Think of one of the people in your life that truly impacted your life direction. Write a handwritten letter of gratitude to them. If they are living make an appointment to visit them and read them the letter. If they are not available, read it to someone who knew that person or a close friend. When this assignment is completed, write a brief essay (1-5 pages) discussing your experience. Include the letter in the essay. You may share this experience in the discussion groups with your classmates if you wish; however, sharing is not required.