David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful | Video on TED.com

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.

Jim Manske’s insight:
Now, we set aside one day of the year to focus on gratitude, kinda like a Memorial Day for thankfulness. I look forward to the moment when gratitude is so deep in our ongoing expereince that we need a day to remember, with a sense of wispy relief, that once upon a time we struggled with feeling separate and unhappy…We can call it Jackalmas.