Practicing gratitude forces you to remember the abundance in your life – two arms and two legs, check; a roof over your head, check; a friend who loves you, check; a computer to read this blog post on, check. You forget about the things you don’t have, the things you covet. Your mind stops telling you you need more and your worries diminish, little by little. You feel content in the current moment.
Instead of feeling a constant wave of discomfort, you get closer to a constant wave of calm.