Life can hit you hard sometimes. Sucker punch to the stomach, or right between the eyes. The last thing you feel is gratitude when bad things happen. Yet it's the first thing you need to get over your pain.
There's a very simple way to be grateful, even when you don't feel like it.
You need to pick up a new habit and get rid of an old one. Psychologists tell us it only takes 7 repetitions until actions become habit. Surely, you can do something unnatural for 7 times. Especially if it means changing the way you see problems, difficult people, and challenging situations.