We usually think of gratitude as 'I'm thankful for some (thing) that I've been given, accomplished or stumbled across'.
Where it gets really cool is that you don't need a (thing) to be grateful for, you can just BE grateful.
𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙮, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙤 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡:
#1 Gratitude is a feeling, it comes from a chemical in your body called serotonin and is triggered by a thought (not a thing).
#2 Thinking a certain way, over and over, creates a pattern inside of your mind (neurons that fire together, wire together). The more you think about gratitude, the easier it is to feel good and see the world in a different way.
#3 When you focus on gratitude, it becomes important to your RAS (Reticular activating system).
Your RAS is the filter of your subconscious mind and feeds your conscious mind with what it deems as important to you and blocks what is not.
This is why they say 'what you focus on expands'.
So the more you practice gratitude, the better you feel, and the more you wire your mind...