Being thankful requires us to have a proper relationship with Jesus Christ. Having that relationship correct requires us to have the right attitudes–and it all comes back to what we choose to “wear” as an attitude.
Giving thanks ought to be easy, unless you consider giving thanks to an Almighty God is possibly a little beyond just saying, “Thank you.”
How do you say, “Thank you” to God? Does it take more than merely saying the words? Being thankful has more to do with attitude and choice than it does any kind of emotional response. Are you expressing thankfulness?