The Peace Project
A 30-Day Experiment Practicing Thankfulness, Kindness, and Mercy
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"Kay Wyma is a funny, honest, and encouraging guide who will walk with you toward more peace in your life one day, one step at a time."--Holley Gerth, bestselling author of The Powerful Purpose of Introverts
Does life have you feeling unsettled, overlooked, anxious, exhausted? Good news! There's a better way.
Enter The Peace Project with its short, digestible chapters full of practical application. This thirty-day experiment invites you to experience lasting personal peace through the outward practices of thankfulness, kindness, and mercy. In these hopeful pages, Kay Wills Wyma takes us along on a journey to see others--as well as ourselves--not as objects or obstacles but as people of great worth. People who matter.
The result? Transformation--for you and those around you. Experiencing the endless depths of God's peace where you can actually, finally, somehow breathe. Welcome to the less-than-perfect, sometimes hilarious, consistently magical journey of practicing thankfulness, kindness, and mercy with Kay, her kids, and some brave friends.
"When you change your gaze, when you choose to respond to life redemptively, your brain changes, your heart changes, and the world around you heals a little. Our world needs this message." --Susie Larson, talk radio host, national speaker, and author
Kay Wyma is a mom, blogger, vodcaster, and author of four books in which she has tackled, with candor and humor, some of the troubling societal issues that impact us all. Kay's writings have led her to appearances on TODAY, CNN, Hallmark's Home & Family, and more. Before staying at home with her kids, she held positions at the White House and Bank of America. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and five kids. Connect with Kay at kaywyma.com.
"Kay Wyma is a funny, honest, and encouraging guide who will walk with you toward more peace in your life one day, one step at a time."
Holley Gerth, bestselling author of The Powerful Purpose of Introverts
"Ultimately, everyone--irrespective of wealth, color, age, or religion--just wants to be seen, to be valued, to feel like they matter. We can do that. Kay's Peace Project invites readers to see and value people through a challenge to practice thankfulness, kindness, and mercy each day for thirty days. These practices invite humility and compassion and they open our hearts to experience humanity through the realization that we are all the same--people of great value and dignity. In doing so for others, we actually receive these things for ourselves."
Leon Logothetis, global adventurer, author, and TV host of Netflix's The Kindness Diaries
"Kay shares her family's journey so openly and generously and welcomes you to the table. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and settle in as she invites you into her world in The Peace Project."
Melissa d'Arabian, Food Network Star, New York Times bestselling author of Ten Dollar Dinners and Tasting Grace
"Without even realizing it, we develop habits of grumpiness, impatience, and suspicion. Like the force of gravity, our gaze instinctively pulls downward until we make the choice to lift our chin and look up. And when we do, everything changes. What if we decided to choose gratitude, kindness, and mercy as our consistent responses to the challenges we face every day? My friend Kay Wyma has crafted such a challenge, one this world needs right now.
One of the things I absolutely love about Kay is how accessibly she writes and lives. As you read, you'll feel like you're riding in her car and talking to a friend. Kay's new book will simultaneously challenge you and put you in a good mood. But this is no fluff topic. When you change your gaze, when you choose to respond to life redemptively, your brain changes, your heart changes, and the world around you heals a little. Our world needs this message."
Susie Larson, talk radio host, national speaker, and author of Fully Alive
"Do you ever catch yourself thinking judgy thoughts about annoyances around you? Do you ever spiral down in a grumbly vortex? Me too. Oof, do I ever need this challenge. We are obsessed with monthlong challenges. Whole30, Sober October, No-Shave November, NaNoWriMo--a month can really kick-start a dream or a healthy habit. But can one month actually transform us into kinder, more merciful, more thankful people? With Kay as our guide, I think it can.
The Peace Project gives us thirty days to a more gracious you. I appreciate her daily life examples. From carpool with her kids to surly people at the store, Kay shares the exasperated thoughts we all have and offers hope and helpful solutions for seeing the world through a more positive lens. Want to soothe your soul? Try The Peace Project and get ready to chill out."
Melanie Dale, author of Calm the H*ck Down
"Like a muscle in need of exercise, my soul needed The Peace Project. Kay and her crew tenderly led me through thirty days of practicing gratitude, kindness, and mercy. In her "big sister" way, I felt understood while encouraged to approach everyday stresses differently. Unfortunately, I can't force others to be less rude. But thanks to Kay, I'm better equipped to control my response and find peace in any circumstance."
Heather MacFadyen, host and author of the Don't Mom Alone podcast and book
"What if our lives were marked with thankfulness, kindness, and mercy? Every relationship would change, perhaps none more than our marriages. If there's one thing I've learned in fifteen years of working with couples, it's that we need much more, not less, thankfulness, kindness, and mercy in our relationships. In her authentic, keep-it-real, and often humorous style, Kay Wills Wyma and The Peace Project help readers develop these attributes we desperately need in our most significant relationships."
Scott Kedersha, marriage pastor and author of Ready or Knot?
"A difference maker! The Peace Project gives the why and the how to change the way we approach life. Kay uses casual and relatable situations to gently offer a refreshing point of view. I immediately noticed a positive difference in my personal actions that have given me a greater, more lasting peace. Thanks, Kay."
Brenda Teele, Emmy Award-winning journalist and television personality
"Want to know the best way to change the world? Start where you are. The Peace Project is a soul-shifting experiment that starts with you! Grab a friend, coworker, or neighbor and follow Kay's lead. Thirty days practicing thankfulness, kindness, and mercy will leave a ripple effect of love throughout your neighborhood and community."
Kristin Schell, author of The Turquoise Table
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