Paul Fromont points to a TED talk by photographer Louie Schwartzberg. Schwartzberg introduces a film project he’s working on by means of a wonderful short film narrated by Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast, author of Gratefulness: The Heart of Prayer, a profound book that that has touched many.
“This moving gift book truly stirs gratitude for the gift of life and the everyday wonder and beauty of nature. It pairs one of today’s most uplifting poems—the Internet phenomenon “A Good Day,” written by revered spiritual leader Brother David Steindl-Rast—with images by acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. Perfect for graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays—or just as a gift for someone you love—this inspirational package includes not just the book but a DVD with two short films by Schwarztberg (including Gratitude) and Brother David’s own A Good Day video. The last page has a link to the “A Good Day” audio track, which you can use to create your own video or slide show on what you are grateful for.”