"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven" (Johannes A. Gaertner)
When we are grateful for what happens to ourselves, good and bad, we stop fighting within ourselves. We seize the conflict of wanting more and more, this and that, being like that and not like this. No conflict equals no drama. One of the keys to happiness.....
And if you are asking yourselves what Tantric massage has got to do with all this gratitude subject, well....here we go: Tantra as a life style, is based on a few laws (do's and don'ts called Yamas and Niyamas) such as: non-violence, truthfulness, contentment, discipline, study etc... When we live contentment and gratitude, we are aware of abundance and positiveness in our lives. There is a big plus there that counteracts any "big grey cloud".
In a Tantric massage the mental attitude counts a lot. If you feel you belong rather than being separated from this universe, if you are aware that even this mere Tantric massage session is not a mere coincidence, but it's part of the big plan, then your mental shifts easier. You let go of the steering wheel and surrender to the mysteries of the journey itself.