Gratitude


Finding Gratitude On This Day of Thanksgiving

If you are finding it hard to find things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving holiday do not despair; you are not alone.  If you feel badly or guilty because you feel ungrateful do not punish yourself for this; you are not alone.  Be kind to your self.  Be gentle […]


21 Day Gratitude Challenge

I know that it may be hard to feel grateful when you are depressed, but I can assure you that there is something to be grateful for.  Even at times when I was in long protracted periods of immense suffering I still could still find things to be grateful for. […]


David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful

Brother David says “If you want to be happy, be grateful” and then he tells us how: STOP-LOOK-GO!

“Every moment is a new gift, over and over again, and if you miss the opportunity of this moment, another moment is given to us, and another moment. We can avail ourselves of this opportunity, or we can miss it, and if we avail ourselves of the opportunity, it is the key to happiness. Behold the master key to our happiness in our own hands. Moment by moment…
Does that mean that we can be grateful for everything? Certainly not. We cannot be grateful for violence, for war, for oppression, for exploitation. On the personal level, we cannot be grateful for the loss of a friend, for unfaithfulness, for bereavement. But I didn’t say we can be grateful for everything. I said we can be grateful in every given moment for the opportunity, and even when we are confronted with something that is terribly difficult, we can rise to this occasion and respond to the opportunity that is given to us. It isn’t as bad as it might seem. Actually, when you look at it and experience it, you find that most of the time, what is given to us is opportunity to enjoy, and we only miss it because we are rushing through life and we are not stopping to see the opportunity.” – Brother David Steindl-Rast

Brother David Steindl-Rast