"Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live."
It's a state of being to be grateful; an energetic position that acknowledges that we receive all kinds of goodness and blessings from unknown sources. We are gifted with life, for one thing, and the beauty of the natural world in which we live.
Appreciating is something that we do, but grateful is something that we are- or not. It's a choice. What do you choose?
I choose gratitude.