Gratefulness reminds us that we are held in the world’s wide and gracious embrace, and we should consider and appreciate the gifts of this vast web of relatedness.” ~ Kristi Nelson, Wake Up Grateful

We exist in a constellation of human relationships that is at once complex, life giving, and beautiful. Even in times of loneliness or despair, we remain bound to one another — held, even — by the smallest of daily acts, the realities of interdependence, and the mysteries of the heart. While this constellation of human connection always illuminates our lives, we experience it most powerfully when we turn toward it with attention and care. 

The past year and a half has required us to find new ways to connect with one another in order to sustain our hearts, bodies, and minds. Living gratefully, we’re invited to tend and deepen the connections in our lives by asking and exploring: How can we fully attune ourselves to the life-giving relationships on which we depend? How do we nurture and heal these connections through curiosity, tenderness, and play? And in what ways can we authentically and creatively express our care for the relationships that tether us to one another and to life itself? 

As we live into the closing months of the year, we invite you to join us for a weeklong journey that offers grateful living practices as a way to actively appreciate our relationships. Please note that we will begin the week with an optional live, online session with Kristi Nelson, author of Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted, which will set the stage for our explorations.

Please join us for Cherishing Connection

Here is how the practice will work: 

  • Registration is FREE and is open through Monday, November 15 at 3 p.m., EST. 
  • Beginning on Tuesday, November 16 and continuing through Monday, November 22, you will receive a daily email with a link to that day’s practice, which will include a guided reflection or activity, a related resource, and an invitation to share your own reflections. 
  • The Zoom link for the optional live session with Kristi Nelson on Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m., EST, will be shared in the first email.
  • Each day’s offering will remain available to you after the practice ends, so you can revisit the resources at your leisure.


Sorry. Registration for this Practice is now closed.
Please stay tuned for our next seasonal Practice, coming soon. 

Thank you!

With gratitude for the opportunity to tend and deepen our relationships together,

Your Gratefulness Team