Six Minutes of Gratitude

This video has been on Youtube for almost two years now, so you may already be familiar with it. But if, like me up until Sunday, you’ve never seen it, then give yourself the treat of watching. It’s only about six minutes long, features gorgeous cinematography, a precocious little girl at the beginning who is too cute for words, a great message about gratitude and living in the present, and narration by the Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast. A film by LouieSchwartzberg. Enjoy…

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Marie Thomas

    THANKS for this video ; the pictures and the words …

    A real gift for me today.


  • Kerry Lockerman

    Thank you, Carl.

  • Kimberly Mason

    Amazing. Thank you!

  • Joan Walker

    This is so true, and there is so much more. Love the voice, the words,the pictures and o course the beautiful message. Thanks for sharing, Carl!

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  • Ed Barrera

    The message and photography combined to make today a very special day for me. There is beauty all around us if we will just take notice.

  • Lyle Johnston

    This is life changing for those with an open heart and mind.