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Dear Self Meditation: Gratitude and Self-Love

by Alex Elle
In this beautiful meditation, Alex Elle asks us to reflect on the question “What do…

When Savoring a Pleasant Moment Is a Radical Act

by Ari Honarvar
Ari Honarvar collaborates with Musical Ambassadors of Peace to help build music and poetry bridges…

Discover the Five Guiding Principles

Grateful Living is supported by guiding pathways, daily practices, habits of mind, 
and behaviors that make us more appreciative and available to life. 

These Five Guiding Principles are touchstones to support your practice:

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Life is a Gift

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Everything is Surprise

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The Ordinary Is Extraordinary

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Appreciation Is Generative

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Love is transformative

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Stories of Grateful Living

Gratitude for Shedding

by Alex Elle
In this story of Grateful Living, Alex Elle shares insight on how gratefulness relates to…
Grateful Voices

Grateful Voices: Claire

by The Grateful Living Team
In this short film, Claire shares her story of deafness, defiance, grit, and gratitude.
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Seek Silence

by Green Renaissance
“Do not fear silence, make peace with silence, for it is in the quiet moments…
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Watch the Recording: New Website Sneak Peek

by The Grateful Living Team
We’ve been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the new online home for…
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News & Announcements

2022 Community Survey: How Does Gratefulness Make a Difference?

by The Grateful Living Team
We care deeply about serving you well. Understanding and meeting the needs of those who seek…
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Community Reflections

Community Reflections: Seeds of Hope

by The Grateful Living Community
Our community reflects on the question “What seeds of hope am I actively planting and…

Mantragold – “Gratitude”

by Mantragold
We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the sounds and sights of this…
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Stories of Grateful Living

Connecting Gratitude and Creativity

by Margaret Alvarez
In this story of Grateful Living, Margaret Alvarez shares how her habit of writing gratitude…
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Treasuring the Body

by The Grateful Living Team
The terrain of the body and mind offer us an infinite basis for practice and…