When you tap into the power of gratitude, incredible things begin to happen. Things you never would’ve expected. Gratitude is not simply good manners. Rather, when you’re consistently grateful, it has the power to completely revolutionize your life.
Consider these good things that happen when you’re grateful…
You Attract Good Things
The Law of Attraction says that you attract more of what you focus on. When you’re grateful, you are intentionally, purposefully, and powerfully focused on good things. Because you attract more of what you focus on, gratefulness results in attracting more good things into your life.
Jen Sincero puts it this way:
The more consistently you stay in gratitude and focused on that which is good, the stronger your connection to Source Energy [God, the universe, etc.] is, and the more quickly and effortlessly you’ll be able to manifest that which is unseen into your reality.
Do you want to attract good things? Do you want to position yourself to constantly receive goodness? Then start building the habit of gratefulness today.
You Experience Greater Happiness
Being a grateful person makes you happier overall. In fact, some people have asserted that being consistently grateful had the same impact on their happiness as doubling their overall income!
Really, this shouldn’t surprise us. When we’re grateful, we’re focused on all the good things that are happening in our lives. We’re focused on positive things and not wasting our energy griping about the negative. That consistent gratefulness produces a “loop” of happiness.
We’re grateful → We feel happy → So we’re more grateful → So we feel happier
Gratefulness is like a happiness vitamin that you can take every day.
Gratitude Deepens Your Relationships
It has been found that when we thank people, it makes them want to be around us more. In other words, if you’re grateful to people, they want to spend more time with you. After all, when someone thanks us, it makes us feel good. It makes us feel like we’ve helped them out.
Thankfulness is an exchange of positive energy between two people. Would you rather be around someone who is constantly putting out the positive energy of gratefulness or someone who is constantly stewing in how unhappy they are? The answer is obvious. When we’re grateful to people, it attracts them to us. They want to be around us and develop friendships with us. Gratefulness is magnetic and helps to develop deeper friendships.
You Become Healthier
Gratitude is not just a state of mind. It has real, direct, positive effects on your body as well. Specifically, being grateful makes you healthier in a number of ways. Counting blessings instead of burdens has been known to reduce physical symptoms of illness. People spend more time exercising, experience less physical pain, get more sleep and improve their sleep quality when they practise gracefulness.
Additionally, grateful people are much more likely to do things to take care of their health, such as going to the doctor. Gratefulness is powerful when it comes to promoting good health. When we’re grateful, we’re actively putting out positive energy into the universe, and one of the ways that positive energy returns to us is in the form of better health.
You Are More Optimistic
A grateful heart turns your focus towards the blessings coming into your life. You’re preoccupied with all the good you have rather than the things that you don’t have. The result is that you become consistently more optimistic.
Suddenly, everything seems possible. When you’re optimistic, your eyes are opened to the abundance of the universe and all the glorious possibilities that it offers. You begin to develop the sense that good things are always coming your way, and you really do start attracting those good things.
You Strengthen Your Mental Health
Gratitude has been shown to have a number of very specific mental health benefits, including reducing toxic emotions such as envy and regret, as well as minimizing depression. It has also been shown to decrease stress.
As noted earlier, when we’re grateful we don’t have much room for toxic emotions. You could say that gratefulness detoxes us from things like jealousy, regret, and anger.
You Become Less Materialistic
It’s not necessarily wrong to want more. But if you’re constantly focused on what you don’t have, you’ll end up feeling unhappy, ungrateful, and discontent. When you’re ungrateful, you lose much of your ability to enjoy life, and you feel more negative emotions.
On the flip side, when you’re grateful, you feel a deep sense of well-being:
- You’re content with what you have.
- You don’t constantly compare yourself to others.
- You are more inclined to be generous.
To be clear, being grateful doesn’t mean that you don’t work hard or seek to make money. It simply means that you’re extremely thankful for what you have. And here’s the paradox…
The more grateful you are, the more likely you are to work harder and produce more good things in your life. Why? Because you’re already optimistic about what your efforts will produce.
It’s really a win-win situation. You become less preoccupied with material things while also still working hard to achieve your dreams and goals.
You Become More Spiritual
Being grateful connects you to something bigger and greater than you. When you’re grateful, you’re saying, “Thank you,” to something that is bigger than you. You’re receiving blessings with open hands from the One who gave them to you.
When you’re more spiritual, you raise your overall energy levels so that you receive even more good things from the universe, which in turn, gives you even more reasons to be grateful. Spirituality and gratefulness go hand-in-hand.
Begin to tap into the power of gratitude and watch as your life, your capacity, your dreams expand.