Counting one’s blessings is a good thing. Not only do the gods smile upon it, it turns out that it’ll make you tangibly happier in the long term. And now there’s science to prove it thanks to people like Gapingvoid friend, Shawn Achor.
But there’s a catch. First, you have to do it regularly (say, every morning) over a long period of time (at least three weeks). This is so it becomes a habit, not an event.
Secondly, you can’t be grateful about the same old stuff every day (family, prosperity, health, world peace etc.). You have to keep finding new and creative things to be grateful for. One day it could be because you heard a nice song on the radio. Another because the sky was a particularly lovely shade of blue.
Which simply means, you have to keep looking- hard. Or else your brain just switches to autopilot, and all your blessings start turning to dust in your mind.