We can deepen our experience of grateful living when we share our struggles, growth, and inspiration in community. To that end we encourage people to gather with others to grow in connection and in gratefulness. To learn more, view our FAQs below. **Please note: Following the physical distancing recommendations of the CDC due to Covid-19, we recommend that all Gratefulness Gatherings meet virtually at this time.
Join a Gratefulness Gathering near you!
Gratefulness Gatherings are an opportunity to explore grateful living in community. Gratefulness Gatherings take place at the local level, in person, hosted by members of the community. They can also take place virtually. Through rich discussion, meaningful connections with others, and collective wisdom, Gratefulness Gatherings help inform and deepen our experience of grateful living.
Our Directory catalogues all of the Gratefulness Gatherings around the world.
The list features Gratefulness Gatherings hosts by their first name, preferred email address, and town in which their gatherings take place. To join a group near you, contact the host directly at the email address provided.
If you see multiple hosts in your area, we recommend contacting each of them to find the Gratefulness Gathering closest to you — or perhaps you might wish to experience multiple groups!
Each Gratefulness Gathering is different, but here is what you can expect:
No. Everyone, regardless of their experience with or existing knowledge of gratefulness and grateful living, is invited to participate. At your first Gratefulness Gathering, your host will help orient you. If you are newer to gratefulness and grateful living, we encourage you to explore gratefulness.org, including our Practice Space and ABCs Area of Interest, and listen eagerly at your first gathering. Here is a downloadable Introduction to Living with Gratefulness.
There is no commitment beyond the time you make to show up at a gathering. Meetings are held once per month, each month of the year, but there is no requirement to attend a certain number in order to participate. Of course, we hope you’ll be inspired to participate in more than one as repeat participation builds connection and cumulative understanding, enriching the community and discussion.
Essentially Gratefulness Gatherings are free to attend; however, if there is a cost related to renting space, your host may invite contributions to cover costs.
We recommend a minimum age of 18 to participate. However, hosts may use their discretion in admitting people under the age of 18.
Our Participant Agreement is signed by each participant at their first Gratefulness Gathering to ensure a safe, respectful environment for all.
We’re glad you’re interested! Please visit this page to learn more.
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