In my book, Seven Steps to Inner Power:
"Thus, when you identify with a true idea through your gratitude, you feel the force of the love it contains. Feeling this love, you send it out again as greater, expanding gratitude. Then before you know it, your love is growing to appreciate more and more of the world around you—people, wildlife, nature, events. Ultimately, your consciousness becomes love, which you feel and express and which comes back to you everywhere in every way, as beauty, harmony, and peace.
So it is, when you express gratitude, you connect with the Universal Love that is your Silent Master Consciousness. You find love within yourself first, by recognizing the truth of who you are. Then, as you express your purity, you automatically begin to feel the love that is a part of all true ideas. You are loved, loving, lovely, and lovable. You are love.
Your awareness of love leads to loyalty."