Jump Start Gratitude Exercise

Before you begin, please rate how happy you feel right now on a scale from 1-10.

Bring to mind someone for whom you feel very grateful. Take a pen and paper and write a letter telling them: 1) how you feel, 2) why you feel that way, and 3) how much they mean to you. 

Once you have finished writing the letter, contact the person and read it directly to them. You may need to get creative and use voice mail, but make sure it is spoken. 

If there is no way to do this, read it out loud to someone you trust to listen with care and compassion.

Once you are complete, please rate on a scale from 1-10 how happy you feel.

 

Learn about the broader results of this experiment by watching the video below:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

”When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.
— Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th Century Mystic Poet