The simplest way to understand what The Law of Attraction is that your thoughts create your reality. Everything you are right now is based on your thoughts in the past.

The first step to making the Law of Attraction work in your life is to understand your thought patterns.

Both your conscious mind and subconscious are constantly busy with thought. It's believed that the average person has about 50,000 thoughts per day. That equals 35 thoughts per minute!

It would be impossible for you to monitor each and every thought you have. Based on the understanding that like attracts like, you can control the stream of your thoughts.

Example: You're going along happily with your day. Somebody snaps at you for no apparent reason ... you have two choices ....

1. Realize that the person that snapped at you has the problem - don't make it yours. Wish the person well; think of 10 things that you're grateful for. And your day will stay on positive note.

2. Get mad at the person. Yell back at them. You think revenge is sweet. You start thinking of all the bad things they've done or said to you in the past. You have just ruined your perfect day.

You can see in the example above that your thoughts will continue in the path that you choose.

Many people think of the Law of Attraction as simply creating wealth. It's far more than that. It's creating a happier fulfilling life. Wealth in of itself cannot create a happy life.

Regardless how gloomy things are, you can find things to be grateful for.

If you are in a pile of debt - you can be thankful that the creditors entrusted you with credit when you needed it.

If you hate your job, you can be grateful it puts a roof over your head.

I once hated my job so much, that every night when I got in my car, I would call a friend and scream for 5 to 10 minutes on how much I hated my job! Every day I would meet with irate people. I got cursed at constantly. I was always behind in my work.

I then started being thankful for my job. Every day I would state how grateful I was to have great clients who appreciated what I did for them. I was thankful for the opportunity to help people truly in need.

Within a couple of weeks, I was caught up with my work. My clients always thanked me and told me how great I was. I even got thank you cards from them. This was truly the Law of Attraction at work.

Gratitude is the key to your happiness. When you are grateful for what you have, you are opening the door for more good to come into your life.

Open the door to negativity, anger, doubt; fear etc, you are in for a lifetime of heartache.

"Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It's a phenomenal lesson" Bob Proctor

Author's Bio: 

Cindy Holbrook is the web mistress of where you will find a variety of self improvement articles on a variety of subjects - Includuding Postive Thinking, Law of Attraction, Self-Esteem, Emotions and Overcoming Obstacles ... Who says you can't win'em all? Be sure to sign up for the free monthly newsletter and get a bonus ebook "Your Guide To Happiness".