TED: Want to be happy? Be grateful.

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The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. This video is an inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

It is not happiness that makes us grateful. It’s gratefulness that makes us happy.

Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, meditates and writes on “the gentle power” of gratefulness.