easy to think of gratitude as a nice human trait, as
something that we like to see other people express in
their lives, and that most of us know we need to express
more of in our lives. But we don't often see
gratitude as a force in our lives, as a source of positive
energy that can literally be the catalyst for major
changes not just in the ways that we see things, but also
in the things that come our way on a day-to-day basis.
is positive energy. It's the conversion of latent
energy in ourselves into something that can lift the
spirits of other people, make them feel better and
brighter, and change their own energy levels almost
instantly. That is, gratitude can be these things
when it's expressed. Gratitude unexpressed really
doesn't do much for anyone else, though it can be very
beneficial to us, ourselves.
not all gratitude needs to be expressed to others.
I'm grateful for the fact that I'm able to use my body in
many different ways, but that's not something that I need
to share with others. It is something, though, that
brings me extra energy--positive energy--each time I
consider this truth. And my gratitude for the things
I have actually helps to attract other things that I want,
for my positive focus is a signal, a transmission tower,
if you will, that emits positive energy into the
world. And as we all know from basic physics, like
is a beautiful thing. But it also can be a very
positive agent of change, if we only allow our gratitude
to be an important part of who we are, constantly.