Being grateful does not mean being in denial, nor does it mean being a Pollyanna. It is important to ACCEPT where we are at, wherever THAT is.
EVERYTHING that we feel is a valid part of who we are, in terms of how we have and do experience our world. And, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.
Positivity and gratitude should at least be given EQUAL time. I think it takes more ENERGY to worry than it does to be in gratitude. Unfortunately, worry just comes easier sometimes, that is until we are able to create a new habit, an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE DEFAULT POSITION 🙂