Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To be grateful is to be happy and grateful for what you have. When you are grateful, you are usually more positive and happier.

  • She was so grateful to have been repaid for her loan in such a short time.
  • Being grateful has a positive effect on your mood.

When something bad happens to you, it's called misfortune. Misfortune can be anything from getting a bad grade to getting involved in a car accident.

  • She was unlucky enough to get a bad grade on her test.
  • The car accident was unlucky for all of the people involved.

Drinkable means that something is safe to drink. You can drink a drinkable paint, for example, without worrying about the chemicals that are in it.

  • The drinkable paint is safe to drink, and it won't damage your skin.
  • The drinkable ink is safe to drink, and it won't damage your documents.

To revolutionize something is to change it completely. When the government starts to revolutionize, they are changing the way that the country is run.

  • The government is trying to revolutionize the education system.
  • The company is trying to revolutionize the way that they do business.

Mushroomed is an adjective that is used to describe something that has grown in a strange or unexpected way. When you say that something has mushroomed, you are describing it in terms of how it has changed or grown.

  • The fungus had mushroomed on the tree, and it was starting to spread.
  • The company's sales have mushroomed since they started using the new marketing strategy.