Make a conscious effort to seek the good in all situations.
Yesterday, my husband and son raked up the massive amount of leaves in our front yard (boo!), but in the process, they found my car registration that I had dropped and lost (yay). Raking leaves is definitely something to complain about (it was the trade off for me doing all the outside lights and Christmas tree), but in doing it, something good came from it. . .besides a much prettier front yard.
That is how being grateful works. Seeing good, brings about good. During this holiday season, let’s all soak up all the blessings around us. Immediately replace any instincts to complain with gratitude. While it’s easier said than done, recognizing the need to be grateful is a great first step. To read more on the subject: How Gratitude Brings Abundance