Radical Gratitude: The Secret to Creating Miracles

Gratitude Creates Miracles

Once when I was going through a particularly difficult time in my life, a close friend suggested I write a gratitude list. Only able to focus on the problem at hand, my first reaction was, “What I do have to be grateful for right now?” My friend urged me on and reluctantly, I began to write.

A half hour later, I was amazed at the shift in my perspective and how much better I felt. Not only had my attitude improved, but several days later, my problem was solved. I remember thinking at the time, “Wait a minute. Maybe there is something to this gratitude stuff!”

Often at the Thanksgiving table, surrounded by family and friends, we are encouraged to remember what we are thankful for. Gratitude, however, is something we can choose to acknowledge not just on one special occasion, but all year round. The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to reflect on gratitude.

Gratitude is Powerful

Gratitude is powerful because it’s hard to be in a state of despair, or to feel victimized while we are feeling grateful. Gratitude doesn’t pretend the problem isn’t there; it helps remind us of the ways we’ve already been blessed, and reassures us that more blessings are on the way.

When we perceive a situation from a place of lack, whether it be a relationship, work or our financial situation, we usually feel like everything is going down the drain. Gratitude gives us a foundation to build on; an area where we can say, “There is an area of my life that works.” From that stepping stone, we can build the life we want. For example, we might be thinking, “I really don’t like the way my boss is acting and I hate my job.” But instead we affirm, “I’m grateful for my co-workers who support me every day.”

Use gratitude when something wonderful and unexpected comes into your life—a dream job you’re always wanted, a new relationship or a creative opportunity, for example. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the fear that we will sabotage the good in our lives. Gratitude helps to ground us. By saying, “Thank you,” we are telling Spirit, “I accept abundance. I am open and receptive to all good.”

Gratitude and Relationships

Gratitude can also help save a relationship. In my readings I often get clients who call to tell me what they are not getting from their partner. They only see what the relationship lacks: “He never calls,” or “She can’t communicate without fighting.” Remember, feeling grateful doesn’t mean that we like everything our partner is doing, but it may help us to remember why we fell in love with them in the first place. Instead try, “I’m thankful for her sense of humor,” or “I really love the way he listens.” Gratitude creates a vibrational shift that brings out the best in everyone, whether it be our partners, our friends or our family. Express gratitude for someone you love—they will definitely feel it!

And lastly, don’t hesitate to feel gratitude for you! Many of us have had difficult experiences, and we are so busy judging ourselves for what happened in the past, we forget to appreciate how much we’ve grown. Lovingly and unconditionally acknowledge yourself every day. One of the biggest miracles you will create from gratitude is a wonderful relationship with yourself.

It Doesn’t Have to be Major

A Course in Miracles says, “All expressions of love are maximal.” The same is true for gratitude. Many of us think that something major has to happen in order for us to feel truly grateful. What we are grateful for isn’t as important as the fact that we appreciate what we have—no matter how big or small.

So take out a pen and paper, give yourself 15 minutes, and just start writing. There is no wrong way to make a gratitude list! You can be grateful for the air you breathe, the fact that the sun is shining, for the color green or the friend that made you your favorite food for dinner. You can be grateful for being able to see, to hear or to dance. You can be grateful for your ability to love. There are so many things to be grateful for, you may find you don’t want to stop writing after 15 minutes!

37 thoughts on “Radical Gratitude: The Secret to Creating Miracles

  1. Jasodra

    Gratitude. Being grateful .is the best way to find peace from within As god always see the bigger picture and make things come your way. In the future

  2. Lou Ann

    I’m grateful for your article. As it turns out, January22 was a horrible day for. Now I can start working to be grateful for what and who are around me and look to new beginnings. Thank you!

  3. chloePsychic Chloe

    Thank you for this wonderful article Cameron!

    Every word you wrote is just a blessing of truth!

    There is always an abundance of things we have to be grateful for.

    Love & Light!

    Psychic Chloe [ext: 9421]

  4. Kathleen

    Thank You so much for the wonderful article on Gratitude.
    I needed this, as I am facing a challenging time in Life. I am sure when I make my list of the things I am grateful for… I will look at my
    situation in a better
    perspective !

