by Carrie Jurney DVM DACVIM (Neuro)
So, I was googling a bit about gratitude and came across this article.
So, one of the techniques recommended is of course the gratitude journal, which we are all doing together in the comments of this post every week. Which is awesome.
But another thing they recommended is a gratitude letter in which you write a letter to someone who means a lot to you. It reminds me of something a friend does regularly. When you get a birthday notification on Facebook, this person takes a few minutes to write a little paragraph about their friendship and what it means to him. The result is amazingly personal and so much more meaningful than that shorter "Happy b-day" that most of us write. So, I'm going to try it. It is in fact a dear friends birthday today. I sent her a funny picture and an email happy birthday, but she deserves more than that- and equally important I know that it will make me happy to do it.
So my friends- what specific things have you been grateful for in the last week? Remember, the more specific and more timely the better. Please share them if you are comfortable- gratitude is contagious.
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