This article comes at a good time for me because I have been trying to be more grateful. I started doing it because I read that gratitude increases happiness. Researchers have found that people who naturally have a happy, positive outlook on life are also grateful and that people who naturally have an unhappy, negative outlook are not grateful (http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/)
. They also say that you can teach yourself to be more grateful. When I first started, sometimes the gratitude was forced, but the more I do it, the more I genuinely feel it.
My goal was simply to feel better—that is, not unhappy. But then I found out through today's article and others that feeling gratitude can also help manifest my desires. Awesome!
I do have a question for Steve. I read today's article and then read the Jan. 22 one on "Gratitude." I'm confused about the power of Level 1 gratitude for activating the Law of Attraction. In the Jan. 22 article, you spoke of Level 1 gratitude as being kind of weak, but in today's article, you seem to be referring to Level 1 gratitude, but it's not so weak. Am I wrong about that? How do the ideas in the two articles line up?