Spirit of Gratitude is the author’s life journey, where his challenges have acted as a springboard to new lives. In retrospect, these obstacles were his finger posts in life. The purposes of his stories is to engage the reader to identify their crises as opportunities, and using the spirit of gratitude’s magnetic force, draw joyous people and events to themselves.

The title Spirit of Gratitude evokes two ideas: First, it harks back to the single-engine airplane named Spirit of St Louis, which author and aviator Charles Lindbergh flew solo on his non-stop maiden flight in 1927, across the Atlantic Ocean, from New York to Paris, in 33 hours. Second, it leads us to understand that "gratitude is the pathway into thinking,” and if we are to reach new horizons in our lives, we too must make our maiden voyage across the ocean of our subconscious minds.

“There are many gems in the book – including ideas to inspire and encouragement to persevere.”
Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins
Professor of Psychiatry, University of London; cross bench life peer in the House of Lords, London, UK

“George Jerjian speaks with authority, because he speaks from experience. ”
Brother David Steindl-Rast OSB
Author, Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer, New York, USA

“Spirit of Gratitude is a deep and profound book clearly written from the Heart. This book is a testimony of strength, courage and faith.”
Peggy McColl
New York Times Bestselling Author, Canada

“George invites us to seek the silver linings in our life challenges.”
Thomas van Straubenzee MRICS
Partner, Head of Private Office, Knight Frank, London, UK

“Spirit of Gratitude is an absolute must read!”
Kevin E. France,
Managing Partner, Momentum Consulting Group Inc., Dallas Texas.


As a certified consultant of the Thinking into Results program, George facilitates individuals and organizations to make permanent changes in their lives by using the power of their minds to increase their awareness of what gives them joy, and to create thinking that delivers results.


George graduated with an MA in Journalism in 1991 from New York University, and received an EMMY award for a documentary. He has written nine books, including
The Truth Will Set Us Free: Armenians and Turks Reconciled (2003), and
Seeking God: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (2013).


George has been a member of Toastmasters International since early 1999,
when he joined his local club, London Corinthians, in London. Toastmasters
International is the world ‘s leading public speaking organization, with over
350,000 members in over 16,000 clubs in over 140 countries..

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero