Watch videos with subtitles in your language, upload your videos, create your own subtitles! Click here to learn more on "how to Dotsub"

1 (1 Likes / 0 Dislikes)
“A Good Day” Read by David Steindl-Rast You think this is just another day in your life It’s not just another day it’s the one day that is given to you today It’s given to you It’s a gift It’s the only gift that you have right now And the only appropriate response is gratefulness If you do nothing else but to cultivate that response to the great gift that this unique day is if you learn to respond as if it were the first day in your life and the very last day then you will have spent this day very well. Begin by opening your eyes and be surprised that you have eyes you can open. That incredible array of colors that is constantly offered to us for pure enjoyment Look at the sky We so rarely look at the sky We so rarely note how different it is from moment to moment with clouds coming and going We just think of the weather And even of the weather we don’t think of all the many nuances of weather We just think of good weather and bad weather This day right now has unique weather Maybe a kind that will never exactly in that form come again The formation of clouds in the sky will never be the same that it’s right now Open your eyes Look at that Look at the faces of people whom you meet Each one has an incredible story behind their face A story that you could never fully fathom Not only their own story but the story of their ancestors We all go back so far And in this present moment on this day all the people you meet all that life from generations and from so many places all over the world flows together and meets you here like a life-giving water if you only open your heart and drink Open your heart to the incredible gifts that civilization gives to us You flip a switch and there is electric light You turn a faucet and there is warm water and cold water and drinkable water It’s a gift that millions and millions in the world will never experience So, these are just a few of an enormous number of gifts to which we can open your heart And so I wish you that you will open your heart to all these blessings and let them flow through you that everyone whom you will meet on this day will be blessed by you just by your eyes by your smile by your touch Just by your presence Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you And then it will really be a good day

Video Details

Duration: 5 minutes and 34 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: None
Views: 541
Posted by: turiyatita on May 22, 2012

This video, featuring Brother David, a highly-respected Benedictine monk, author and spiritual leader, is a BLESSING to all those with "eyes to see and ears to hear." Look, listen and be inspired by this powerful message on grateful living. Please visit

Caption and Translate

    Sign In/Register for Dotsub to translate this video.