Review: “I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.”
195) “Love is the way I walk in gratitude.”
Love is the creative motor and so are the other aspects you recognize Spirit by: Joy, Peace, Forbearance, Kindness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Beauty and so on. Following these signposts will lead you on the path away from confusion, worry and anxiety. And then, gratitude will well up quite naturally, for it is the most logical response imaginable.
You do not have to work at gratitude. But you would need to recognize the stale thoughts that lure you away from Kindness and Gentleness and see them for what they are: old tapes playing their looped patterns, the ego mind in action. They do not define who you are and they have no claim on you whatsoever. You owe them nothing.