Family and friends are what people say they are happy to have and are grateful for being in their family. This always comes out at the holidays and not necessarily for other times of the year, unless we have had a life changing event that makes think twice about what we have and where we are in life.
I wonder if we had an attitude of gratefulness all year, would our relationships be better, would we be happier, would life be easier to live and the small things just stay the small things?
It is known that we have 'mirror neurons'. These neurons mirror what people are putting out in the way of attitude and emotions.
So it stands to reason that if you have an attitude of gratitude, others around you will 'catch' this and over all pleasant feelings will grow in yourself and those around you.
I challenge you to try this for a day or two and just notice what other's responses are to your gratitude attitude. I invite you to comment on this as you try it!