Early. Often. Constantly. Count your blessings. Even in the midst of our difficulties, we are the most privileged people in the history of humankind, yet I find amazing all of the absolutely trivial nonsensical things that we -- and I'm including myself in this -- find to complain about.
When we are grateful for what we have -- and I'm not just talking about material possessions; it could just be that somebody loved or loves us -- we move through the world from a place of power: We know what we have and can use that as a launch pad. It's a lot easier to gather momentum if you use your legs to push off from the side or dive into the pool.
When I feel connected with and grateful for what I have, I feel happy and confident. It makes me feel connected to the energy of abundance. Conversely, when I focus on what I don't have, I can't leverage what I do have going for me to get to where I want to go.