Being truly grateful for what you have now, starting with the ability to breathe in deeply whenwaking up and having that cup of tea or coffee in front of a working computer screen and a smileof a sales-person can transform your life, bringing in more and more of the great things you aregrateful for.It logically follows that if you are truly grateful for something you just
to have in your life,if you are as grateful as you
if you already had what you dream about, it will multiplyand come into your life. Of course, there are other laws conditioning this result, but the gratitudeis one of the cornerstones. No matter what you want to attract: relationships, dream job, health,new car, a vacation, et cetera, start being grateful for having them
, in the present tense.When you are grateful for the
that “comes into my life” it keeps “coming” while you keepdriving a
. But when you start affirming that you are “truly grateful for…”, “so happyto have…” and “enjoy having/being…” NOW – this is when the process of manifestation starts.Here we come close to the answer, why I was howling with amazement when looking throughmy still half-empty gratitude journal. There are two pages dedicated for each entry in it. One is“Gratitude Now” and the other is “Gratitude Intentions.”Almost all of the desires, listed in the “Gratitude Intentions” pages on my journal early in 2008has already come true for me, including travels, studies with the Queen of Feng Shui Ms. LillianToo in Kuala Lumpur, having a constant loving connection in a relationship filled with care andattention, receiving MA with honors, and even getting my first book ready for publication!In Catherine Ponder’s book “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity” it is written that “The ungratefulnever prosper’’. According to the author, your ungrateful attitude is pushing abundance and prosperity away from you. James Arthur Ray in his latest book “Harmonic Wealth” extends her point with a wonderful example of a woman, who in search for a sporty, handsome, generous,caring and so on soul mate overlooked her sporty fitness instructor, her generous parents, her caring younger brother, and so on. Not until she appreciated the Universal appearances of thedesired qualities that were already in her life that they came together in one man, as desired.The biggest gratitude in my life has always been for the people I know. Until recently, I pridedmyself with being good at showing it. But last night, still upset with my interpretation of L.’s behavior, I told him: “A long time ago I let you know just how I feel about us; why do you keepassuming that I have changed my mind?” He answered, with more than a touch of sarcasm:“When you plant a flower, do you water it regularly or do you water your flowers just once in alifetime?”Always the biggest advocate for long lists of “water” for relations, I suddenly realized just how Ihad neglected this precious flower of my life. Though it has never been easy for me to share andask, pulled deep into coping with current emotions, I had missed out reassurance and gratitude.Though at the time it seemed to me I was giving enough. Now I have to go and write in my gratitude journal… or better yet, first meet with, call and writeemails to the people whom I love with all the power of my soul… my heart sometimes takes blessings for granted and forgets to count them. I guess, I’ll start with paying a visit to L., for why hide in a notebook feelings that can be personally delivered and multiplied by sharing?BONUS: To get a free ebook “The Astonishing Power of Gratitude” by Wes Hopper ($29 value – yours for free!) send me your response to this column at email@example.com. Please put “Gratitude” in the subject line.