Richard Bach said, “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they are yours.” By the same token, argue for your blessings and they are also yours. I have a friend who wanted more love in her life so she set her watch to beep once an hour to remind her to take a deep breath and choose to feel lovable, loved, and loving. Another friend said his watch beeped every hour, but it just reminded him that he's an idiot because he doesn't know how to turn it off. We CHOOSE what belief we want to reinforce, and what we want to attract into our lives.

I was reminded of this when a staph infection I had raged on for several weeks. The antibiotics I took for it created dizziness, nausea, and pain, yet despite the antibiotic’s toxic intensity, the infection still wouldn’t completely heal, AND my body was then additionally ravaged by the antibiotics! I felt frustrated and wondered if my infection would EVER heal. A voice in my head moaned, “I’m doomed.”

Like attracts like, and sure enough, that attitude invited in a cascade of more evidence of doom: A blood test that was taken to determine the nature of the infection showed that I’m pre-diabetic. That shocked me! I have an extremely strict diet and eat minimal sugar and starches, and yet I’m pre-diabetic!? Then a friend told me that the carrot juice I drink everyday is loaded with sugar and that could be what’s causing the high blood sugar. My moaning, groaning, doom and gloom voice whined, “Here I am trying to be healthy by drinking carrot juice every day and it’s doing more harm than good!”

Fortunately, I’ve been eavesdropping on my Debby Downer Doomsayer, and remembered that I have a choice. Since what I focus on grows, I decided to replace my “I’m doomed” declaration with “I’m blessed.” I shifted my focus to my many blessings, chief among them: my fabulous husband Tom and our rich, loving, fun relationship, my deep and dear relationships with friends and family, and my spirited, spunky soul that has come to schoolhouse earth for maximum learning and growth.

In just one day of focusing on my blessings, a major shift occurred…I became a blessings magnet! I was now magnetizing beaucoup blessings into my life. One of the blessings I attracted was a natural solution that heals my particular type of staph infection (turmeric applied externally to the infection, and taken internally via 1 teaspoon in water 3 times a day). Lo and behold, my infection finally healed!

Blessings abound, since turmeric also helps lower blood sugar! In addition, I’ve stopped drinking carrot juice and am drinking green juices instead, increasing my feeling of vibrance and vitality. Having this infection forced me to get a blood test, which alerted me to my high blood sugar and got me to make changes to correct it…so the infection itself actually proved to be a blessing! What seems like adversity is often a blessing in disguise, especially when we choose to see it that way.

Doom and Gloom is an old familiar pain body of mine that came to visit me for a bit to remind me that I have a choice about how I want to feel and what I want to attract. When I shifted from a doom focus to counting my blessings, it created a relaxation in me that allowed my immune system to do its job; negative energy suppresses the immune system, while a positive attitude enhances it. By focusing on my blessings, my blessings multiplied like bountiful, beautiful, benevolent bunnies!

How about you? What are you magnetizing into your life right now? What would you like to magnetize?

Author's Bio: 

Janet Jacobsen is the author of the book Oh No, Not Another ‘Growth’ Opportunity! An Inspirational Cancer Journey With Humor, Heart, and Healing. To read more of Janet’s FREE, uplifting, entertaining, and informative essays, as well as the first 4 chapters of her book, go to