Gratitude is important because it keeps you in the “here and now”. It is impossible to be grateful and worry about the future at the same time. The same goes with Love.
Love and fear can never co-exist.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:4-6