“Any book that reminds us that life is a gift, is a gift in itself. This book is a true gift.” — Jack Kornfield, best-selling author of No Time like the Present and A Path with Heart
“Everyday Gratitude overflows with an abundance of blessings for all of us.” — Lynne Twist, best-selling author of The Soul of Money
From the internationally renowned Network for Grateful Living comes this inspiring gift book for everyone looking to increase their daily dose of gratitude and make a difference for others.
A Network for Grateful Living is a global organization offering online and community-based educational programs and practices that inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living and catalyze the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility. They can be found online at gratefulness.org.
The Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, Kristi Nelson has spent more than 20 years immersed in the rewarding work of non-profit leadership, fundraising, and organizational development. Faced with her mortality and Stage IV cancer at age 33, Nelson was overcome by how grateful she felt every ensuing day that she did not die. An avid mindfulness practitioner, she realized that she wanted to take the deep awareness of meditation and apply it to every moment of her life, combined with lived joy and gratitude for the gifts of another day. In 2001, Nelson started a values-based fundraising, consulting, training, and leadership coaching company, and in this capacity worked with organizations such as the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Spirit in Action, Wisdom 2.0, and The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, among others. Nelson was also the founding Director of the Soul of Money Institute with Lynne Twist, Director of Development at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Director of Development and Community Relations for the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Nelson holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Leadership Studies from Harvard University. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her family.
As a scholar, writer, and social activist, Brother David Steindl-Rast has shared messages of peace, interfaith dialogue, social justice, and environmental stewardship worldwide for more than 50 years in spoken and written word that is both thoughtful and occasionally infused with beauty, wonderment, and wit. His TEDtalk Want to Be Happy? Be Grateful has garnered over 5 million views and thousands of people a day tap into the interactive online community he co-founded, A Network for Grateful Living, for information and guidance on the transformative power of gratefulness as a mindfulness practice.