Is there a secret recipe for writing a good letter? I don't think so. There are many creative ways to express gratitude. This is the blueprint I use:
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Yes, you read correctly: I am saying list all the reasons you feel thankless and ungrateful. It's a mental exercise that may prove to be very eye opening.
For a more time-intensive expression of gratitude try this: When was the last time you thought about someone who made an impact on your life? This person could have been your parent or grandparent, a teacher, a coach, a business mentor, or anyone.
Most of the patients who I have taught this simple technique to describe better sleep, better decision making capability and other long-lasting health benefits.
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