You know I seem to take things for granted way too often. This is something that I have been praying about recently. It is easy to say I need to be more grateful, it is difficult to do. One of my problems may be focus. Here is another example of ways to grow in gratitude from explorefaith.org
The hidden word inside gratitude is gratus—which simply means “pleasing.” Those who are grateful see what is pleasing in their lives.
When life brims with people and situations that please us, our heart is light, our speech is energetic, our demeanor is buoyant. The minor annoyances of life seem to lose importance when we focus on what is bringing us joy and pleasing us.
The Gratitude Glass
Tip to Try
Think about your last 24 hours. What about that time has been pleasing to you? It could be something as small as the taste of jam or something as significant as uninterrupted time with a partner or child.