Gratitude Mindfulness Mini Retreat

If the only Prayer you ever say in your entire life is “Thank You” that will be enough.  

-Meister Eckhart

Join us in the beautiful space of Well of Mercy to focus on gratitude and thankfulness.  This afternoon is a time to slow down, take a deep breath and immerse yourself in mindful appreciation and gratitude.

Begin the day with a gentle guided meditation to nourish and ground the body and mind.  With time to reflect and journal, you will also have additional guided meditations for opening the heart of compassion and appreciative joy.  Retreat time (sprinkled throughout the afternoon) will offer an opportunity for a mindful nature walk and some free time to explore the beauty of nature at The Well.

Lastly, you will create an earth mandala from nature items collected during the nature walks.  A reminder to immerse yourself in mindful appreciation and gratitude, no matter how big or how small.

Meet the Presenter

Susan Bednarick

Susan Bednarick is a passionate facilitator and student of creating spiritual space to nurture, strengthen and celebrate the unique Light in each of us. Susan is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Sounds True and the Awareness Training Institute, certified Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and currently studying with National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Wellness Coach.  She enjoys volunteering at Well offering programs such as this.

Want to Extend Your Stay?

Contact our office at 704-539-5449 to inquire about overnight reservation openings in conjunction with this event.

Office hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am-5pm.  704-539-5449


If you would like to attend this event but are financially unable to do so, you may request Retreat Mercy. There are a few partial scholarships available.

Wait List

If this event is sold out, you can be added to the Waitlist by emailing our office at with your name and retreat title.

Cancellation Policy

Well of Mercy is a ministry of hospitality and healing sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

Begins: November 8, 2023 @1PM
Ends: November 8, 2023 @ 4:30PM

Maximum Attendees: 12

Cost: $55

All content found on Well of Mercy's website is intended as suggestions for independent spiritual exploration and is not meant to be prescriptive. Before beginning a practice, or engaging in an activity that may affect mental and/or physical health, please discuss any concerns with an appropriate medical or mental health provider.