Thankfulness is not a secret formula; its the language of Love. It enables us to communicate intimately with God! You may be thinking how can I be thankful for all that I am dealing with? I don't know what you may be facing or going through; But I do know that God knows your exact circumstance: He knows you don't have money for your rent this month, He knows what your experiencing at your job, He knows the issues your family is struggling with, He knows what the doctor's prognosis was...But Jesus can and will meet you at the very point of your need.
A thankful mind-set does not mean a denial of reality with all its problems, but it allows you to rejoice in Christ in the midst of trials and tribulations. We can rejoice for it is written "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1 NIV)
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness (God's) received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. God wants you to learn the art of giving thanks in all circumstances, for this is His will for you in Christ Jesus (1Thessalonians 5:18 NIV). I challenge you to see how many times you can thank Him daily; and awaken your awareness to a multitude of blessings.
God Bless you and Heaven smile upon you!