I began a gratitude habit several years ago. In fact I have always been an optomist and in a way grateful for everything going on around me. Life is a journey and I have learnt to be grateful for that journey.
The only thing I wasn't particularly grateful for as a child were school reports, fish and brussel sprouts.
School for me was a place to have fun, meet friends and generally enjoy myself. Unfortunately teachers thought it entailed something else called learning and that could only be done if you were quiet and studious, very hard for me, it still is.
I always wanted to understand how what I was being taught could be applied. Teachers did not always know how to explain that. As a result, I never really enjoyed learning. However, as I grew, I discovered self improvement books and things that interested me. I found that reading, and as the internet developed watching videos or listening to speakers was a fine way to learn about just about anything. So, I learnt to enjoy learning and being curious and improving my skills. So, I am grateful for those new teaching/learning methods.
Fish and brussel sprouts were the only two things I did not like eating, in fact just the smell of fish was known to have dramatic results that entialed runs for the bathroom. However, I have grown to be grateful for both of these, I love cooking and fish on the grill is a favourite. Next to this paragraph is a plate of shrimp and octopus I ate last year on my Camino and it was delcious, grateful I did not miss it.
Brussel sprouts less so, but in a casserole with plenty of apples, onions and bacon, or raw in a salad are fine ways to enjoy them. So, I am grateful for discovering that things that aren't good when you are young change and maybe with some additional ingredients can become wonderful.
As I finish up I think also of cabbage, when I was young, not so great, as I have grown, I love it in so many ways, red cabbage, cabbage soup, sauerkraut, it is endless.
Times change and with them we can be grateful we also change out attitude to things too.