Avoid using the word 'very' because it's lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don't use the word very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys-to woo women-and, in that endeavor laziness will not do.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.