  5. Kathleen

    Thank You so much for the fabulous reminder to be grateful for so many things in Life. When one is facing a challenging situation in Life, one has a tendency to forget to
    focus on Gratitude.
    I will make a list of the many things I have to be grateful for….

  6. sherry

    I have been going thru a really bad marriage and looking at a bad divorce, I have had so much bad happen to me the last three years that I just about forgot there was good. I have a daughter and a grandson that I care for and am not able to work, so im looking at not only trying to figurer out how im going to live the rest of my life but how I will care for them. but I want you to know that this message has give me hope and as long as my family are together and we love each other things will work out as long as we are thankful for what we do have and that is most important. so thank you for this message. and good luck to all that read your message.

  7. sabina

    I realy like you’re gratitude colum it was insperational even if you dont have things to be grateful for I am just happy to help other people pass

  8. shannon

    Thank you, as always! Once you get started w gratitude, make it a daily habit! Just saying ‘thank you!’randomly to the universe, while walking or driving, will give u a boost! The amazing thing is that when you have an attitude of gratitude, more & more positives manifest in your life! it can even be contagious



  10. betty

    Thank u for sharing this article, i ll start writing things that i am grateful for no matter what had happen to me before, i ll make a promise to keep going and be positive in life

  11. Stanley Koskiewicz

    Yes, I am a very lucky and blessed man. I always do my best. We must be forever thankful for the people we love, and the ones who will allow themselves love also. Thanks for the very kind message about writing down all things to be grateful for!

  12. Mercedes

    Thank tou very much for writing and sharing this article. Without even writing a word all this thoughts came to my mind of things, events, people that I am thankful for that I am amaze in spite of couple of very sad things that happen to
    me. On November my boyfriend without any explanation stop speaking to me. I tryed three times to get an answer to no avail and in December had th o put my dog to sleep. This event was the worst! Wish I would have had this article before, I find it extremely helpful and enlightening. Thank you again!!!
    Mercedes R. Wittrock

  13. Gibert J Richard III A K A Rickee

    Hi! Cameron Just wanted to let you know i thinks its great to see young people thinkin’ & talkin’ my talk I’m 60 yrs old lost my mom when i was 7 yrs old and im still here. I always think of my glass bein’ half full Than empty!! Thanks Rickee

  14. Willie Simpkins

    I think the Gratitude List u mentioned has great potentials for combating/coping and possibilities of eliminating problems.

  15. frenchie

    i started on this path a year ago all i can say is i go higher everyday i give thanks to the universe everyday for what she brings to me its the only way to be,i used to be sooo negative all the time to the point that my health started suffering i had friends around me telling me to not be this way then i realizede something about the half glass of water being an engineer to me half full half empty was the same boy was i wrong i realized that a half empty glass can only get empty but a half full glass can only gett filled to overflowing and that is now how i fell over flowing with love and grattiude i often watch the video the secret have seen it now probably 100 times and i take something from it every time go on chance you and how u think you wont know the person you can become til you take that first step

  16. JoAnn

    After reading your article concerning being grateful, I have No reasons to feel the way I do no matter what is going on in my life a this very moment. I should be thankful, thankful. Thank you for reminding me of how good God is and I have no reasons to complain and I want complain I will only be grateful.


    I realy appreciate this article it helped me out of a slumo I was in. Thank you . Your friend in community, Maria

  18. Geraldine Swain

    I needed this SO bad. I lost my Mother ( My Life) September 17, 2013. All I do is cry an want a way out. I don’t go anywhere, set in my pajamas all the time, go nowhere! When Mom died/ I died!
    Nothing has helped me like this. It’s So True. I have to focus on All Ihave to be thankful for. My husband died (in my arms) in my sitting room, My Mother died in My bedroom ( where I sleep now (also in my arms) My dog was creamated to be put in my casket. Is In My Kitchen.. I just feel So Lost without them. THANK YOU SO MUCH. GOD BLESS YOU

  19. Geraldine Swain

    I needed this SO bad. I lost my Mother ( My Life) September 17, 2013. All I do is cry an want a way out. I don’t go anywhere, set in my pajamas all the time, go nowhere! When Mom died/ I died!
    Nothing has helped me like this. It’s So True. I have to focus on All Ihave to be thankful for. THANK YOU SO MUCH. GOD BLESS YOU


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