“Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise — then you will discover the fullness of your life.”

Brother David Steindl-Rast

Looking for a way to explore or reconnect with some basic principles of Grateful Living? Try the brand new 7-Day Gratitude Journey, created in collaboration with our partners at Holstee and hosted on their beautiful guided journal app, Reflection.app. Our 7-day practices are typically offered by way of a daily email to all who register. Reflection.app offers a streamlined container and private online journaling space — perfect for those who love a good app or for anyone wanting to try something new! 

The 7-Day Gratitude Journey is a guided, inspirational pathway for Grateful Living, focused on the the foundational principle Life Is a Gift and the following themes:

  • Perspective: Enhance Your Capacity to See Life Anew
  • Wonder: Awaken to the Beauty and Magic of Life
  • Contentment: Notice and Savor Sufficiency
  • Connection: Honor and Nurture Interdependence
  • Healing: Restore Yourself, Restore the World
  • Reflect: Celebrate Your Journey

Each day offers a powerful quote from Br. David Steindl-Rast and other Grateful Living voices, a brief framing, and a guiding question — complete with an additional prompt if you’re feeling stuck!

Pair this practice with our Gratitude Cards, a deck of 100+ questions inspired by our Daily Question series and created in partnership with Holstee. They’re perfect for individual reflection, conversation around the dinner table, and more!

Share Grateful Living with the young people in your life! Even if using an app of any kind is not for you, it may be the perfect way to invite your younger friends and family to begin the transformational journey of Grateful Living. Please consider sharing the opportunity.