Many of you may be looking to find the secrets to achieving success, furthering your own personal, social, and financial status, or finding true and unadulterated happiness. There certainly are a lot of self-help books in the market today that claim to know this. As there are an equal number of personal and spiritual advisers that can provide you with the same information.
But what many of us seem to miss is that the key to all the things that most people search for, like the ones mentioned earlier, can be found through the simplest of actions and shifts in approaches and ways of thinking. We can’t allow the complexity of the world we live in today make us forget how the small things have the chance to change our lives completely.
One of the biggest of those “small” things I mentioned is the power of saying thank you. Gratitude has the potential to become such a driving and active force in your life that at times it comes as a surprise to me how so many people seem to have forgotten it.
At the simplest level, being consciously aware of the positive things we have in our lives, whether it is material, emotional, or even spiritual in nature, begins to generate positive thinking. With this, our frame of mind conditions itself to focus on the good instead of the bad, making us less stressed, less frantic, more at peace, and, ultimately, happier.
That resulting happiness has the power to change your life because once the way you look at things changes, your attitude and the attitudes of the people you are surrounded with begins to transition into something better. Imagine that all this has resulted from your simple acknowledgment of the need to say thank you.
But a sense of happiness is not the only thing that may result from simple gestures of appreciation. Some people call it good karma; others refer to it as the Law of Attraction, while some call it the Power of Positive Thoughts. Whatever name you may ascribe to the phenomena, the concept remains the same that whatever you throw out into the universe through your thoughts and actions will come back to you in abundance.
Generally, this means that every time you consciously appreciate what you have in your life--your comfortable house, supportive family, stable job, food on the table--you will soon realize that these blessings seem to thrive as all the things you are thankful for will grow.
The key here is simply to extend your thanks for all the good things intentionally and consistently for it to have a lasting and bountiful effect on you.
New York Times Bestselling author Sarah Ban Breathnack once wrote, “You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given to you.” Believe in it and begin living it. Extend a thank you today and continue to do so and you will see your life change for the better.