The law of attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by having positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. In other words, every positive or negative event you experience was attracted by you.
Say that a special friend loaned you money when you didn’t have any. You attracted that, even without your awareness of using the law. Say that teacher, classmate, client, or co-worker gave you a hard time during the day. You attracted that, too.
We are using the law every second of every day. You’ve even attracted reading this page!