When God sees that were grateful for the things we have, He gives us more things to be grateful for. Its simply the law of attraction. If you're grateful and thankful for the things you have, you will not attract to yourself more things to be grateful for. It works the same way for everybody whether you're aware of it or not. The thing that you want the most of in your life is the thing that your going to have to give the most of. 'Lord I want more love in my life'...your going to have to give more love.