Be thankful that games that only have local multiplayer can still be played online due to the magic of SharePlay. It's one of the console's most under utilized features, but it's also the coolest. If you haven't given it a try, check it out!
Be thankful that every month a bunch of good games become available as part as your PS+ subscription. It's the reason why millions are still playing Rocket League, and has introduced players to so many fantastic games over the past few years. The Instant Game Collection rules, and be glad it's still going strong.
Be thankful that gamers are getting a wider array of games than ever before due to the rise of indie games. Modern classics like INSIDE help keep players entertained between major releases, and now great games get released the entire year. There's no such thing as a gaming drought in 2016.
Be thankful for PSN sales that discount games a crazy amount. A consumer's dollar has never been worth more in gaming, as AAA titles can be purchased for just a few dollars in these sales. It may not be good for the industry long-term, but it's fantastic for consumers.
After waiting a decade The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV are finally going to be playable. That's a pretty crazy idea, and even if both games end up being busts, people will finally get some closure. Either way, be thankful that both games made it through development hell and are going to be in store shelves in less than a month.
Be thankful that a whole new generation of gamers get to experience classic games for the first time. With PS2 games getting re-released on PSN, a fresh audience is getting to play games like Psychonauts and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the very first time. That's awesome, and gaming history should be preserved this way.
Be thankful that the PlayStation 4 is region free. Unlike on current Nintendo consoles, PS4 owners can play any game released on the system. From an import copy of Persona 5 to a physical release of Infamous: First Light from Europe, there's no barrier to enjoying the games you want. Plus, digital storefronts make it easier than ever (and so much quicker) to import.
Be thankful that trophies exist, even if the digital trinkets might not have any real meaning. Trophies have given players reasons to play games in ways they never would have before, and Microsoft deserves a lot of praise for implementing achievements. They really helped at making gaming more fun, and collecting trophies is just plain fun.
Be thankful that you get to watch virtual reality come into its own. The technology is still young and sometimes rough around the edges, but it's also why it's so exciting. We haven't seen the best that virtual reality has to offer, and it'll only get better as time goes on. That's incredibly exciting.
Most importantly, be thankful for the game developers that make this incredible form of entertainment possible. Without them this industry wouldn't exist, and a form of escape couldn't entertain millions. They are under appreciated, work crazy hours in order to finish a game, and deserve some gratefulness.