Gratitude Is the Foundation for the Law of Attraction
If you are grateful, you have no choice but to maintain a positive attitude. Even if it is for one particular aspect of your life, gratefulness gets you to focus on that. People appreciate gratitude. When you thank someone, it gets them to be drawn to you. This is why it’s the foundation of the Law of Attraction (LOA).
What if you could create an environment where you are grateful for many other aspects of your life? Sometimes, it’s simply thanking someone for doing something that you have always taken for granted. If your spouse does your laundry and you haven’t thanked him or her lately, do so. Try being grateful for people who are in your life each and every day. It may take them by surprise when you thank them for this, but you’ll find they will appreciate your gratitude.
You want to make sure that you are genuine in your gratefulness. Some people use a false gratitude, or they thank people when they don’t really mean it. Not only will those people see through this guise, but the negative energy will also come back to you. It’s not worth it. Mean what you say when you are grateful.
If you make it a habit to be grateful, you train your mind to think in this mode.
You will be less likely to think negative thoughts over time. Your neural pathways will be overwhelmingly positive. You slowly become a positive person simply because you were grateful for all that you have and everyone you know.
At the beginning of the process, it’s easy to slip back into that negative feedback loop. This negativity is all around us. Therefore, it’s a good idea to write down everything and everyone you are grateful for. However, don’t flood your page with a full list on the first day. Start with one or two items and repeat those items out loud in the morning and at night. Do this for one week and then write a couple of other items.
Granted, as your list increases, it will take you more time to read them off each day. But you will continue to set up your brain on the path of gratitude. After a while, you won’t have to repeat all of the phrases as they become more a part of your thinking. At that point, concentrate on new items that you want to add to your list.