Wilma Jones talks about how gratitude is all about taking back your control. Once you learn how to use gratitude proactively in your life, what other people do or say can no longer make you mad. That’s because you’ve regained the power over how you react to a situation. Gratitude is a way to reframe your reality. When you have more gratitude and thankfulness about what you experience, it changes the way you look at life and the way that you react to things.