Canadian Neil Pasricha's blog 1000 Awesome Things, helped him find gratitude for the small things in life. His practice of noticing things that made him happy not only rescued him from a dark time in his life but catapulted him to win two Webby Awards and create a bestselling book.

Life is never perfect, and sometimes it sucks, but Neil has a thoughful strategy for maintaining a happy life by observing the three A's of Awesome: Attitude, Awareness and Authenticity.

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