I’m grateful for a formula often used in my language and which basically means “gratitude, thank God”. Everybody I know use it (even those who don’t believe in God or else), it’s a sort of automatism. Like, let’s suppose that your pencil has fallen on the floor, you pick it up and say the formula because the pencil is still intact lol. I’m slightly exaggerating but yes, it’s very common.
The good part is that eventually, it pushes you to feel gratitude for real. Beyond a simple linguistic formula.
And speaking of feeling for real: in the past, I used to say that I was grateful for my mistakes, failures, losses, heartbreaks and tralalala. Mostly for the sake for saying it :p
… but now… I notice that it’s more and more felt inside. Yes, as cheesy as it may sound: I’m grateful for all those disasters which have pushed me to change my road. What if they didn’t ever pop up in my life lol