Staff Picks

Begin your journey with this curated collection of Staff Picks.
Check back often as we update our selection.

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…
Music

Grateful: A Love Song to the World

by Empty Hands Music
Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world…

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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Collections

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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Programs & Events

Cultivating the Sacred — Online Mini-Retreat

by The Grateful Living Team
Join us for a 75-minute online retreat focused on cultivating sacredness in your life with…
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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?”
Practices

Light A Candle – 12 Days, 12 Values

by The Grateful Living Team
This 12-day practice offers an invitation to light a candle each day for one of…
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Poetry

in praise of i don’t know

by Maya Stein
Mostly, what washes up at the beach isn’t whole, though our eyes are peeledfor the…
Videos

Trust in Love

by Green Renaissance
“It’s time to put the fear down and to pick up the heart and light…
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News & Announcements

Br. David’s 2022 Thanksgiving Letter: Celebrating Bonds Without Bounds

by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
Br. David Steindl-Rast’s 2022 Thanksgiving letter urges us to place more importance on the bonds…
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Practices

Nourishing Seasonal Practices

by The Grateful Living Team
A collection of guided practices for staying centered during the holidays or enhancing your experience…
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Practices

7-Day Gratitude Journey

by The Grateful Living Team
This guided journey — created in collaboration with our partners at Holstee and hosted on…