Gratitude is an action word. When we are helping others, we are not thinking of ourselves. The mind can only think one thought. When helping another, we are thinking nothing of ourselves and can simply feel good about the other person getting help.
'When you run out of things to be grateful for, start being grateful for the things for which you are not grateful.' - Lyn Kelly (Grow Institute, 2016).
Dr. Peter A. Butkins