We don't control the universe, even though we wish we could. We can't even control everything within our own little sphere of existence -- we can to a certain degree exert influence on the things around us, but many things are simply out of our hands.
How might we be blocking the kind of cooperation that would bring those to us? Attitude is one big factor. When we are in a state of cooperation, our attitude is one of joy. If we are asked to do something, we do it -- and then some.
I have figured out the art of visiting my family and having a good time with them. I would like to share what always seems to work. I have given this advice to several friends and colleagues, and they all have come back saying how they had a very good holiday.