a fascinating thought, isn't it, that we find in life what
we bring to life? That our days will bring to us
exactly what we bring to our days? Experience tells
me that while there are moments in which this principle
doesn't seem to be working, the fact is that if I bring
gratitude to my life, then I'll constantly find more and
more things to be thankful for.
my heart is grateful, then that feeling of thankfulness
will create a filter through which I see the world (or
destroy the negative filters we've developed!), allowing
me to see more clearly just how many beautiful and
wonderful things there are in my life. The most
important thing to realize, though, is that those things
are there all the time--I usually just don't see them if
my focus doesn't allow me to. Taking things for
granted, envying others, feeling that life has done me
wrong--all these approaches to life take away my ability
to see clearly exactly what I'm experiencing.
I'm thankful, my vision is clearer and I see what there is
to be thankful for. When I see that clearly, I
attract more of it into my life. People like being
around grateful people much more than they like being
around people who see the world darkly. And the Law
of Attraction makes it very clear that we attract to us
from the world exactly what we give to the world.
Give anger, and we'll get more to be angry about.
Give gratitude, and we'll give more to be thankful for.
of my greatest hopes is that I never lose the ability to
be thankful, that I never fall into the trap of taking
things for granted or thinking about them in strictly
negative ways. If I'm able to maintain my gratitude
through all sorts of situations, then I know that life
will continue to provide me with reasons for being