I also think stress is related to control. When you’re in charge of your life, you tend to not care about losing control of things that don’t really matter like traffic jams (It’s not the eyes that are blind, but it’s the heart | QS 22:46).
While feeling gratitude and not expressing it — is like wrapping a present and not giving it (O mankind, what has lured you away from your Lord, The Most Generous? | QS 82:6).
And — as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them (So, which of the favors of your Lord would you deny? | QS 55:55).
C’est La Vie, cheerios friends!