Gratitude is not just saying “Thank you.” Gratitude is a state of being, a consciousness. With gratitude you experience a profound appreciation, an acknowledgment that your life itself, and perhaps something in it, is a miracle, it’s a gift. Holding that feeling and experience of gratitude is an energy that generates a new reality, in accordance with quantum physics. The more you are grateful for what you have been given, the more your life is enhanced by new gifts. The secret is that you can’t “act grateful” for the purpose of getting more gifts – goods or happiness or whatever else you want in your life. Gratitude has to be sincere!
Genuine gratitude is an energy, an experience and an action that you do for the sake of doing it. Like love, the more you feel it and give it away, the more there is to give. Take time to appreciate – truly appreciate – whatever you have been given, by God, the Universe, or whatever name you use. This isn’t to say to ignore the things that aren’t working in your life, or to play the Glad Game like “Pollyanna” (where the title character turned every negative event into a positive by relabeling, rather than dealing with that event honestly).
When your life isn’t going the way you want, be honest with yourself about it, and at the same time, remember what is going right, too. You can appreciate what is going well for you and admit what you want to change simultaneously.
Remember, quantum physics teaches us we get what we focus on, so put your attention on what you appreciate, then visualize what else you want.