The Key to Abundance

A few months ago I wasn’t doing too well. Life was as crappy as it could get. I lived in the middle of nowhere, had to share my room with my 3 annoying brothers, My odor made me smell like crap because I had no money for deodorant, my parents refused to give me my pocket money because I got bad grades, I had no choice but to eat my mom’s stupid flavorless food, the house smelled of tobacco thanks to my dad and the list goes on and on.

My life was really crappy a few months ago but I’m super happy now. Not many things changed but I’m happy now. I only changed one thing in my life that helped me leave my emo lifestyle behind and become the blissful person that I am today.

It all happened when my friend’s dad died in a car crash leaving my friend to take care of his sick mom and his 5 year old brother. He had to drop out and get a crappy job at a dinner to provide for his family. I visited him many times after his dad passed away.

Seeing smiles on their faces always left me in awe. How could they keep those smiles even after all that had happened? Why am I not happy even though I have more? I told my friend that I envied him. How could he stay so happy?

He told me it was no rocket science, all he had was an attitude of gratitude. That’s the secret to happiness. It’s simple, focus on the good, not the bad.

I could still see the pain in my friend and his family’s eyes but they still had an attitude of gratitude and at that very moment I knew that’s what I had to do if I wanted to be happy.

Gratitude is more than just saying thanks. It does things to your life that science simply can’t explain. The benefits of being grateful don’t end but I’ll tell you a few benefits that I have experienced.

1. Gratitude makes us happy. Happiness is the greatest and most important thing you get by being grateful. Gratitude helps you focus on the good and not the bad. Focusing on the good is what’ll make you happy. This is why self-help authors preach gratitude.

2. Gratitude gives us health. Back in my emo ungrateful days, I used to get sick all the time but after practicing gratitude, I hardly ever get sick. Coincidence? I don’t think so. There’s a lot of research on this topic but I won’t get into the sciency stuff.

3. Being grateful gives you abundance. Yes I know, Science can’t prove this but trust me it worked for me. Being grateful for money gave me more wealth. Being grateful for my health made me healthier, being grateful for my family made me a more loved person. I’ll say it again, science can’t prove this but it works.

If you want to live a happier life be grateful, if you want more money be grateful and work for it. If you want a partner, be grateful as if you already have one and look for one.

This law of gratitude has been around for thousands of years. The law of gratitude has been mentioned in religious books and by famous people of the past. It’s something that has completely changed my life for the good and it’s something I’ll never stop doing.

Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention. After I adopted an attitude of gratitude, my brothers don’t seem to be annoying anymore, I have enough money to buy all the deodorant I want to fight that odor, I have a good job and don’t need any money from my parents, my grades have improved, the smell of tobacco doesn’t bother me anymore and my mom’s cooking tastes amazing. I’m not saying they changed, I’m the one who changed.

Gratitude changed my life. Just remember if you want results, you have to be grateful and take action.

Gratitude + action = :)

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey