Line:
          Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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          Jeanne
          • more than 3 year(s)
          02/35/2016 02/05/2016
          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
          • 5.0
          Good
          I love this book and all it says...I cannot believe that you removed the short DVD from the back. That was very disappointing!!
            Bottom Line:
            Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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