Energy follows intention. The Universe responds to our energy and gives us the same energy we emit. By starting your day with gratitude, you are telling the Universe, "more of this energy, please!" Stay in the positive flow by guarding your thoughts, keeping your thoughts and words positive, kind, empathetic and full of love. When you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts or speaking negative words, pull yourself back into a positive flow. Starting the day with gratitude, staying in the flow of gratitude and guarding our thoughts are the first steps to living a mindful life. The next step on this path is to experience every moment fully and deeply, immersing yourself completely in the experience of the moment. Sit with life and the many experiences.