Gratitude IS an act of seeing.
It is a very powerful sight. We place our eyes and our soul toward all and each that surrounds us and we invest those things with a meaning that we have created.
We look at the life we have thus far manifested, and we bless our creations. "It is good."
Glennon Melton spoke about her family's kitchen and how she did not need a remodel of her kitchen. Why, she had a BOX that keeps food COLD (i.e. fridge). What greater magic is there than that?
Her kitchen had all the adornment it needed--her family and the memories they make in that kitchen.
Gratitude is the deliberate choice to see what we HAVE instead of seeing what we (think) we don't have. If we are concentrating on seeing what we don't have, we are, at best, only looking at half of our world. The wrong half!
If you choose to see what you have and the meaning it all and each holds, the gifts that are overflowing at your hand, then you have entered and live in that glorious world.
Gratitude is sight.