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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 63 reviews)

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Anonymous
02/56/2012 02/26/2012
  • 5.0
Learning To Dance In The Rain
A very uplifting book. Great gift idea!
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    Ann Petersen
    03/82/2012 03/23/2012
    • 5.0
    I'd Highly Recommend This Book
    I haven't read this book personally but have given it to both my step-daughter who is having trouble accepting her Mother's death and my sister who is dealing with her husband's severe dementia. I haven't heard how my daughter liked it but my sister thought it was great. My only complaint is that it was slow in arriving. I've always liked the fact that books are sent promptly but the latest one, ordered on a Saturday didn't ship until Tuesday and was delivered nine days after ordering.
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      Kim Schoot
      04/94/2012 04/04/2012
      • 5.0
      Learning To Dance In The Rain
      5 Stars - I highly recommend this book!
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        Josie G.V.
        04/100/2012 04/10/2012
        • 5.0
        Learning To Dance In The Rain
        Love it, everyone can use this inspirational book! Any age, any gender, it is phenomenal.
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          Joel
          05/134/2012 05/14/2012
          • 5.0
          Great Little Book
          I use gratitudes in my classroom - my students journal (in science classes) and every day they need to right down a gratitude this little book has shown them what gratitude can do for you. I showed the DVD to my classes and they finally get it
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