Deepak and Oprah are offering a meditation course on Gratitude and Grace right now that I am taking. They are speaking to how gratitude brings grace.
Yes, many things evoke grace.
Gratitude is one of them that is easily understood, experienced and expressed by humans. Even in a bad moment, one can say thank you. It is the seeing past yourself to thank another. It is the expression acknowledging someone else for a deed done.
It is the feeling of gratitude that swells in your heart when you realize that you have been given something of meaning or value.