Monday, December 7, 2009

Einstein Had it Right

Thank you! Two simple words, so powerful, they can make a huge difference in your life. It doesn't matter whether you give thanks to your God, the Universe, or your higher self, just say "thank you." By expressing gratitude on a regular basis, you can attract more of what you are grateful for.

If you want better relationships, say thank you for the good relationships with the people in your life right now. If you to want to lose your negativity and create more joy in your life, saying thank you for the joy you already have will bring more.

Saying thank you for your vibrant health will create it. You will smile more, your eyes will shine, you'll stand taller and straighter. Showing gratitude has been known to relieve pressure. If you want more money, be grateful for what you have now. Even if you're broke; there's always someone worse off than you. Be grateful and you'll attract more good into your life.

One of the best ways to show gratitude is to list five things to be grateful for and write them in a gratitude journal before you go to bed at night. For fun, you could decorate each page with colorful stickers. How about the people who make your life easier? The person who held the open door for you when you had your arms full of packages? The waiter who went the extra mile to make your meal enjoyable. The driver who stopped to let you cross the road.

You don't have to give thanks only to people. Other blessings from the Universe come in for their share of thanks, too. How about the warmth of the sun on your face? The wind that makes the trees dance? The rainbow arcing across the sky?

Albert Einstein said thank you every morning when he got out of bed. He continued to say it all day long and went from abject poverty to having one of the greatest minds in the history of the world. He knew all about the power of gratitude. By midday he admitted to having said thank you several hundred times. When asked why, he said he was thanking all the scientists who had gone before him, making his way easier. Say thank you for all the blessings in your life, and who knows what you will achieve.