“This whole experiment in pretending to be a human was intended as a light comedy, a stroll in the garden, a cheeky knock-knock joke.”–Matt Cornwall

What I’m about to say is so simple that I know for a fact that a lot of you will dismiss it, write it off, roll your eyes and think “there she goes again, talking nonsense.”

So I’m going to ask you to take this rather primitive, four-word strategy out for a spin. Don’t take my word for it. Just try it.

Ready? Give thanks for everything.

What do you have to lose? Unless you woke up feeling absolutely blissful this morning, excited to leap out of bed, there’s always room for improvement. Try this for the next 21 days.  And see what happens.

Remember, I said thanks for everything.

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius pointed out some 2000 years ago that the quality of our lives depends on the quality of our thoughts. And the quality of our thoughts depends on our perception.   

And while there are lots of techniques for changing perception (meditation, affirmations, going to workshops are a few that springs to mind), the one that ALWAYS, 100 percent of the time works is counting your blessings.

I was reminded of this potent manifestation technique at All Souls this past weekend. I was standing in line to get a latte and one of the beautiful participants, also jonesing for caffeine, expressed her excitement at the new PERFECT job she’d started the Monday before. She said this awesome job literally fell into her lap (she didn’t even apply, if I remember correctly) after she started practicing the gratitude program I wrote about in Thank and Grow Rich.  

It was all surprisingly easy. And that’s the other perception I personally play with on the regular. Things don’t have to be hard. Life can be easy. As easy, my friends, as “giving thanks for everything.”

Again, nothing to lose and a whole new perception to gain. #222 Forever!

Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World).

26 Responses

  1. Simple, effective, and rewarding, thanks Pam.

    For consideration: Forgiveness helps us to remember who we are. Our destiny is love.

  2. Someone I Love deeply was in need of this today. I sent it to her. A dear young single momma claiming her right to joy for she and her amazing children. It was like an Angel showing up.
    Thank you Pam. And Indeed I Am filled with gratitude.
    Kate

  3. That’s strange because every night before I go to sleep I say ‘thank you’ four times, no matter what had happened that day. Even if something negative had occurred which usually turns out to be okay.
    Hedgehog love!

  4. Loved Thank and Grow Rich! It came to me with perfect timing. I remember starting the process and being panicky because I was late for work. ‘Uh. I’m supposed to be thankful for THIS?’ When I think how far i’ve come since then… my mood is my most important currency! When i was really getting into your book many years ago and realising, thinking, oh, I could start the day on the right foot well before I leave for work? My whole day can be more full of joy?? Not just mid way through???’ As I used to throw the mornings away, much of the time if I was going to work that wasn’t the dream. So! Thank you so much, Pam!!

  5. Amen and Amen! This is the absolute TRUTH. Try it; it works!
    Thank you, Pam, for the timely reminder.

  6. Dear Pam, Tomorrow I will celebrate my sixty-eighth birthday.
    I have read a lot of books so far. From Dostoevsky, Aldous Huxley, Henry Miller, etc. The other day my son Milan, who has read all your books, asked me what I would like for my birthday. My answer was, “to meet Pam and talk to her”. It’s not the words you use to convey your experiences to readers, but the energy I feel between your lines that makes me jealous and in awe at the same time. Then I understand what a poet said, “Everything is much nicer while it’s sought
    While it’s just a hint.”
    Be blessed……

  7. As a man thinketh in his heart so is he! So if our heart is filled with joy and gratefulness how could we have anything less than a beautiful day!

  8. Thankyou Pam for this light and happy reminder! Perfect timing for me too today. Interestingly whilst looking for a particular book last night I found this one that I’d forgotten about – The Gentle Art of Blessing by Pierre Pradervand – and I think it goes perfectly with your post today. Bless everything and say Thankyou for everything. So, thanks Pam for your fabulous posts! They’re such a blessing to me and so many others, and I wish you abundant blessings of all kinds in return. 🙏🥳🎈😘🦋

    1. Hi Jenny, i just ordered “The Gentle Art of Blessing” …the title alone sounds so lovely and wonderful, and can’t wait to read it! Thanks for mentioning it : ) xo

  9. Pam, thank you for your writing, and the light of wisdom you share with your readers. Full disclosure: every time a “Pam Grout” email pops up, I know it will be joyful to read. Thank you!

  10. I agree. I’ve just done the 28 day course in the book The Magic and it feels like gratitude is now engrained in me. I’ll read your Thank and grow rich book again Pam. Thanks for reminder.

    Loraine x

  11. Thank you, za Smrkce through ~ Wait ti Et ~ jaz sm pa 040/ 4ever : 721. I love u through 🌑 munDa. Kajam (HD148112) učitelji – Ka

  12. Thank you Pam! You “happen” at the right moment for me! 21 days of gratitude and being thankful is up and running! 😁

  13. I love this Pam! It made me realize how much I was regularly on the “lookout” for what to thank and appreciate. Thanking EVERYTHING…eliminates all that overthinking! I don’t need to break down the aspects of a person’s behavior, a situation etc. and look for something to thank and appreciate about it.
    Just thank it all! The whole enchilada per se. I feel such a sense of relief in the ease and simplicity of this method.
    So….Thank you!💕
    Monica

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