Declaring, "Today, I am grateful" is the way to begin any day, every day.
What would happen if everyone on Earth should start the day declaring that they are grateful?
A day at a time, a moment at a time, be grateful.
As Westerners, we live our lives in such abundance, and with so much convenience that we may not fully appreciate it all. Just the sheer fact that we have food in the frig, clothes that keep us warm, and transportation when we need it is amazing.
Even if the need is not material, many of us have someone to call 'friend.' We are surrounded by technology; even reading this post is amazing. We forget sometimes, the fortunate lives we live.
We can call each other on wireless devices called our mobile phones. We can see each other despite being on the other side of the globe. We have access to food, entertainment, and simply luxuries like gourmet coffee.