The Chovos Ha’Levovos explains that one of the most powerful driving forces in our serving HASHEM should be a sense of appreciation. We should be filled with a powerful feeling that I am the recipient of much good; that I am constantly benefiting from all that HASHEM has bestowed upon me. The sense that I am constantly receiving should fill me with a recognition that nothing that I could do would ever pay back for what HASHEM has given me.
Yet, often that isn’t the sense that we feel-it seems far more common to feel “of course I would be the first to thank HASHEM if there were anything to thank him for-but my life stinks.”
This Shmuz focuses on a perspective change that allows us to enjoy the great wealth that we possess and our unaware of.