“Grateful living gives our hearts wide wings and stamina for the journey…”
~ Kristi Nelson, Wake Up Grateful
How might a single moment…the day ahead…even one’s whole life be transformed by gratefulness? What is possible when we learn to live gratefully not only in times of abundance and ease, but also in times of uncertainty and struggle?
As we approach the close of 2020, our connection to one another and to life itself has been made particularly poignant. The Covid-19 pandemic has magnified not only the interdependence of our well-being and survival, but the global weave of our losses and grief. In the face of this shared sorrow — a sorrow that only compounds our concern for the planet, political strife, and our individual struggles — what role does gratefulness play? What is possible when we allow ourselves to lean into the practice of grateful living no matter our circumstances?
We invite you to join us for a weeklong practice centered on five illuminating pathways to perspective that lie at the heart of the Stop.Look.Go approach to Grateful Living. We’ll launch the week with a personal video from Kristi Nelson, our executive director and author of Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted. The following days will offer inspiration and exercises from the book that expand our capacity to embrace poignancy, invite peak awareness, acknowledge privilege and plenty, align with our principles, and open to pleasure — all in service of animating our imagination and energy for what is possible.
We hope you’ll join us for this week of exploration. While it’s true that we’re bound together in struggle, we are also bound to one another in our capacity for resilience, wonder, courage, and gratitude.