That is wonderful, Dr. Hershey. I must say that it is refreshing to hear of a doctor who is so spiritually open to concepts like the LOA.
There is a major difference between wishful thinking (yearning, hoping, wistfulness) versus law of attraction (matching vibrational energies of what is wanted and what is being felt within).
Many times, people are feeling wistfulness and desperation when wishing for a new love. Yearning for something is a different energy/feeling than enjoying what you wish for. To truly attract something into your life, you have to feel and exude the same energy that you would feel if you already had what is wanted.
Hard to explain but when you have something wanted, you feel joy, happiness, bliss, gratitude. When you are wishing for something, there is yearning, hoping, wistfulness that is tinged with the feeling of "not" having it.
When you write down the details of the love you are wanting and slip it under your pillow, you will dream about having that love which will get you to exude happy feelings that will attract him/her into your waking life.