The hummingbird and the vulture fly over the same field and see completely different things. The hummingbird sees the flowers, and the vulture sees dead things. They see what they're looking for. And so do you. Today, don't take even the smallest things for granted. Look carefully for the good things, and be quick to say thank-you for them.
Here's one small example. A few years ago, I went to a parent orientation at a big university. When I got back home, I called the school and left a twenty-second voicemail message saying what a good job they'd done of making a huge place seem warm and welcoming. I never gave it another thought until I got a return voicemail saying that they'd gathered the whole orientation staff to listen to my message -- not once, but twice. Gratitude multiplies.
So here's your baby step: say one sincere thank-you every day. It doesn't take much effort and it doesn't take much time, but it may well be the highlight of somebody else's day. And remember to look close to home.