A recording and transcript of this conversation – about what it means to live gratefully – are available HERE.

Free Global Conference Call with Kristi Nelson, sponsored by Awakin.org, a project of Service Space
When: Saturday, November 26, 2016 12:00 pm ET – 1:30 pm ET
Listen: Full Recording can be heard at Awakin.org.  Over 200 people were on the call.

“We think of grateful living as a movement,” Kristi says. “[It] has the power to really change the world because we believe that when you live gratefully you are moved to treat other people differently…”

Kristi Nelson

Kristi Nelson

Kristi Nelson distinguishes between grateful living and gratitude. She believes that gratitude is transactional – resulting from an exchange (such as when someone gives you something), with an addictive quality to it because you need more experiences or exchanges to feel more gratitude. Grateful living or gratefulness, by contrast, “is foundational. It is the place where you start. Gratefulness is in the middle of any experience (including loss and illness). The question is ‘what opportunity is here for me? What can I learn from this moment? What can I offer or teach in this moment? Can I experience the great-fullness of possibility in this moment?’ That is very different than gratitude.”