HRC Releases a Heartbreaking Tribute

Orlando is more than a vacation destination. Orlando is these divided states, these people. Orlando is us.

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 53 wounded at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman, and the deadliest incident of violence against the LGBT community in US history.

In response, Human Rights Campaign has released a beautiful 18-minute Tribute directed by Emmy Award-winning Ryan Murphy and Ned Martel. With the support of their colleagues, the video features a diverse cast of 49 actors, directors and other entertainment leaders recounting individual stories of the people killed.


“The 49 heroes who lost their lives on June 12 were brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors, boyfriends and girlfriends, husbands and wives. They were mostly young and mostly Latinx. But above all, they were human beings who were loved, and who had hopes and dreams for long, full lives,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.

You can watch the full HRC Tribute video below:

Here at Tribute we were incredibly moved by this video and send our love to the families and friends of each and every Orlando victim.

Video – Andrew Speaking At The Legacy Show

On May 23rd, Andrew had the pleasure of sharing our founding story and mission at The Legacy Show. The show is a new take on storytelling that entertains its listeners while getting them to think about their lives in a brand new way.

The Legacy Of You is an organization dedicated to inspiring people to be the best version of themselves, leave behind a positive legacy, and pursue passions productively. They’re known for choosing speakers and presenters who “gave a middle finger to the status quo” so naturally, we were honored!

He spoke along withs Dion Flynn, a comedian/actor best known as Barack Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Kambri Crews, creator, and operator of Q.E.D.

Check out Andrew’s story, and of course, his passion for #gratitude and spreading #love through #positiverelationships at #TheLegacyShow above.

A Tribute for Brother David

We are excited to announce our collaboration with the team. We are working with philosophical luminaries from around the world to create a Tribute for Brother David Steindl-Rast’s 90th birthday. Brother David has inspired millions of people, to make gratitude a bigger part of their lives and we know that this Tribute will be one of the most influential and far-reaching that we’ve ever created.

Here is Brother David’s seminal TED talk on Gratitude that has been viewed more than 5 million times…

DAVID STEINDL-RAST was born July 12, 1926, in Vienna, Austria, where he studied art, anthropology, and psychology, receiving an MA from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and a PhD from the University of Vienna.Brother David was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University, where he also became the first Roman Catholic to hold the Thorpe Lectureship. He participated in Buddhist-Christian dialogue and studied with Hakkuun Yasutani Roshi, Soen Nakagawa Roshi, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and others. He co-founded the Center for Spiritual Studies in 1968 and received the 1975 Martin Buber Award for his achievements in building bridges between religious traditions. Brother David has contributed chapters or interviews to well over 30 books and was awarded the American Book Award in 1992 for co-authoring Belonging to the Universe.


At present, Brother David pioneers a worldwide Network for Grateful Living, through, which reaches several thousand participants daily from more than 240 countries and territories. He’s helped millions of people and the least we can do is share a little of our gratitude with him.

Check out our article “Tributes From the Heart” below on in which we share our story and talk about the physical, and emotional effects gratitude has on ourselves, our relationships, and furthermore, our life:

“Tributes From the Heart”

We all want a to have a fulfilling life, and Brother David shows us that with a little #learning, #patience, an #openmind and an #openheart, we are all capable of living freely with love.

A Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

It’s a sad truth that war exists, but it does. It’s not pretty, it’s not fun, and it leaves a mark on everyone and everything it touches: soldiers, family, friends, civilians, and the countries in which it takes place.

With the majority of our soldiers abroad, it’s easy to overlook the many acts of bravery and courage that have happened and that continue to happen every day.

When did Memorial Day become about #sales #memorialdayweekend #giveaway? We want to remind people of what it’s all about:

#Patriotism #Sacrifice #Freedom #MemorialDayLove

It’s important to ask ourselves whether we would die for our nation. Whether we could make the ultimate sacrifice, the ultimate act of patriotism for our nation, as many of our brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends as well as many others, have done.

Saying thank you isn’t enough. One day of honor and memorial isn’t enough. Mere words are not enough nor is placing flowers or a flag on a gravestone, but it is the best we can do.

Memorial Day is coming up (May 30th) and Tribute is partnering with Task & Purpose, a news and culture site that offers an outlet for well-written analysis and commentary on veterans and greater military affairs, to send love and respect to those who never left the battlefield.

We have already created a mini highlight reel which you can watch below.

We’re also inviting Task & Purpose followers and anyone else to submit videos recognizing a fallen soldier, or telling us what Memorial Day means to you.

If you’d like to participate simply click on the link below. Take a few minutes to film yourself, and submit the video. We will compile all of the submissions into one final video that will be shared on Task & Purpose and social media throughout Memorial Day.

Here’s the like where you can make your Tribute video >>

Thank you from our entire Tribute Team for helping us make this #MemorialDay a memorable one for all!

