Muskan Virk’s first book is 365 Days of Gratitude. She and Krysta Gibson talk about what prompted this 10-yeart old girl to write the book, what she thinks the main issues facing the world are right now, and what she thinks adults can do about it.
Muskan Virk is the Vancouver-based author of 365 Days of Gratitude, and one of the youngest authors in the world. She came into this world as a miracle after her parents’ 16 years of marriage. At the young age of six, Muskan learned about the injustice that Malala Yousafzai (the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate) had gone through, and was devastated.
She was propelled to take action and wanted to make a difference. She started by raising funds to donate to the Malala Fund and other local charities. However, despite the difference she was already making, Muskan didn’t want to stop there. She asked her mother incessantly about why there was so much gender inequality in such modern times.
Muskan will be speaking at Seattle Unity on Friday night, April 14, 7 pm for a special event entitled “Embracing Authenticity & Gratitude” with the CEO & Co-Founder of Aligned Education, Micki O’Brien, one of Seattle’s most-respected autistic advocates/leaders.
Muskan will also be presenting a free book talk and Q&A at East West Bookshop on Saturday, April 15, at 7 pm, where she will share the release of her all-new book, how practicing compassion and expressing unconditional love allows us to see the bigger picture of life, plus much more. In addition, Muskan will be answering questions in a special interactive 365 Days of Gratitude Q&A.
In order to shift her thoughts on this subject to a more positive state, her mother gave her a journal and encouraged her to write one thing every day that she was grateful for. She wanted Muskan to focus on all the positive things in her life. As time passed, her mother forgot about the journal, until Muskan came to her later with a journal filled with all of the things she was grateful for and how she had transformed her negative thoughts about gender inequality into positive thoughts on how she can use her influence to make an impact. They both were inspired to share this with the world, and so chose 365 to create this beautiful book.
It wasn’t enough for Muskan to simply learn about these issues, she wanted to make a difference, and declared that “This world needs to be changed and I’m the one that could change it!” Muskan proceeded to fundraise $1200 through her school, who donated it to the Malala Fund.
Along with the inspiring stories of gratitude from best-selling authors Serena Dyer (the daughter of beloved spiritual teacher and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Wayne Dyer) and Jason Garner, 365 Days of Gratitude is filled with simple gratitudes of everyday life, which inspire and uplift, and remind all of the beauty and pleasures that surrounds us.
Muskan is a catalyst for connection, helping people to embrace who they truly are. 365 Days of Gratitude provides people of all ages with hope, healing, inspiration, positivity, and a sense of knowing and feeling the foundation of what joy and happiness are based off of: gratitude.
The Universe has fully supported Muskan and her mission of gratitude in every way, including the launch of her organization, Helping Hands, which benefits homeless people and those in need. A portion of the proceeds of each copy of 365 Days of Gratitude goes directly to this wonderful cause, which she is deeply passionate about.