Grateful Living:Bringing Compassion
& Generosity to Life

A Grateful Day

The Way of Grateful Living

As a way of life grounded in taking nothing for granted, Grateful Living brings deeper peace, greater well-being, and an enhanced capacity for joy to people all around the globe. As a moment-to-moment practice, it wakes us up to the opportunities always available to us, even in the most uncertain and challenging times. Join us to explore trustworthy pathways and practices that will help you approach, frame, and learn from everything that unfolds in your life. Bring the gifts of gratitude to life, and in so doing become a force for healing in your life and in the world. 

These Five Guiding Principles can serve as touchstones to support your practice:

Community Voices

A young woman sitting on a city sidewalk ledge in front of green grass and yellow daffodils.
Bright Lights/Young Lives

Bright Lights/Young Lives: Maya

by The Grateful Living Team
In this short video, Maya McDuffie shares her story of choosing to be grateful even…
A young woman wearing glasses sitting in a grassy park. The grass is speckled with sunshine, and trees and a tan building are in the background.
Bright Lights/Young Lives

Bright Lights/Young Lives: Aida

by The Grateful Living Team
In this short video, Aida Villanueva shares her story of discovering gratefulness through love and…
A group of incarcerated men sitting at round tables in a large room for a painting class on gratefulness practices
Stories of Grateful Living

Unexpected Grace and Gratitude in Prison

by Brooke Rothshank
In this story of Grateful Living, studio artist Brooke Rothshank reflects on finding perspective and…

Word for the Day

Photo Credit: Pascal Debrunner

I speak of change not on the surface but in the depth — change in the sense of renewal.

— James Baldwin

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Daily Question

Does wanting to be right ever keep me from being vulnerable? If so, how might I change that?

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This website has brought peace, hope, inspiration, and education worldwide. I’m honored to support this global work to enrich humanity, as you have enriched my life.


Thank you! The only words I would use to describe your dedication and mission are love and grace. Please continue the great work.


To all of you at Grateful Living…Thank you, thank you for your beautiful, inspired and loving work. You have blessed my life in amazing ways.


The words of the day form a beautiful spiritual path, providing not only direction but reassurance and hope daily. Thank you!


This site is truly beautiful. I can’t tell you how many people to whom I’ve sent it who go to it every day as do I. Thank you!


Thank you for the wonderful and uplifting resources you provide – and above all the reminder to be grateful!


Thank you for your daily support of who we are becoming!


Really appreciate your sane, thoughtful perspective on a challenging world.