There are three ways we display shukr:
Shukr of the heart which is accomplished when you intend good for all of Allah’s Creation to please Allah. When somebody does something that hurts you, rather than thinking about hurting them back, make dua that they change.
“And those who came after them say: ‘Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful.”
~ Surah Hashr / Ayah 10
Shukr of the tongue is celebrating the tongue with the praise of Allah, by saying Alhamdulillah, reciting the Quran, making dua, and dhikr. Granted, in the moment its always hard to say alhamdulillah at an affliction. But the more you remember those less fortunate than you when you are in times of relative ease, the easier it is to say alhamdulillah when faced with tragedy.
Shukr of the external senses is when we are blessed with a ni’mah, we use it the way Allah would love us to use it, rather than the way Shaytan wants us to use it.
Allahuma a’inee ‘alaa dhikrika wa shukrikah wa husni ‘ibaadatik.
O Allah, help me to remember You, thank You and worship You properly.