Think about someone who has really made a difference in your life. Spend 10 minutes writing a heartfelt letter of gratitude to them. Then mail it to them, or even better read it to them in person. Showing gratitude helps you better manage stress, helps build a strong immune system, lowers blood pressure, increases your level of optimism, and helps you feel less lonely or isolated. Just feeling gratitude is not as effective, the benefits actually come from writing down how you feel. Sharing your feelings further strengthens those benefits. So write down how grateful you feel and share it with someone special. Sharing it also extends the benefits to them as well.
“Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone” Gertrude Stein