Scientists have found that gratitude has the power to reshape our neural pathways. Like an emotional reset button, we can sort of hijack our emotional system. Especially in hard times, or during transformations that requires a lot of our energy, it really is of great value. After three month of practice plus another 24 days in December, I can detect how the brain is indeed left with less power to focus on the negative. It doesn't mean that you'll reject or avoid reality, it just means that you rest less with what drains your energy when it's needed the most, and instead you load yourself with more of what builds you stronger.
Gratitude does take practice like any other skills, I have noticed that as well, but it does for sure get easier after the four to six weeks of practice. Even on the most difficult days.