I am so glad you have made it! The fact that you are here tells me you have felt that inner pull calling you to connect with something outside of yourself, something more lasting.
Whether you are exploring how to experience more gratitude in your life for the first time, or you already have a dedicated Gratitude Practice, it is my highest hope that these next seven weeks will deepen your relationship with the world in profoundly beautiful and uplifting ways.
But first thing's first. Below, you will find the link to download the first installment of the printable workbook that you will use as a guide throughout this 7-week journey. Each week, there will be a new installment to download, so be sure you do that first thing! You can compile all the weeks as you go and watch your journey unfold.
Alternatively, a dedicated journal in which you can work through all the workbook exercises works well, too. Either way, when you are done, you will have something tangible and very personal to revisit when you want to reconnect with the insights and practices you've picked up along the way.
What is your current relationship with gratitude?
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going, and above all, being grateful.
Among other things, this hugely popular TED Talk highlights simple steps toward a shift in perspective that anyone can follow. Enjoy as this gentle, wise soul shares his wisdom in a beautifully engaging talk.
by Mary Oliver
Be still, my soul, and steadfast.
Earth and heaven both are still watching
though time is draining from the clock
and your walk, that was confident and quick,
has become slow.
So, be slow if you must, but let
the heart still play its true part.
Love still as once you loved, deeply
and without patience. Let God and the world
know you are grateful.
That the gift has been given.
HEART AND GRATITUDE
by Rebecca Navarre
There are ones out there in the night, that
care enough to think twice. About beauty, creation,
God, and life. With heart, deeper than the golden
sunset, that brings the soul light. When people are
kind to each other nice. Words can be like a song
that strikes, in dark hours. Bringing such comfort
and sight. A match, making the world a little bit
warmer. A little bit more bright.