Can you help with strong easy to remember advice on how to remember gratitute when I am in a crap situation?

Loren X.
I'm learning to be grateful for my self awareness. I look back on my life and wish i could have realized when I was sad, or overwhelmed, and didn't just think of those feelings of weaknesses. Now I try, emphasis on try because i am not always able, to be grateful that I can able to be aware of my crapy feelings, and instead of continuing in those feeling i try to change it. Put on some good music, watch a comedy special, go outside. It doesn't always work, but I can ge grateful I tried.