Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

Throughout the day and night, man continues to enjoy countless favours and bounties from Allah Ta‘ala. Among the countless favours of Allah Ta‘ala which man enjoys is the favour of eating, drinking, sleeping and other similar comforts. At the time one enjoys any favour, he should ponder over the favour and recognize it to be the favour of Allah Ta‘ala which he has been bestowed with. He should say, “O Allah, this is a favour I have received from You, and I am appreciative and grateful for it.”

Through one pondering over the favours of Allah Ta‘ala and expressing gratitude over them in this manner, he will progress in acquiring the recognition of Allah Ta‘ala in his heart.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 12/70)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za