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How Life Delivers Focus

So this week, our entire family was wiped out by a virus. (Not Corona, but it packed a punch). We said we wanted to slow down and we got it.

Its a funny example of what I wanted to share with you this week for Thanksgiving. I'm realizing one of the reasons gratitude is so powerful is because what we focus on, we create more of in our lives.

Call it law of attraction, scripture, or psychology.... Whatever you call it, it is a pattern I see repeatedly in myself and in my clients.

Focusing on gratitude = more things to be grateful for

Focusing on lack = more lack

Focusing on problems = more problems

Focusing on solutions = more solutions

Victor Frankl, author of Man's Search for Meaning, wrote about a prisoner in a concentration camp who was able to even express gratitude for fleas. The prisoner recognized that because their sleeping quarters had fleas, the guards wouldn't enter. In their privacy, they were able to read a smuggled Bible at times, which was a great blessing.

The reason we can be grateful even in trials is because there are two possible sides to every story. Gratitude always focuses us on the positive side, even though it isn't always easy to find.

It sometimes helps me to remember that more of one thing is always less of something else and visa versa.

Less health = more rest

More sickness = less exertion

More fleas = less guards

More gratitude = less to complain about

I'm so thankful for you in my life. I hope you feel full of abundance and gratitude this Thanksgiving.

I love you all,

Anna Thalman


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