Here's something about gratitude that is pr0found - not sentimental:
Making "sense of the past" is the best of these, in my mind. And yes, for that, I am truly grateful.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.