Gratitude and attitude are not challenges. They are choices. Picture a mountain. Each time it rains, the water finds crevices to flow down. When it rains again, it’s much easier for the rain to pool in those crevices and take the same path. This is how your brain works. When you receive a stimulus (the rain) your mind reacts in the most efficient way as possible, which is usually how you’ve acted before. Your thoughts take the same path, over and over again.
Here’s the problem. All of us have default patterns we received from our upbringing and our environment. One of the most widespread human reactions to any stimulus is negativity. Negativity is easy. And negatively is very very dangerous. Being constistenty negative can have a (surprise) negative effect on your health, sociability, problem solving capability and relations. Let start carving a new path of positivty each time it rains.