In physics, frequency is the rate at which vibrations occur in the forms of sound waves, radio waves or light waves. As Nikola Tesla said, "If you wish to understand the universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration." Why would the universe be made of something that our bodies are not?
Having gratitude is a way of raising your vibrational frequency. When my energy is vibrating at a high frequency, I feel lighter, healthier, and happier. Good things come to me. Good things happen to me. And I make good things happen for other people too. When I'm vibrating at a low frequency, I feel resentful and anxious, and I certainly don't do much for other people.
I'll be honest- every morning, I wake up feeling dissatisfied, sad, and overwhelmed. It's just how I'm built. So before I've even left the bedroom in the morning, I say to myself multiple times, "Thank you." I look at my messed up hair in the mirror (my hair is a weird combo of wavy, curly, and straight, so it's not a pretty sight in the morning) and I say "thank you" to my reflection. When I'm exercising, and I don't want to be there, I say "Thank you." When I feel like I'm not getting what I want, I say "Thank you."
It's not that I'm lying to myself. I'm not looking in the mirror and saying, "Thank you for giving me such gorgeous hair in the morning." I'm simply saying "thank you" for hair. And "thank you" for getting me out to exercise. And "thank you" for waking up again today, even though I'm not getting what I want.
Why should you bother feeling grateful? Maybe shit sucks for you right now. But it's my experience that, when shit sucks, shit doesn't get better until I feel better.
Choose gratitude. It won't just change your life; it will change your morning.