You can tell right now how much you have actually used gratitude in your life. Just take a look at all of the major areas in your life: money, health, happiness, career, home, and relationships. The areas of your life that are abundant and wonderful are where you have used gratitude and are experiencing the magic as a result. Any areas that are not abundant and wonderful are due to a lack of gratitude.
The above passage is taken from The Magic by Rhonda Byrne (Kindle Edition Location: 8% - 200 of 2644). I'm attracted to the book because of its premise in practicing gratitude. Practicing gratitude is more than just saying the words thank you on the odd occasion. That doesn't make you and me a grateful person.
When I read all the areas listed above, I realized how blessed I am. I also realized something, which are all very true: I'm always saying "I love my job," "My vacation is amazing!" "I have a supportive family," "I live in a great house," and so on. I am indeed experiencing abundance in the areas mentioned by the author!
I'm going to continue practicing gratitude and making it my way of life until the day I leave this earth. I'm going to continue giving thanks to God, to the things, the places and the people that have made everything possible for me.