Stories of Grateful Living

Worst Christmas Became Most Memorable Christmas

by Laura Grace Weldon
I could only tell her that whoever left her porch that night must have wanted…
Stories of Grateful Living

Through Santa’s Eyes

by Carol Ann Conner
Many years ago, when I was employed by a small market radio station, our entire…
Brother David
News & Announcements

Christmas Letter from Br. David

by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
Courage does not eliminate anxiety, but bears it without fear. The opposite of fear is…
child's art

The Four-Season Tree: A Christmas Letter

by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
To the child’s eyes every tree is a wonder and the wonder of wonders can…
Stories of Grateful Living

Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas

by Savannah Marie Wilburn
You don't need to speak the same language to communicate joy and appreciation. You also…
Flock of flying birds. Green and blue parrots stand out in group flight.
News & Announcements

Br. David’s 2022 Christmas Letter: Celebrating Community

by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
Br. David Steindl-Rast's 2022 Christmas letter invites us to consider the relationship between celebration, community,…
Stories of Grateful Living

Grateful for Kwanzaa

by Beverly Blacksher
My sense of gratefulness deepens as the festive nature of the holidays extends into my…
child rustic

With a Child’s Trust

by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
In this Christmas letter, Br. David calls upon an image which resonates with every human…
A child at the top of a ladder reaching for the sky
Community Reflections

Community Reflections: Courage

by The Grateful Living Community
Our community reflects on the question "What have I done recently that has required courage?"


As we witness heartbreaking loss and violence in our own backyards and around the globe,…

Brother David

Br. David Steindl-Rast Brother David Steindl-Rast — 97 year-old author, scholar, and Benedictine monk —…
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Inspiration and Practices for a Grateful Holiday Season

by The Grateful Living Team
A special collection of poetry, music, practices, and tools to help you celebrate the season…
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