I'm glad you didn't lose your utilities. That, I'm sure, was at the top of your gratitude list.
Chicago is one of those northern cities that make getting through the winter's grey, dreary days difficult. Have you talked to your doctor about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? There is info on Mayo Connect that can tell you more about it to see if this is a pattern that fits your experience. If so, starting your morning with the right lighting while you write in your Gratitude book can make your day so much better.
Wishing you a sunny day!