The first step to being grateful is recognizing who God is. When you recognize who God is, you can respect who God is. When you respect who God is, you can truly praise Him and be grateful for all the things God has done for you and for me. How do I praise the Lord Dr. Sims?
The first thing you do is just tell Him thank you. I am from the south and we are always taught to tell people thank you when they do nice things for us. God is worthy of our praise and He is worthy to be praised. Psalm 150:6 says, Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord. If you are breathing, you need to praise the Lord. GLORY