Gratitude And The Law Of Attraction – My Online Gratitude Journal #1
June 13, 2008 by Akemi Gaines
Gratitude is contagious.
Just watch people saying “Thank you.” “Thank YOU.” to each other. We like hearing thanks, and when we hear it, we naturally reciprocate. We also like the opportunities to say thanks.
I am starting the Gratitude Friday series, inspired by Stephen at Adversity University. This will add a new perspective to this Yes to Me blog. So far, I’ve been taming the “Akemi” in this blog because I want to build the online community of people who aspire to live their purpose and / or build businesses that resonate with who they are. This blog is not about personal rants. Features like Interview With Successful Entrepreneurs and guest blogs are key components here, and when I share my real life stories, I intend to present them with universal wisdom that can help the readers.
Offering informative and inspiring articles and building the community remain to be the main objectives of Yes to Me. In this Gratitude Friday series, however, I will take a different approach and let “Akemi” come forward. I will share my ups and downs of the week as a new entrepreneur with real life. I hope this helps you get to know me better
Gratitude and the Law of Attraction
I do fair amount of reading and commenting other people’s blogs. This week, I found an interesting article at Tom Stine that defends the Law of Attraction. There have been some articles recently that put down the Law of Attraction and I was feeling sorry for those who may be discouraged to try it because of those articles. I thought of writing something in LOA’s defence myself, but wasn’t quite ready to raise the discussion. Tom did a nice job pointing out the different planes of energy (logical observable world and invisible spiritual world), and I’m grateful for his courage to write that post.
Yep, I know the Law of Attraction works. (No, I can’t prove it, and I have no idea about quantum physics. For me, if it works, it’s useful. If the word “law” bothers you, call it the way you like it – the term has nothing to do with its effects.) Law of Attraction is the backbone of this Gratitude Friday. What I am genuinely grateful for, I get more of them, and more of the people / things / events that bring me gratitude.
Gratitude to my business outsource
I’m grateful for my graphic / web designer Elaine for doing such a wonderful job here at Yes to Me and at my new website Akashic Record Reading. Here, she adjusted some of the formatting so that the long blog titles are easy to read and links are clearly visible. She also helped me to fine tune akashicrecordreading.com I initially started working with her because she was in Oregon, but all the work communication is done by email, so really, anyone in the US can work with her. I recommend her to anyone who needs some design work, such as business cards and web design / modification. She is in her first year of her business, so she is offering very good rate for her professional work.
Gratitude for learning opportunities
I joined Toastmasters a few weeks ago because I want to organize seminars as life coach. My group meets every Wednesday lunchtime. I was the joke master this week – my second time delivering jokes. I enjoy attending the meeting a lot. The meeting is very well organized, and the people are so nice!
In addition to learning public speaking skills, this meeting helps me to have friends locally. I just moved to this area last October, and I was feeling a bit lonely without a corporate job that gets me meet lots of people. Really, when I was working the 8 – 5, the best part was that it let me work with so many people in and outside of the company. Working from home, on the other hand, is nice as it lets me define my time and tasks.
Gratitude for good health
I am grateful for my good health. I’ve been working on eating even healthier, reducing my sugar intake, and I naturally lost a few pounds in two weeks.
Finally, I have a bit convoluted gratitude for the Oregon weather . . . Can you believe it’s mid June and not even 60 degrees!? At night, it drops to 40s and I actually had to use heater this week. I learned a new word “June-uary” Now I don’t do well in the heat, and that was one of the reasons I moved from Tennessee to Oregon, so I am grateful – but maybe this is too much . . . Wait, the weather report says it will be in the 70s this weekend! Let’s go out and play!!
What are you grateful for? (Read: What would you want more?)