For today’s exercise, think about a person who has brought you joy. In the writing context, this might be someone who has encouraged or mentored you, a writer who has inspired you, or simply someone whose work has made you happy.

Take the time to tell this person that he or she is important to you, either in person or in writing. Even if the person has passed on, take a few moments to write a reflection on their life and what they meant to you. You can keep this private or share it on your social media.