It is important to be grateful every day. A good routine to get in to if you don’t already do it, is to give thanks upon waking every morning.
A parent’s love is different than any other love you experience. In most cases, a parent’s love is unconditional. No matter what, your parent’s always love you. If you do not have the unconditional love of a parent, do not take this as a personal reflection. We all have our own personal experience in life and sometimes it is hard for someone to express their love. This has nothing to do with you. Do not let it make you feel less of a person in your life.