Gratitude is something most of us forget to embrace each day of our lives. I am definitely one of those people. A few years ago, I read the book, The Secret, by Rhonda Byrnes. That book changed my life in a major way. For those of you who have not read it, it’s about the law of attraction and how what we think and feel will attract those things into our lives. In a nutshell, it’s about how positive thinking attracts more positive things to come into your life. More specifically, it’s about the fact that we are the creators of our own lives. Later, I will write on more about this concept, but for now, just know that it really works that way. The law of attraction is real. It is one of God’s laws – the same as the law of gravity. We all emit energy at every moment. It can be positive energy, or it can be negative energy. When you’re emitting positive energy, then you’re on that positive frequency and you’re opening yourself up for the universe to respond by sending more positive things to you.
So what does gratitude have to do with attracting more positive things into your life? Well, believe it or not, if you learn to be grateful for what you have, then you will find that your whole attitude will become more positive. Is it easy? No, of course not. You have to make a conscious decision to practice more gratitude. You will find once you start doing this, then you will begin to look at the world differently. Also, more and more things will come into your life to be grateful for – hence, the law of attraction, or ‘the Secret,’ in full swing.
Now, for those who are more spiritual and less scientific, just try looking around and start seeing all the little things to be grateful for. I promise you, when you truly learn to be grateful from your heart, God will give you more things to be grateful for. In addition, when you seem like you’re down and out on your luck, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that your joy will not leave you, because you’ll still find things to be grateful for, and you’ll know that it’s a temporary situation and your blessings will soon follow.
If you are wondering how to get started practicing gratitude, simply start by writing down ten things you are grateful for each day. Try to just write whatever pops into your head. Do this each morning before starting your day. With practice, you will soon find that the list of ten things is not near long enough, and you’ll be disappointed that you had to stop at ten. Remember, it’s a personal journey; no one will make you stop at ten. Write as long as you feel like writing. What you will find is that as you go throughout the day, you will begin to look for things to be grateful for so you can remember to add them to your list. Guess what will be happening in the meantime? You got it – your whole attitude will become more positive and one of more gratitude. Let’s face it; couldn’t we all use more positivity and gratitude in our lives?
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