Does gratitude come naturally to you or is it something you have to 'practice'? By practice, I mean like piano or Taekwon-Do or yoga. We aren't naturally good at piano, for instance. So we have to practice.
I was standing at Dairy Queen with my wife and kids and we were with another family that had three kids. I was surrounded by love and friends and kids and sunshine, and I was checked out. Actually, I was checked in, but not to the people I was with. I was checked in to what I felt like was a lack of accomplishments. I felt inadequate and fake.