Small steps to practice gratitude Life is short. We are alive for a minute and could be gone for the next. Try to have a happy life as much as you are capable and try to push your boundaries to have a fulfilling life. I had a traumatic life experience when I turned 22 and this changed my outlook on life for the better. As humans, we are really very fragile and dependant on so many different things to stay alive and breathe so learn to practice gratitude and enjoy the short time you .