Cup of aromatic cappuccino with Thank You words on foam

The simple act of appreciation is more than just a thank-you; it’s a catalyst for positivity. In the grand tapestry of the universe, each expression of gratitude is a stitch that binds us to a collective wellbeing. This is the essence of the Law of Attraction (LOA): the belief that the energy we emit—be it positive or negative—is the energy we attract.

You may be skeptical of the LOA, dismissing it as new-age rhetoric. And that’s okay. You don’t have to subscribe to the idea that the cosmos operates like a cosmic karma café. Yet, there’s no denying the tangible reciprocity of good vibes. When you radiate kindness, it often finds its way back to you. Conversely, negativity begets negativity.

Let’s shift the lens away from the cosmos and into the comfort of your own community. Showing appreciation in the small circles we influence—our families, friends, and colleagues—is rewarding in itself. Isn’t the warmth of a shared smile, the uplift of spirits, enough of a reason to foster positivity?

In today’s world, negativity seems to be on the main stage, with headlines that shout despair and digital platforms amplifying harsh voices. A thoughtless tweet can travel the globe, stirring storms of criticism in its wake. The anonymity of the web can embolden some to unleash harshness they would never dare voice aloud. Yet, in this space, the LOA still applies—what goes around, comes around, even in the digital ether.

Pause for a moment before you add to the online cacophony. Reflect on the impact your words can have. Picture the uplift someone might feel from a genuine compliment, an acknowledgment of their worth. Authenticity is key—find the good in others, and sing it. Embrace the wisdom of our elders: If you can’t say something nice, it’s best to say nothing at all. Imagine if this principle were the heartbeat of every online interaction.

Consider this: With billions of souls woven into the fabric of our planet, every single one holds the potential to create a wave of positivity with even the smallest act of appreciation. Envision the power of that collective positivity. It’s a force—a movement that begins with you.

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About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested, proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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