Attitude of Gratitude

We don’t live in a universe of random chance or luck. We live in a universe that works by laws; predictable, repeatable, understandable laws. The best program I’ve ever found on these laws is Wallace Wattles’ book, “The Science of Getting Rich.” In it, he says this:
“There is a law of gratitude, and if you are to get the results you seek, it is absolutely necessary that you should observe this law.” 
Now, what is this law of gratitude and how does it work? Wattles goes on to tell us that it is an application of the law of cause and effect:
“The law of gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions.” 
Here’s what he means – we know that everything we put attention and emotional energy on, good or bad, will eventually show up in our lives. The universe, and our subconscious mind, don’t know good from bad, and they treat fear and enthusiasm exactly the same. If we’re putting energy on it, we’re placing an order for it. It’s important, then, to be putting positive energy on what we want, not negative energy (fear, worry) on what we don’t want.

Gratitude is so important because it is a very high energy positive vibration of thought. It is powerfully attractive! Wattles says it connects us with the Source:
“You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power. The creative power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best, therefore it will receive the best.” 
Do you see what he is saying? If we are grateful about everything, we are focusing on what we want. It’s a way of making sure we are putting the highest possible positive energy on our desires, and withholding energy from the doubts and fears that we don’t want. This is the reason that almost everyone who teaches about goals insists that you see your goal as already accomplished, and that you be grateful for it – now!

Author: Wes Hopper