The NT book of James 3 describes words as a way to steer the direction of one's life. The daily discipline of words that come out of your mouth to be thankful will prove very rewarding. It could be argued that wherever you are in your stage of life and life's circumstances whether positive or negative can be traced to words. Our words have steered us to this position in life. So, let us steer ourselves out of the current negative issues of life, by using words of thankfulness to God, others and the life God has given us.
Practice session. Mentally then verbally form phrases of thankfulness to God. Then, move to thankful phrases to another person. Finally, use phrases of thanks for the life God has given you.