The opportunity to practice gratitude offers a different way of being in the world. I set myself the task of practice gratitude for a week. I kept stopping and reminding myself to see the gifts I was being given. Now, not everything was a gift, there were somethings I was not grateful for - somethings were just shitty. But, there was something special about stopping and being grateful for the everyday gifts I was being given, it shifted my energy and made life more enjoyable. There is a TED talk by David Steindl-Rast posted below on the subject, you might find it interesting.