Finding peace of heart – peace in your heart that transcends all the hurt and fear – doesn’t need to be difficult. It may be a slow process, an on-going process, but beginning is closer than you might believe.


We are never more than one grateful thought

away from peace of heart.

~ Brother David Steindl-Rast


Yes, that’s one way to begin to find peace in your heart.

Peace of heart.

We can be so caught up in all the things and experiences we don’t have, that we overlook all we can be thankful for in our lives. In 2020 I put up a document here on PositiveThanksLiving with 30 prompts to examine some of the ways in which we can be thankful. I’ve even incorporated those prompts in my crafting and made a “gratitude” folio.

But there’s a catch…

You (we) must DO it to find peace of heart…


Gratitude. Thankfulness. Doing it…


Some people record three items in a journal at night before they sleep. That works.

Other people pray and give thanks to God in every prayer. As a husband and wife team who follows Christ as our example, Rob and I live by this instruction.

Other people read or watch videos to explore gratefulness and remind themselves… thereby they can cultivate peace of heart.

Some play the penny game. What’s that you ask? They place 10 tokens in one pocket (or in a specific spot) and everytime they think of something to be thankful for, they move it from the one pocket to the other. They can’t go to sleep until all the pennies (or tokens) have been moved.

What about you?

Have you tried focusing more on thankfulness? How?

(More than usual, more than ever, deeper, expansive gratefulness.)

How do you practice being grateful?

Need some motivation?

Well,… Today is a gift.

It’s the only gift we all share,

and the only appropriate response is being thankful to have another opportunity to live

Begin by opening your eyes.

Firstly, you can be thankful you can see…

How do you develop peace of heart? Is it easy for you? If you struggle to keep peace in your heart, try doing more of this...

If you want to download and make your own copy of the tag above, click HERE.

It’s a free PDF to print for your personal use.


you can download the image as a phone “wallpaper”

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Want to listen and watch to this post? click the video below or go to YouTube

Want to read more? Here’s another post I wrote from something Br. David Steindl-Rast said. David Steindl-Rast is a Catholic Benedictine Monk, who has divided his time between periods of hermit’s life and extensive lecture tours on five continents.