Do you believe in the law of attraction? It’s the idea that you attract to yourself everything you have by your thoughts and actions. I do. Recently I’ve seen evidence of this law as manifested by niceness.
Last Monday, and today – not days chosen for any reason, just days I remembered to think about it – I made a serious effort to be nice. Now, I don’t mean just be cordial, or don’t be rude. I mean actually real, got-out-of your-way nice. Things like sending a nice letter to someone letting you know that you appreciate them, or telling people that you really care about them. Also, I made sure to compliment people, even when it felt a little weird and uncalled for.
Now I went through my days, doing a few of these things now and then when I remembered to do them. I didn’t think much of it, and I didn’t expect any immediate results. But, tonight I had the greatest revelation. Both Monday and tonight, I got far more calls and text messages from friends than normal. It was all kinds of stuff, from texts that just said hi or a funny story, to friends I rarely hear from calling for advice. It also was not the people I was going out of my way to be nice to, it was totally different people!
I have to say, I feel really loved. Sometimes, living down here in Rochester, I feel a little isolated from my friends. All these notes and messages really reminded me that they are still out there, and care about me.
Now, let me put it out there that I was not being nice to people with the sole hope that people would be nice to back to me. I think the kindness needs to be genuine for the power of attraction to work. The universe knows when you are lying.
Besides, isn't it just nice to be nice? Life is much better on the sunny side.
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I love this post Anna! Good work. Nice is the best way to go! Do you know there is a book called the Power of Nice? I haven't read it yet but I have read excerpts from it. Sitting on the Megabus with my laptop open on the table and enjoying free Wifi. Amazing! Love you!