A good gauge on how grateful we are is to evaluate how much we appreciate the things - relationships, achievements, events, milestones - that we once prayed about, pined for, and sought after. Then contemplate ... how much have we actually expressed our thankfulness, both to God and to those who were instrumental in our growth and attainment? This practice allows love to both emanate from our souls and to sink into our own heart - which transforms us. Take time to be grateful today. Then repeat.