Gratitude

Gratitude

By Trent Gilliss September 04, 2014

Our executive editor pulls together a mix of live events, sneak previews, and words from some of our favorite thinkers and columnists who make this world a better place to become.

By Trent Gilliss July 01, 2014

Taking you around the globe with a glimpse into oddities and joys of daily life in Oman, a gay man in New York City tells about an Oklahoma moment, a pastor reflects on gratitude and Cartesian anxiety, and an intern shows you what it take to produce the show.

By Parker J. Palmer June 25, 2014

Parker Palmer draws on the words of two poets to remind us that we must embrace receptivity and gratitude to live a full life.

By Mariah Helgeson May 15, 2014

As the narrative of Noah and the flood resurfaces in pop culture, a poetic midrash by Elie Wiesel.

By Trent Gilliss May 12, 2014

The best of the week — including an invitation to communal song, forest music from Schumann, words of gratitude and grace from Mary Oliver, and the manifold gifts of a storyteller.

By Parker J. Palmer May 06, 2014

Parker Palmer turns to a famous Mary Oliver poem to remind him to be grateful for the "family of things."

By Shari Motro April 11, 2014

How does one leave home in peace? Shari Motro reflects on how we all can find our way back, using the abundant lessons of the relationship between Pharaoh and Moses in the Exodus story. On the other side of it all, forgiveness and gratitude resides.

By Jeanne Bishop November 28, 2013

To be so far from want that we wish others to be partakers of our plenty is something for which to give thanks writes a Chicago public defender on this Thanksgiving day.

By Trent Gilliss November 09, 2013

KindSpring creates a project to celebrate all that we have to be thankful for with the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge. What are you thankful for?

By Trent Gilliss October 06, 2013

A striking photo paired with a grounding thought from Thich Nhat Hanh on gratitude.

June 22, 2013

Watch Stephen Colbert's moving tribute to his mother, offering insights into his mother's Roman Catholic faith and her deeply held values of gratitude, family, and fun.

May 14, 2013

A powerful Zen parable teaching us about compassion and gratitude in the face of death.

December 01, 2012

Do we stop caring when there's no hope? Moving past the headlines with personal stories that create a human connection, an emotional connection.

November 25, 2012

A week of gratitude for our many gifts: from Walter Rauschenbusch's gorgeous prayer to Thich Nhat Hanh's guiding dharma talk.

March 30, 2012

In this animated video, Hanan Harchol explores a Jewish folktale as a source of reflection on the connection between happiness and gratitude.

June 23, 2008

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Each day I read the e-mails you send us about how you experience the work we do here. Some days, when the inbox is flooded with generic promotional materials for authors who have published books like The Bad Breath Bible, it can feel a chore. More often, however, I am inspired by the very personal messages you send about this program (both its finest points and its flaws).

The e-mails that include moving personal stories, or that articulate the value of the show in a way none of us ever could, shoot around our inboxes with messages attached like, “Nice reflection on something we’ve been thinking about,” or “So good to get this now,” on a day when things aren’t going so hot.

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