Journey Toward Gratefulness
Featured Guest: Diana Butler Bass Author of Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks
Retreat Guide: Kristi Nelson Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living
We know that gratitude is good, but many of us find it hard to sustain a meaningful life of gratefulness. Four out of five Americans report feeling gratitude on a regular basis, but those private feelings seem disconnected from larger concerns of our public lives. In Grateful, cultural observer and theologian Diana Butler Bass takes on this “gratitude gap” and offers up surprising, relevant, and powerful insights to practice gratitude.
Based on the work of Br. David Steindl-Rast, Kristi Nelson teaches that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. Through self-reflective exercises, practices, and discussion, this retreat explores how gratitude can be a proactive approach to every moment, not simply a reaction to certain moments.
Music: Fran McKendree and River Guerguerian
Your personal copy of The Guidebook to Grateful Living is included in your registration fee. Registration fee includes conference fees, materials, 6 meals, and 2 night’s lodging.