UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE GRATEFUL
I can’t really explain it. I had wanted to understand what The Secret really meant about being grateful for everything you have and for everything you want. I wasn’t sure I would be able to do it. For two weeks after I bought them, I read the book and listened to the CD over and over. I’ve wanted so desperately to try to understand what they were saying and to manifest my own destiny. I didn’t realize you couldn’t receive anything until you were grateful for what you already had and what you would be receiving.
Things changed all of a sudden when I woke up to my alarm clock one morning and was a little frustrated that I had to get up so early. Immediately, I changed my mood to one of happiness and got out of bed. I was walking in the garden and began to feel the wind against my face and the grass between my toes, and I began to say thank you. I began to thank the Universe for the gift of being me, for my house, my family, being able to enjoy the outdoors. I began to say thank you for everything I could think of, including what I wanted to manifest. I did the same thing for the next two days, and now I finally understand what it’s like to be deeply grateful for everything that surrounds you.
I don’t have to stop what I’m doing and think about it. I just feel gratitude and happiness and love radiating from me. I used to get angry very easily, but since discovering The Secret, and even more now that I am grateful for everything, very few things upset me, and when they do, I pull myself back and remember that only on a frequency of love, happiness, and gratitude will I receive what I want.
This feeling that beams and radiates inside of me – this feeling that I’m deeply grateful for everything – is one that I wish everyone could learn to feel. The whole world shines. I often see butterflies fluttering in my garden. I am grateful for the birds chirping outside my window, for the wind that blows through my hair, for knowing that what I want is already mine, and for everything. I finally understand that once you are grateful for what surrounds you, you feel peace and love inside, which can only bring you what you want.