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Appreciation is clearly a positive action. When you appreciate something or someone, you are sending positive energy into the universe. That can only benefit you with positive energy coming back to you.

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction is simply believing in the premise that the universe or higher power (regardless of your religious affiliation) has influence in your life.

Perhaps you aren’t a believer in such principles as the Law of Attraction. You may think it’s contrived, and that the universe doesn’t keep points with rewards and demerits as you go through each day. However, it’s been shown time and again that when people put out positive energy, they receive that in kind. I’ve certainly experienced it in my life and often find that the same is true for negative energy.

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Even if you aren’t a believer, what can it hurt to project positivity into the world? Your small circle of friends and your family will notice it. That is enough to justify staying positive and appreciating those little blessings in your life.

The Law of Attraction works in simple ways. Things within our universe have a tendency to migrate toward similar things. Emotions and feelings are the same way. Positive emotions tend to trigger responses filled with positivity. Test it out for yourself. Smile at the next person you see and watch how the law of attraction brings back a smile in return. A 10X positivity would be to pay a sincere compliment to a friend…then wait. Within a few minutes, hours, or days an event will occur to bring you joy.

The news reports seem to show challenging and distressing news on every channel. The proliferation of the internet compounds the issue with media being constantly encroaching into our lives. A tweet or social media posting that harbors hatred or ill-will seems to be shared more readily than those sharing good fortune or happiness. Virality of certain memes creates an avalanche of negative karma online.

The followers of the  Law of Attraction believe that those who post negative messages will find negativity returned. They cannot hide in their anonymity either. The universe has a way of bringing it back to them.

Travel Dreams

Some people believe they cannot change what happens to them or around them. This is classified as an external locus of control. They are unable to visualize the alternative, which is an internal locus of control. In the second model, people believe that they do have influence in how their life events play out and that their choices matter.

The Law of Attraction is a less scientific paradigm of the same concept. Your thoughts and feelings do have an effect on the events that take place around you. A shift in your perspective and understanding of the truth about your relationship to the universe can attract better things into your life and lead you to a life that you desire.

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How does this relate to travel? In my experience, when I begin to dream of a trip, I may be lacking the available vacation time or the financial freedom to plunge into the trip. I’ll begin my trip planning and as I go deeper into the planning, circumstances will inevitably evolve to turn the trip into a reality. I may be inspired to sell some items for my “travel fund” or to cut back on certain expenses for a few months. It’s daydreaming in action…and the action results in the desired end result.

What You Can Do Today

If you believe that the small items don’t make a difference, think about the number of people that are alive on the planet. There are more than six billion people. If everyone projected his or her appreciation for one small item, there would be a massive surge of positive energy.

Likewise, think about the hours in a month. To achieve a travel dream, working a side gig for only one hour per day will certainly add up quickly.

Somehow, for me, it makes sense that my focus drives a result. Choosing to focus on relevant goals seems to bring them into my view and into my realm of success. Try it sometimes and let me know how your life changes.

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