Gratitude is one of the best ways to get the law of attraction to work for you. It changes your vibration quickly and effectively. When you raise your vibration with gratitude, the Universe responds.
When you are down, and you are thinking about how depressed you are, that is what the Universe hears. You may be thinking, "My life is a mess, nothing ever goes the way I want it to." Guess what? That is exactly what you will get more of. The Universe will give you more situations of life not working out for you. Like attracts like.
Maybe you have been experiencing chronic back pain. You think to yourself, "I am always in pain, it is never going to get better." Guess what the Universe delivers? Yup, more of the same.
So how can you turn this around? Gratitude.
It is that simple. When you feel gratitude, the Universe responds. Instead of thinking about that chronic back pain, think about the health you are grateful for. "I am so grateful I have my eyesight, hearing, and mobility. I am so grateful I am healthy."
If you are down, think good feeling thoughts. "I am grateful I have a roof over my head. I am grateful I have enough food to feed my family."
This may sound simplistic, or silly, but it really does work. When I am feeling down or upset, I turn it around first with gratitude. Sometimes I think of someone else's situation, like this story of noodles and broth:
Noodles and Broth
One night I was watching a story about the Zabbaleen people in Egypt. They have served as Cairo’s informal garbage collectors for the past 70 to 80 years for nearly no charge. They recycle up to 80 percent of the waste that they collect, whereas most Western garbage collecting companies can only recycle 20 to 25 percent. After they collect the trash, the women and children sort the garbage into "organic" and "inorganic". Organic is used to feed the livestock. Imagine a landfill with smelly, disgusting garbage, then picture men, women, and children sorting through all of that. That is their life.
The story followed several Zabbaleen residents, who serve as garbage collectors. They were all in their twenties or younger, as I remember. They live in cramped conditions, with several family members living in a tiny place. One of the boys the story followed showed him coming home after spending hours collecting trash. The only thing for him and his little sister to eat were noodles and broth.
When I feel down about a situation, I say to myself "noodles and broth", because there is nothing in my life that is so bad that I can't turn my mood around.
There is always something to be grateful about. When I see others living in such terrible conditions, it breaks my heart. I forget why I felt down to begin with. Life is a gift. Just living each day is something to be grateful for. So, the next time you are not feeling so great, look around you and notice all the blessings you have in your life. Realize you do have enough, because if you are feeling deprived of anything, that is what the Universe hears. Feel gratitude, and watch how your mood lightens. Then, watch how sustaining that gratitude brings better and better things into your life.
The Universe responds to gratitude.