Gratitude Interview #4 – Evan Walden of ReWork

Evan Walden is the Co-founder and CEO of ReWork; an organization that’s redefining the very notion of “work.” His company helps exceptional professionals  find meaningful work by matching them to forward-thinking organizations.

At the heart of Evans work is the idea that one shouldn’t have to choose between making money and making a difference.

In this interview, we discuss:

0:30 – How do you answer the question “what do you do?”

1:30 – What advice would you give people trying to find meaningful work?

“When you find meaningful work, you feel so much more alive”

2:40 – If you were to acknowledge one mentor or figure who has been responsible for your growth and development as an entrepreneur, who would that person be?

4:30 – Who is a friend that’s shaped who you are today?

6:00 – Who is one family member who has been one for your greatest teachers and why they’ve been so important to your growth?

7:48 – What is a piece of art or book that’s had a significant impact on your life?

  • @AdamMGrant taught me that successful people give consciously, without the expectation of receiving.”

11:15 – Where can people find out about you and your work?

Tribute at the Cleveland Clinic

In 2015, we started our medical outreach to establish partnerships with hospitals and caretakers around the globe. The response has been resounding and we’re just getting started.

Research shows that strong relationships and emotional support will improve our overall health and ability to heal. This is why it is important to rally a patient’s community behind them while they are in the midst of a difficult medical journey.

On top of this, hospitals have a clear imperative to improve patient satisfaction and Tribute is a simple way to do precisely that. Hospitals who help their patients to feel supported by family and friends will see newfound appreciation from their patients. Patients who receive a Tribute will be more likely to have a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) and this will translate to better scores on HCAHPS and more positive health outcomes. 

in 2014, we delivered our first patient Tribute to Felipe, who had just undergone a major surgery. As soon as he contacted us, we realized the power of Tribute to turn personal connections into meaningful support. You can watch Felipe’s post-operation Tribute here.

Felipe gave us perrmission to share his Tribute so we could spread Tribute into the medical community.

After receiving his Tribute, this was his response to us.

“…I’m speechless that you put this whole thing together. Thank you so much – for lack of better words. I’m just…blown away! I’m just…thank you, this is amazing!”

We are deeply committed to expanding this program in 2016 and beyond and are excited to announce a major opportunity and relationship for Tribute.

We will be keynoting at the Cleveland Clinic’s Patient Experience Summit  on May 17th. The Cleveland Clinic is widely considered to be one of the most patient centric, forward facing medical institutions in the world.

The Patient Experience Summit will bring together more than 3000 patient experience leaders, healthcare CEOs, innovators, nursing leaders, policy makers, major stakeholders and industry experts who are committed to not just the patient or caregiver experience, but also the human experience.

We’re honored to be a part of this amazing group of people and energized to share how gratitude and a motivated community can help us transform healthcare and the way we heal people.

If you are involved in patient care or know anyone that is, we’d love to connect.

You can download our information packet for patient Tributes below.

Information Packet Download Link

If you have any questions, feel free to email us directly at




Gratitude Interview #2 – Hannah Brencher of More Love Letters

Hannah is the founder of The World Needs More Love Letters (MLL), a letter exchange dedicated to connecting strangers across the globe through the art of letter writing. Through MLL, she’s grown her global community  across 6 continents, 59 countries, all 50 states and over 70 college campuses.

As a rising social entrepreneur she’s been named as one of the White House’s “Women Working to Do Good”, TED speaker with over a million views, and a published author whose memoir “If You Find This Letter” will be in bookstores worldwide this March.

Hannah is one of those people that exudes an internal light that you just want to be around. She is honest about her own struggle and it makes her story all the more powerful. We hope you enjoy the chat as much as we did.

In this interview, we discuss:

  • 0:45 – How do you answer the question “what do you do?”
  • 1:47 – Why is this the work that you’ve chosen?
  • 5:24 – What do you now know about running a business that you wish you knew when you were starting out?
  • 7:32 – If you were to acknowledge one mentor or figure who has been largely responsible for your growth and development as an entrepreneur, who would that person be and why?

Tammy Tibbetts of She’s the First

  • 12:15 – If you were to point out one of your family members who has inspired you and contributed to who are as a human being, who would it be and why?
  • 15:50 – Who is a friend that has been one of the largest contributing factors to you being who you are and why?

Eryn Eddy of So Worth Loving

  • 21:34 – How do you show people that they matter?
  • 24:04 – Who is an artist or a creator who has impacted your life and why?
  • 28:07 – What is something you’re really thankful for at the moment, and one thing you’re looking forward to?
  • 30:07 – If you were to say #ILoveYouBecause to your boyfriend, how would you finish that statement?
  • 31:10 – Where can people find you and your work online?