Handout 2.7.1
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Select your three favorite “gratitude” quotes from the list below.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Cicero
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” — Lionel Hampton
“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.— Cynthia Ozick
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward
Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” — John Henry Jowett
“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.— John E. Southard
“If you count all your assets, you always show a prot.— Robert Quillen
“There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.” — Seneca
“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” — Eric Hoffer
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
— Epictetus
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
— W.T. Purkiser
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
— Thornton Wilder
“Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.” — Author Unknown
Great + Attitude = Gratitude” — R. Keeth Matheny
Write 10 things you are most grateful for (examples: people, events, opportunities).
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Handout 2.7.1
When we have positive thoughts, our body releases “happy hormones,” which include:
d________________________, s____________________ and o______________________________________.
Name at least three beneficial effects of inducing positive emotions.
1) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
2) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
3) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
What is the meaning of the Dipper and the Bucket?
Name at least three healthy ways you can induce positive emotions in your life.
1) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
2) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
3) __________________________________________________________________________________________________
Who did you think of for the guided-imagery activity?
Name at least three things you appreciate about that person.
Write about three special memories you have with that person.
On a separate piece of paper (stationery, if you have it), write a letter to the person you imagined in the Guid-
ed-Imagery Activity. Tell him/her why you are grateful and share special memories you have of your time to-
gether. Use your answers on the handout as a guide.
Share your gratitude letter with that person by either reading it aloud in person or over the phone (if you
cannot meet in person). If that person is no longer alive, share your letter with someone you know who also
appreciat-ed that person. How did it feel to share your gratitude letter with the person?
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