Some people, when they hear about ‘gratitude’ just roll their eyes and assume it’s all wo-woo.
How can an interior attitude have any effect on the world around them, much less on themselves? They might begrudgingly admit that gratitude might affect their mood and mental attitude to the point of having some benefit on their outlook, but that’s as far as they’ll go. And yet many times these same people will also go out and spend their money on lottery tickets or other gambles, placing faith in something much less effective and much less powerful than gratitude: Simple luck (and ‘luck’ that is usually heavily weighted against them).
You may have heard of a best-selling book called ‘The Secret.’ In simplistic terms, this book teaches that a positive attitude will bring good fortune your way because the Law of Attraction that governs the universe means that ‘like attracts like.’ In other words, if you are positive, positive things will come to you.
Many people regard this as spurious, and argue that maintaining a positive attitude and good things happening to you are simple coincidence. However, those who have embarked on a journey of gratitude – like those who use our Appreciation Station, taking a moment every day to contemplate what they are grateful for with a note – know better. The simple fact is, gratitude inspires a positive attitude, and a positive attitude does attract positive things. Here’s how. Read more