Explore the relationship between joy and gratefulness through this curated collection of resources.


The Joy of Imperfection

by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB
Want to be happy? Be grateful…and watch this delightful video! A short, playful glimpse at…

Hokusai Says

by Roger S. Keyes
Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious.…

Digging Deeper

For continued exploration of cultivating joy, dive into these additional resources.


Mantragold – “Gratitude”

by Mantragold
We invite you to take a moment to enjoy the sounds and sights of this…
Margaret Alvarez of My Artsy Coach
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…
A vibrant rainbow above mountains in a dark sky

Discovering Joy in Hard Times

by The Grateful Living Team
When we attune to life’s gifts and pause to appreciate them, we can open ourselves…

The Beauty of Living

by Green Renaissance
In this short film, Annie Norgarb exemplifies waking up grateful through her reverence for ordinary…
shadow of window and blinds on a dark wall with a silhouetted house plant


by Ross Gay
A powerful essayette from Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights.

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…