It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.

cover of May Cause Happiness - child reaching up to the sun by Helen Siegl

Through his books, talks, and writings, Br. David has shared the blessings of the thankful heart with millions. With this uncommon journal, he invites you to find greater depth and joy amid your daily challenges and burdens.

These visually inspiring pages invite you to spark your own thankfulness when feeling weary or numb, transform your “dismissible” moments into fresh delights, dance with both the light and dark you encounter, and merge with the stream of the natural world.

“The mystic is not a special kind of human being,” writes Br. David, “rather, every human being is a special kind of mystic.” No matter how ordinary you might feel, May Cause Happiness opens portals to the extraordinary within and all around you to be revisited again and again.

May Cause Happiness: A Gratitude Journal

Br. David Steindl-Rast