I'd have to call "Level 1" gratitude "fair weather" gratitude.
I think one of the real drivers to get to "Level 2" gratitude is what Morris Massey called "Significant Emotional Experiences." TheColonel alluded to that above. When you survive a traumatic experience and
can gain a perspective because of it, you're there.
And, yes, I have written about deeper gratitude quite a bit. September 11
was a traumatic experience for most Americans, and some learned gratitude from it. Personally, I walked away from a fatal auto accident
pretty much unscathed which gave me a lasting perspective.
Not that a person would have
to come through a traumatic experience to get there, but if the person has and didn't, well, I don't know if there's much more that can be done ...