Staff Picks

Begin your journey with this curated collection of Staff Picks.
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Practices

Grateful for Love: Love in Action

by The Grateful Living Team
Welcome to Day Five of Grateful for Love: A 7-Day Practice
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Videos

Love Has No Labels

by Ad Council
This campaign, created by Ad Council in 2015, is a timeless celebration of love in…

Discover the Five Guiding Principles

Grateful Living is supported by guiding pathways, daily practices, habits of mind, 
and behaviors that make us more appreciative and available to life. 

These Five Guiding Principles are touchstones to support your practice:

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Life is a Gift

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Everything is Surprise

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The Ordinary Is Extraordinary

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Appreciation Is Generative

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Love is transformative

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Articles

What is the Difference Between Gratitude and Grateful Living?

by The Grateful Living Team
Gratitude comes easily when things are going well, but how can you connect with gratitude…
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Articles

What is Gratitude?

by The Grateful Living Team
Gratitude is one of the latest yellow brick roads in our individual preoccupation with the…
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…
Collections

Celebrating Black Poets

by The Grateful Living Team
In celebration of Black History Month, we offer this expanded, moving collection of work by…
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…
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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…
Bright Lights/Young Lives

Bright Lights/Young Lives: Jamarr

by The Grateful Living Team
In this short video, Jamarr Hall shares his story of finding gratefulness through everyday moments,…
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Collections

Guided Grateful Living Practices

by The Grateful Living Team
An explore-at-your-leisure collection of guided gratefulness practices created by the Grateful Living team and our…
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Collections

New Year Transformation: Resources for the Journey

by The Grateful Living Team
May this collection of resources help to support you in welcoming the new year with…