"... I started writing 'thank you' on all of the checks I wrote. All the checks I was writing to make amends. And then all the checks I wrote to pay my bills. 'Thank you for the terms to pay this off' or 'Thank you for providing me with electricity or ... I don't know, just... thank you. 'Thank you for extending me credit.' Eventually -- not right away, but over time -- it really helped me see that the way I thought about my amends, or what I owed, or what I was paying for, was upside down in some subtle ways. I was still struggling with feelings of entitlement and privilege and, well, plain old resentment. But writing 'thank you' ... it's so funny, how it all comes back to gratitude, and how that changes everything, isn't it."