So you think this is just another day in your life? It’s not just another day. It is the one day that is given to you…today.-Br. David Steindl-Rast
8 Reasons the World Needs A Grateful Day
- It’s needed. People around the globe report increasing levels of stress. Studies show that not only does being grateful feel good and promote pro-social behavior, it is also good for our hearts, our relationships, our sleep and it reduces stress. Gratefulness is an antidote to the woes of the world.
- It’s quick. At just 5-minutes long, this video is a brief but effective tonic.
- It’s soothing. This short video stops us in our tracks and calms our nervous systems with gentle music and the voice of Benedictine monk, Br. David Steindl-Rast. It offers a gentle reminder to look around and notice the everyday gifts of our lives.
Practices and Questions for A Grateful Day
In considering tools for living gratefully, we have created a set of practices and questions to accompany and enrich your experience of A Grateful Day. We encourage you to watch the video, try these practices and reflect on the questions on your own, with family and friends or in a Grateful Gatherings group.
Discover the practices and questions…
More About A Grateful Day
In 2006, some friends arranged to have Br. David Steindl-Rast record a short meditation about gratefulness…the words that Br. David spontaneously offered that day were an exquisite outpouring of his heart. Read more…