We've said that gratitude requires three things, and so far we've mentioned time and humility. The third thing, then, is noticing.
No day is ever "just another day", just like no flower is just another flower. Each is a unique and splendid gift.
And so we open our eyes, marveling that we have eyes to open. The color! The colors, and the way they blend and contrast!
And then it is not just our eyes that are open, but also our hearts, and we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are truly and greatly blessed.