| | Improving Steve's theory
I really enjoyed this post.
I think the fundamental idea can be improved on though.
I think that what is important isn't the nature of the source of gratitude (whether it is a permanent source or not) but instead the effect of the gratitude.
What we are aiming for is to feel connected with our reality and you can get that by being grateful for impermanent things.
The fundamental idea is really be grateful for everything.