The Power of Gratitude
By Charles Hopkins
Published 09/20/2007 | Religion
This prayer of gratitude was found on a scrap of paper in a rancid
dormitory at the liberation of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp in
Germany at the end of World War II.
"Lord, remember not only the men of good will, but also those of
ill will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted
upon us. Remember rather the fruits we have brought, thanks to this
suffering: our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, the courage, the
generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown out of this. And when
they come to judgment, let all the fruits we have bourne be their
The Power of Gratitude is an extremely important aspect of
attracting to you the abundance and happiness that you desire and
deserve in your life.
How is it that gratitude can affect the life experiences that you
encounter from day to day? The power of gratitude works on the brain.
It is a useful approach to lifting the spirit to a higher frequency
where deep and lasting happiness can occur.
There is a very simple reason why most spiritual traditions suggest
that when praying we give thanks for what we already have rather than
ask for what we do not have. The power of gratitude and the vibration
it creates within us always attracts more good things to us. You were
guided here to learn how the power of gratitude will transform your
life into a dream come true.
There is a wonderful Hasidie parable about the power of gratitude
to change the course of our destiny in a heartbeat. This is the speed
it takes for a "thank you" to reach Heaven's ears.
Apply the power of gratitude to supercharge your success. You can
do this by consciously training yourself to notice everything you have
to be grateful for and by doing so, tap into the power of gratitude.
Gratitude is often overlooked and seldom ever considered to be an
important aspect of re-programming your subconscious for success. Did
you know that all the scientific reports that you read and hear about
where folks excel after they adopted an attitude where gratitude was
part of their everyday life or started to keep a Gratitude Journal are
further testaments to the power of gratitude? Being grateful and seeing
situations (good or "bad") as a blessing brings more joy and happiness
into your life.
When you are thankful for something, no matter how small it is, you
are initiating the Law of Attraction to get even more of what you want
and deserve. Watch how the power of gratitude works to create peace,
beauty and joy in your life. The most powerful attitude we can ever
have is the attitude of gratitude.
By learning to appreciate what you have, you increase your ability
to harvest the abundance of God's blessings. When you are able to fully
develop that awareness, (and with a little practice, you will) not only
is it an extremely freeing experience, but you are setting yourself up
for a much greater flow of abundance and happiness being attracted to
and coming into your life. The Universal Laws that govern everything in
life are in place and you only need to learn to operate in harmony with
them. When you do, it will allow you to attract the abundance and
happiness that you desire.