We're told that being grateful for what we have is healthy and a good remedy for low moods. It's a lot better to focus on 'what is' rather than 'what if'.
One person told me that he didn't want to sit and think of all the good things he had as it felt like a comparison against those who has less. It made him feel selfish.
Gratitude isn't meant to be an exercise in listing your privilege, necessarily, but to realise what you are thankful for having today as it might be gone tomorrow: Loved ones, a roof over our heads, food in our fridge...
Sadly, it's a lot easier to appreciate what you have once it's gone than to remember to not take things for granted while they are there.
Your life, your choice!
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