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Compa ssionate Integrit y Tr a ining A S e cu l a r Ethic s A ppr oac h to C ulti vat ing Pe rs on al, S o ci al and E n vir on me n tal F lo u r i shing Reflective Writing Exercise Skill 6: Forgiveness and Gratitude Instructions: Answer the following questions as freely and openly as possible. Your answers are for you only and are not meant to be shared. As such, do not worry about the quality of your prose or grammar. There’s no need to think much before you write; you can just write. 1. Identify a person or thing that you benefit from, like something that you enjoy or a person who helps you or whom you appreciate. To the extent possible, write down all that had to happen in order for that person or thing to be in your life. Focus especially on the people that took part in this process. If you like, you can draw a web of interdependence to illustrate this. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. How would your life be different if people stopped providing you with intentional or unintentional benefit? Can you think of any concrete examples? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. How would your life be different if the people around you had more gratitude? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ce n t e r for Compa s sion , I nteg r i t y and S e cu l ar E t hics | L ife Uni ve rsi t y | M ar ie t ta, G e or g i a - 112 -