In the past year, I've come to realize the value in replacing a focus on gratefulness for complaints. Sure, I have things to complain about: a brain that functions at the age of a 70-something woman (I'm 60), aches and pain, no longer being able to work, etc. etc. etc.
A friend of mine has helped me to see the benefit in focusing on the positives in my life. This also comes with learning to focus on the present instead of the losses/pains of the past.
I will spare you my list of things I am grateful for on this Thanksgiving Day. But I leave you with these questions? Would your life be better if you focused on the now? On all of the abundance in your life, instead of the things you think you "need." On all of the advantages you have? On all of your blessings?