Five writing prompts from our Wellness Workshop, Gratitude Attitude: Thank You Letters with CBS Viacom and beyond!
At Gratitude Attitude: Thank You Letters, a Wellness Workshop with CBS Viacom, Girls Write Now mentees and CBS Viacom employees met for an inter-generational exchange in which they had the chance to practice the art of the thank you letter. Use the prompts below to inspire gratitude in your own creative practice.
Writing Prompt Inspired by the Workshop:
Writing has the power to heal. Mentees, write a letter to mentors telling them about who or what you are grateful for. Mentors, write a letter to mentees telling them about who or what you are grateful for. Think of the people in your life who helped you achieve something or have inspired you. It can be a SMALL thing or a BIG thing!
Writing Prompt #2
As complex beings, humans express gratitude in many different ways. Think of a way to express gratitude that you wouldn’t normally consider, and write about what that process might look like. Is it a gesture? An unexpected kind of gift? A song? Or something totally new?
Writing Prompt #3
Think of an experience that has shaped who you are today, positive or negative, and that you are grateful for. Describe the impact of the event and explain why you are grateful to have had this experience.
Writing Prompt #4
Who would you like to thank and for what? Write thank you letters, in any form you wish, and send at least one of them to someone that you are grateful for.
Writing Prompt #5
What does home look like to you? What sensations and feelings does home conjure for you? What do you want to thank your home for providing?
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