Why does gratitude feel so much better than ingratitude? Ever notice that when you feel lousy you tend to have no sense of gratitude. It is a kind of hell. The sooner you find something to be grateful for the better. The perennial ingratitude justification that there is nothing to be grateful for is mesmeric. But even a little thing can turn the tide - a word, a flower, or even flush toilets! Once the ingratitude cycle is broken, it is easier to find other things to be grateful for, and this brightens our outlook, gives us strength to overcome whatever might be weighing on us!