Real gratitude is not just about thinking because being grateful intellectually is not enough. Reminding ourselves with our mind about what we are blessed with is not sufficient. Saying it to ourselves or writing it is not enough. It is about FEELING, FEELING, FEELING: this is what true gratitude is all about. Because our emotions are the materialization of our thoughts at the deepest levels, until we reach this stage, we are only trying to be grateful, shallowly.