When asked what he wanted to give thanks for during a press gaggle Thursday, Trump responded, "for having a great family and for having made a tremendous difference in this country. I've made a tremendous difference in the country. This country is so much stronger now than it was when I took office that you wouldn't believe it."
Gratitude is about appreciating the good that does not originate with oneself. It implies need and incompleteness that is fulfilled by others. The latter is the sticking point for some personalities. Gratitude is in no way about aggrandizing either oneself or one's real or dubious accomplishments. That's not gratitude. That's bragging which is the opposite of gratitude. Gratitude instead requires some measure of a capacity for humility.
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