A collection of favorite resources – both old and new – handpicked by the Gratefulness staff for your perusal. This page will be refreshed 2 – 3 times per month with “gems” which have particularly moved, touched, or engaged us…
Pope’s Visit Inspires Pledges of Kindness in U.S.
(CBS News, September 2015) Open arms await the Pope in the United States and 80,000 have vowed to follow in his footsteps, with acts of kindness. It’s called the “Walk With Francis Pledge.”
What If Generosity Was Taught By Those Who Have the Least?
Nipun Mehta at TEDxMasala
(TEDx, February 2013) When one of Gandhi’s chappals famously dropped onto the track as he was boarding a train, without hesitation, he let his other chappal also fall. Why? Well, so that whoever would find one would have a usable pair. The kind of generosity that someone like Gandhi practiced, with an alignment of body, speech, and mind, is accessible to each of us…
(A Grateful Living Practice) Notice the enoughness of your life in any way that you can. Allow feelings of scarcity to move away in favor of a sense of sufficiency – appreciating what is yours to appreciate…
Three Strategies for Bringing More Kindness into Your Life
(Greater Good Science Center, September 2015) One of the best ways to increase our own happiness is to do things that make other people happy. In countless studies, kindness and generosity have been linked to greater life satisfaction, stronger relationships, and better mental and physical health—generous people even live longer…
Imagine a restaurant where there are no prices on the menu and where the check reads $0.00 with only this footnote: “Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you.” That’s Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.
Kind and Generous
(2010) A soulful, grateful song by Natalie Merchant
I want to thank you
For so many gifts
You gave with love and tenderness
I want to thank you…
To Give Is to Receive
While forgiveness heals the heart of old hurts, gratitude opens it to present love. Gratitude bestows many benefits. It dissolves negative feelings: anger and jealousy melt in its embrace, fear and defensiveness shrink. Gratitude deflates the barriers to love.
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