40 Days of Gratitude & Kindness

40 Days of Gratitude & Kindness (February 7 - March 18, 2022)

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life invites students, staff, faculty, alumnae and the wider Wellesley community to join us in experiences that multiply gratitude and kindness on our campus and in our world. In a time where gratitude and kindness seem to be in short supply, we intend to share them abundantly with one another through a variety of programs, meditations, experiential opportunities, and conversations exploring both themes. 


We ask the question, What would it look like, feel like, to live rooted in gratitude and express genuine kindness to one another for 40 days? This annual initiative asks our community to consider how living in intentional gratitude and kindness with one another might transform our common experience of this campus. 

By gratitude we mean thankfulness and appreciation for others. By kindness we mean friendly and considerate actions towards others. We believe that gratitude and kindness help us live with less anxiety and lead to mindful and fulfilling life journeys.


Thank you for joining ORSL in an experiment of gratitude and kindness for the common good!

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive” The Dalai Lama

Read more about 40 Days of Gratitude & Kindness in the 2020 Wellesley News article, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life brings 40 Days of Gratitude, written by Taylor Mahlandt.

Calling all current students:

Please share your inspiration for gratitude and kindness by filling out the 40 Days of Gratitude and Kindness Form. What moves you to gratitude and kindness? Is there a book, poem, song, music, TV or movie, story, anecdote, experience, etc. you would like to share? Inspirations will be shared via the ORSL Instagram.

40 Days of Gratitude & Kindness Calendar 2022