Grateful Living and gratefulness are still relatively uncommon terms in our daily lexicon. While a close cousin of happiness and gratitude, gratefulness refers to very particular ways of being that have important distinctions to understand and explore. Grateful Living is an active way of approaching life moment-by-moment that can result in greater ease, peace, compassion, and joy.
Grateful Living is supported by daily practices, habits of mind, and behaviors that are learnable and can be translated and applied to many aspects of our lives. Explore a wide variety of resources that can introduce you to the benefits and applications of gratefulness and grateful living, and/or establish and enrich your practice through deepened understanding of the science and wisdom behind these transformational approaches to life, ourselves and each other.
Try a Sample Practice: Basic, Daily Gratefulness Practice
Five science-based strategies for the holidays (and the rest of the year).
(2016) Br. David gives a talk at the Eckhart Tolle Foundation event, “Living a Life of Presence” (55:32)
Every night before I go to sleep
I say out loud
Three things that I’m grateful for,
All the significant, insignificant
Extraordinary, ordinary stuff of my life…
On July 25, 2016 we gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Br. David Steindl-Rast. We are delighted to share here videos of the entire event.
A detailed account of a conversation about “Everyday Mysticism” that took place in San Francisco on the occasion of Brother David’s 90th birthday.
EDITOR’S NOTE: In July 2016, Gary Fiedel, co-founder of A Network for Grateful Living and…
It takes practice to achieve gratefulness. Here Br. David shares a playful practice using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt.
On July 25, 2016 we gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Br. David…
Research shows that an “attitude of gratitude” can measurably improve our overall well-being. This clever video explains how it works…
Terry Crews talks about the intense breakdance crew he had growing up and shares the secret behind his constant high energy – gratitude.
(September 2016) What if we took nothing for granted? Grateful Living is a lifestyle that can result in greater ease, peace, compassion, and joy. Kristi Nelson discusses the distinctions between gratitude and gratefulness; the value of daily rituals; the importance of community and noticing what’s working in the world; and offers an in-depth introduction to the many features on Gratefulness.org.
I was going through a particularly down period. I was doubting myself and feeling like…
Dedicated to Brother David Steindl-Rast who turned 90 years young on July 12, 2016. Sometimes…
(November, 2013) Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives.
I’m tickled with excitement as I climb higher and higher, the vastness of the valley…
Gratitude is the understanding that many millions of things come together and live together and…
(Lion’s Roar, 2015) Upon his return from a four-year “wandering” retreat, Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mingyur Rinpoche, shares that the main cause of happiness is gratitude and appreciation.
The earth couldn’t afford to send recruiters or limos to your school. It sent you rain, sunsets, ripe cherries, night blooming jasmine, and that unbelievably cute person you are dating. Take the hint…
A practice to guide you in starting your day with the aspiration to meet the day’s gifts, challenges and ordinary moments with gratitude.
“What he set in motion singlehandedly has become a worldwide groundswell of gratitude that keeps growing and growing.”
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