Amy Kulesa, Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates and retreat presenter, will guide a day of spiritual gratitude this Saturday. “This contemplative retreat day will focus on the essential and healing properties of gratitude in the spiritual life.” (Click here to learn more. There is still space available.)

So, today we reflect on gratitude, especially as we approach a season of thanksgiving. Take a quiet moment to read and reread these quotes of wisdom. Then, enjoy this popular, but very inspirational video below. We’ve found that even if it’s the 10th time you’ve watched, its meaning is profound. May you be filled with gratitude for the gift of today.


In happy moments, PRAISE GOD. In difficult moments, SEEK GOD. In quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. In painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD. ~Rick Warren

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us — and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. ~Thomas Merton