- About Us
- Brother David
Living gratefully means daring to live through not only good times, but even through our troubles and confusion. As Rainer Maria Rilke says in his Letters to a Young Poet, “The point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
Check out what's
A Good Day – You think this is just another day…but is it? (Video)
Light a Candle – Light a candle for a friend's birthday, for peace on earth, or to have a moment of quiet joy or sadness just for you. You can even send your candle for free to a friend!
Labyrinth – For centuries, people have walked through labyrinths as a way of exploring how near or far we really are to our heart's desires and our goals. This labyrinth has surprise quotes and pictures that pop up and guide you on your way.
E-cards – Is someone’s birthday coming up? Want to tell someone you love them or celebrate a special time?
Angels of the Hours – “Back in the day,” people used to take little breaks at dawn, noon, dusk, bedtime, and other points in the day to give thanks. You can, too!
Calendar - Enrich your life by tuning in to the joyful vibrations of different cultures on their days of celebration.
Gratefulnews - “The world is full of happy people, but no one ever hears of them. You have to fight and make a scandal to get into the papers.” Here is your chance to hear good news: Every day people like you build a grateful world through acts of creativity and compassion.
QBox - Ask us a question about gratefulness! We will do our best to answer.
Videos and things to learn
Grateful: A Love Song to the World - Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful song, a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. New!
The Science of Happiness - What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? Check out this experiment about the joy of expressing gratitude.
Children Beyond, with Tina Turner, Regula Curti, and Dechen Shak-Dagsay (mp3 downloads) - Listen to beautiful samples of songs from many religious traditions, sung by young people. You can view the workshop out of which these songs arose here.
Childish Gambino - Donald Glover was a kid who was dismissed as a nerd. Now a successful comedian and actor, he raps about how he felt as a 13-year-old.
Gratitude Dance - This video shows people of all ages dancing a traditional African dance of gratitude which is sure to get you smile or even get up to dance!
Follow Your Heart (video) - After high school Maggie Doyne took a year off to travel. Her experience inspired her to go back and build an orphanage in India. She now inspires other young people to follow their hearts to change the world.
Things to Learn (video) - Christian Borstlap's playful pictures draw us back to truths we all know deep down.
TakingITGlobal - A social network for youth interested in global issues and creating positive change.
Death and Other Signs of Life - This 8-minute video about a Hospice class for high school students points to the value of every moment in our lives.
FLiP - (Family, Leadership & Innovation Platform) -
Youth Council for Peace and Nonviolence - Where are you from? Why do you consider yourself part of the "Peace Generation"? Read about young people connecting and working together for peace.
What Adults Can Learn from Kids (video) - Adora Svitak talks about creative ideas that adults need to hear and says we should get rid of the word "childish" because it puts down the young.
Severn Suzuki at UN Earth Summit (video) - At the 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil, 12-year-old Severn spoke powerfully on behalf of her generation, reminding adults about the effects of their decisions.
The Moontown Café supports and nurtures poets of all ages with contests, blogs, and forums. Express yourself through poetry and writing!
UNESCO Art Miles Mural Project - Enjoy mural paintings created by all ages that promote peace and understanding amongst cultures throughout the world.
What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens (second edition) by Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles - A guide for you to discover yourself and your future.
ANGeL's goal is to offer you through this website an immediate and intimate experience of living gratefully. In selecting topic resources, as elsewhere, we favor quality over quantity. This page is not meant to be a directory of related websites and organizations. Rather, we have selected a few specific links and readings that we believe are most helpful in getting you in touch with your experience. Of course, the Internet is vast and our knowledge is limited; so if you know of a link or a book that is more helpful than what's listed, be sure to let us know.