Just a theory. Desire + Gratitude + Action = More gratitude and RESULTS
The New Age world is buzzing with inspirational quotes, articles, books, and as many ways to get you to experience more gratitude as possible! But convincing someone who is bitter or angry that they should be more grateful is like arguing with a color blind man regarding the difference between red and green. There are lovely writing practices you can do first thing in the morning or late at night, meditations, prayers and even volunteering your time and energy to a good cause. But I think there is more, and it is much simpler than ever imagined.
I believe there is a simple equation to it all. Desire+Action+Gratitude=More gratitude+RESULTS. Do you want something more in life? Put your gratitude and desire into action! Each moment is an opportunity to unlock the power of gratitude. Oh, you weren't grateful in that last moment? Well here it is again, again and again. When you consistently and repeatedly put your gratitude into action, you get results, at the end of the week, month, year and 10 years!
Here's an example. Let's say you want a stronger, leaner body. How can you put gratitude into action in this example? Look at your current body and the parts that are fully functional. Do you have legs that walk, arms that can hold, a body that can dance and move? Say to yourself "Thank you, body, for working!" Decide how you would like to use your body to show gratitude. Thank your legs by starting a walking, running or swimming practice. Thank your arms by doing yoga, lifting weights or gardening on the weekends. DO THIS WITH YOUR ENTIRE BEING! Only DO what you enjoy but make the decision to take action. And only do it because it makes you FEEL grateful. But don't forget to DO it!