A film by Gnarly Bay.

"All of us want to be happy…by experiencing, by becoming aware that every moment is a given moment – it is a gift! You haven't earned it. You haven't brought it about in any way. You have no way of assuring that there will be another moment given to you. Grateful living - that's the most valuable thing that can ever be given to us." In this beautiful video, our friends from Gnarly Bay have used audio from Brother David Steindl-Rast's TED talk: "Want to be Happy? Be Grateful" to illustrate Brother David's grateful living practice "Stop. Look. Go."


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  • Lea

    Thank you. :)

  • Kathy

    The simplicity of it, the beauty, peacefulness of nature and the message. I need to stop, realize that I have to be more grateful for every moment, look at the beauty surrounding me, then go on in a kinder, gentler, more loving way. Thank you

  • Joanna

    I've seen the TED talk before. This beautiful video serves as a great visual companion to the words spoken. The people in the video look very happy, too.

  • Michael

    Great pics. Nice music and words. Good reminder to live in the present. I liked Paul's comment that,at the end of life, God might ask how was heaven.

  • Johnny

    That everyday is a gift! I had to have bad things happen before I stopped and said wait a minute I am alive be happy and grateful.

  • Mildred Atendido

    ,that once in awhile, in the gift of life given to us we must stop in order to see the real beauty of it; to look in order to have a deeper understanding of it; and to go again in order to chase what's next after that.

  • Lorraine

    The call to be ... How simple! I need to let go of the tiny little things that occupy so much of the day, and instead to focus on the big picture of where I am in the universe - and to recognize that my little preoccupations are not that important and stand in the way of appreciating the present moment.

  • Paul J Endresen

    The acknowledgement of living; the reminder that at the end of life God may ask, "So, how was heaven?"

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Here's to stopping. Looking. And then going. Breathe in Breathe out. And David's TED is definitely worth watching. thank you I needed the reminder today to be a bit more grateful as we dig out of the snowstorm. :)Usually I am quite centered in gratitude each day and it helps tremendously to reframe so many situations. :) HUGS from my heart to all of yours.

  • mj

    Ihave always felt I had to be doing something (work wise) After watching this video I realize that just being in this world and appreciating all its beauty and my life is what is really all it is about. Thanks for the video.And I also love his voice.

  • brad

    In addition to this beautiful video, watching the full TED talk of Brother David Steindl-Ross explaining the Stop. Look. and Go. was super-helpful to me. He elaborates and explains it to full extent, and it is very inspiring.

  • DC

    Calmness in the voice, the simplicity to stop, look and go. Grateful living, thank you.

  • Sherry

    I have been "doing" all my life (67 years so far). However, since I retired from my nursing job, the concept of just "being" has entered my life. I find myself stoping a lot and it that pause, I take in so much I use to take for granted. It is the remembering to stop that is the challenge at times. But, some special moments just scream for me to stop and take it all in. Thanks for this video.

  • Kathy Kearns

    I am still taking it in and processing it. I love his voice.

  • Richard Tidyman

    It has taken me about 60 years to get the the point where it is okay to stop and take in the scenery. I used to think I had to be "doing" something. Now I'm learning it's okay to just "be" and enjoy. What is life with out enjoyment...pretty bleek.

  • Brian

    Thanks Guys. Yup. Gratitude is the greener side. Patience is the essence of the process. Seeing the world through the eyes of love heals us...peace on Earth...1

  • Shannon Farley

    Beautiful video to visualize this rich and powerful message. So simple and pure. Thank you for reminding me so poignantly to stop, look, and go. Made me want to travel to Maine too!

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