Whatever we identify with, we experience. Identity though is a choice. We choose what we believe in and then we decide what that means to us and how it is going to make us feel. Then we deny all knowledge of this as being our choice just so that we can go through the process of learning once again to remember who we really are. It's the ultimate cosmic game of hide and seek.
Regardless of whether you believe some of the bogus hocus pocus that is out there regarding gratitude and writing gratitude journals. Regardless of whether you believe that the Universe will send you everything you express gratitude for. Regardless of whether one of the key components of cosmic ordering is an attitude of gratitude. When it simply comes down to it, gratitude feels good. End of. To appreciate what you have and where you are and not to wish to be or have something more is freeing. It feels good. It means you can relax into yourself. Be who you are. Enjoy who you are. Enjoy the moment.