Explore the relationship between joy and gratefulness through this curated collection of resources.


The Joy of Imperfection

by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
Want to be happy? Be grateful…and watch this delightful video! A short, playful glimpse at…

Hokusai Says

by Roger S. Keyes
Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious.…

Digging Deeper

For continued exploration of cultivating joy, dive into these additional resources.

Sunlight reflecting on dark blue water


by Mary Oliver
Every day I see or hear something that more or less kills me  with delight,…
Round lights hanging in a tree at night

Gratefully Navigating the Holidays

by Joe Primo, Grateful Living
Holidays can elicit awe, joy, connection, hope, and memories. However, their nourishment can also be…
Close up of a woman with her hand on the head of a brown horse


by Reflections of Life
In this short film, Lisa Smith shares her story of coming to know the meaningful…
Silhouhette of a man jumping over a body of water with a reflection during golden hour

The Fearless Dive: Grateful Without Conditions

by Joe Primo, Grateful Living
This essay explores how placing conditions on gratefulness limits joy and how discovering meaning empowers…
An older man hugging a dog with text that reads, "Heaven on Earth"

Heaven on Earth

by Reflections of Life
“Being grateful for everything that’s happened…the good and the bad…shifts my perspective. It moves me…
A bee on a purple and yellow flower, amidst others

The Ordinary is Extraordinary: Guided Meditation

by The Grateful Living Team
This short meditation offers an invitation to walk through your days taking nothing for granted,…