The end of each year is rich with opportunities to reconnect with what we hold sacred in our lives, engage in meaningful rituals, reflect on what truly matters, and open ourselves to the beautiful mystery of what is to come. This collection of practices, reflections, music, and more has been handpicked by the Grateful Living team to inspire your holiday season. Allow these resources — and the holidays — to truly nourish you and your loved ones.

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…
Yellow circles drawn on black pavement with chalk and the words "and so I chose to begin again" in the middle

New Year Transformation: Resources for the Journey

by The Grateful Living Team
May this collection of resources help to support you in welcoming the new year with…

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…

Gratefulness and the Power of Radical Sufficiency

by Kristi Nelson
Separated from what matters, we more easily get caught in the “more is better” mentality…
Group of people watching a sunset in the mountains

Nourishing Seasonal Practices

by The Grateful Living Team
A collection of guided practices for staying centered during the holidays or enhancing your experience…
Person lighting white candles lined up in a row in a windowsill

The Renewing Power of Ritual

by Fabiana Fondevila
While doing any activity we cherish or find significant, we can stop and ask ourselves:…

Rededication: 8 Teachings and Practices for Hanukkah

by Rabbi Yael Levy
In Rededication, we are invited to lift up the light for the well-being of all…
Stories of Grateful Living

Grateful for Kwanzaa

by Beverly Blacksher
My sense of gratefulness deepens as the festive nature of the holidays extends into my…


by Barbara Crooker
The amaryllis bulb, dumb as dirt, inert, how can anything spring from this clod, this…

World of Color: Winter Dreams Virtual Choir – “Glow”

by Eric Whitacre
Eric Whitacre’s stunning choral piece “Glow” — sung by a “virtual choir” of hundreds of…

More Ways to Share Gratefulness During the Holidays

  • Make a donation to our year-end campaign in someone’s honor
  • Watch A Grateful Day and share it with friends and family
  • Share your love and gratitude this holiday season by sending one of our free holiday eCards. Take advantage of our scheduling feature — write and schedule holiday greetings and New Year wishes in advance, and we handle the online delivery. Share your love freely!
  • Use our Conversation Starters to spark meaningful connection with someone you love
  • Visit our Practice Space and respond to our Daily Question

Photo by Jessica Furtney