The true spirit of Thanksgiving offers us an opportunity to ritualize and reflect on what it means to live gratefully, every day. This collection of Thanksgiving blessings, practices, and reflections has been handpicked by the Grateful Living team to inspire your holiday gatherings.

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News & Announcements

Br. David’s 2022 Thanksgiving Letter: Celebrating Bonds Without Bounds

by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
Br. David Steindl-Rast’s 2022 Thanksgiving letter urges us to place more importance on the bonds…
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Nourishing Seasonal Practices

by The Grateful Living Team
A collection of guided practices for staying centered during the holidays or enhancing your experience…

Grateful Living Conversation Starters

by The Grateful Living Team
Questions to spark meaningful conversations at holiday gatherings and other occasions throughout the year.

Thanksgiving Blessings

by The Grateful Living Team
A collection of blessings, prayers, and invocations from diverse traditions.

Thanksgiving Address – Skä•noñh

by Great Law of Peace Center
A beautiful video exploring aspects of the Thanksgiving Address and the ways that the Haudenosaunee…
News & Announcements

Make Gratitude A Center-Peace This Thanksgiving Season

by Kristi Nelson
How to gather with people whose opinions and ideologies differ from ours, and to find…
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Audio Clips

Giver of All Good Gifts (audio)

by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
A Thanksgiving prayer offered by Br. David and accompanied by Gary Malkin’s inspired music.

More Ways to Share Gratefulness this Thanksgiving

  • Brighten someone’s day with a message of gratitude, care or celebration from our collection of Thanksgiving eCards
  • Offer a blessing, prayer, or apprecation with our virtual Light a Candle feature
  • Visit our Practice Space and respond to our Daily Question
  • Watch A Grateful Day and share it with friends and family

And we would love to hear from you! Please share any ideas you might have to deepen our experience and appreciation of Thanksgiving in the reflection area below.

Photo by Anastase Maragos

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