I’m kind of big on gratitude. I feel like when the chips are down, gratitude has the power to lift us up. I know that’s not the true spirit of gratitude, but it is definitely a byproduct of it.
The true spirit of gratitude that we should aspire to is being thankful for every blessing God has given, all the time. It’s nice that it can lift us up, but to be grateful “just because” is really our aim.