…though being able to take 2 yrs at any point in life is definitely a privilege. In general, I think serving others is one of the best forms of training to think better. It gives you different perspectives and helps you see your blind spots, two critical elements of generating insights.
The moment you “add something to the list,” whether on paper or in your head, you change not only how you see something, but the effect it has on you. In a strange sense, in order to bring into your life more things worthy of gratitude, you have to start by giving thanks for what’s already there.