‘Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.’ (Christian Science Hymnal)
When we think about being rich, we think about money. But richness is so much more than finances! Be rich from the inside, rich of all positive feelings, rich of generosity, rich in love… Believe in magic, admire things around you, share the love.
Remember when you were a child and you believed that life was magical? Full of richness and spark? Life was magical and exciting, and the smallest things were utterly thrilling? Children see everything as magic, breathtaking, astonishing, magnificent. And then life experiences, elder siblings, parents, teachers, aunts, and uncles slowly but surely plant that doubt seed, we become disillusioned and the magic disappears…
But does it really? Rhonda Byrne in her book ‘The Magic’ says that ‘the magic of life is real, and it’s far more breathtaking, awe-inspiring, and exciting than you ever imagined as a child. You can live your dreams, you can have anything you want, and your life can touch the stars!’
So how to keep that magic alive?
Believe in it. Don’t question, don’t analyze, don’t try to figure out if it is going to happen and how is it going to happen. Just believe…
‘Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.’ (Roald Dahl)
I have read R. Byrne book ‘The Magic’ a few years ago and I was blown away. That was the time that everything changed for me. And by everything I mean my view of life. I started actively working on self-development and this book was the best starting point. Why? Because it reminded me what is important…
The answer to riches is only one – gratitude. And no, gratitude does not mean saying ‘thank you’ when someone opens the door to you or brings you a present. This is simply good ethics. Gratitude is feeling thankful for the things around you, people in your life, opportunities in your day and every small detail, feeling, possibility… It’s a Universal law.
‘Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and he or she will have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he or she has will be taken from him or her.
Therefore, if we don’t take time to appreciate things around us, within us, for us, if we don’t take time and express our gratitude, you will never have more. We tend to wish for more and talk about it daily, but do we actually stop and think how much we already do have? Take time and acknowledge it and you will see the magic happen. The amazing fulfilling feeling will pervade you.
Rhonda Byrne ‘The Magic’
Back to the book. This is the one I have recommended to a number of people. I had such joy after reading the book, it was the best gift choice for many of my friends and family for at least a year 😀
Why did I like it so much?
- It’s practical – you need to do daily tasks
- Easy to read and understand
- Gives you very clear instructions
- Helps to gain a new habit
- Makes you think
- Expands your view to gratefulness and magic in our life
Daily ‘Magic’ Tasks
‘Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.’ (Ibn Khaldoun Al Muqaddima)
We have so much information these days and access to even more of it. But knowing makes no difference unless you use it and implement the knowledge, so practice what you’ve learned. And R. Byrne’s book is doing exactly that. The book is designed to practice gratitude mindfully daily for the 28 consecutive days. Every day you need to write 10 things you are grateful for and say genuine ‘thank you’ for them all – say it, write it down, feel it! Gratitude is a feeling and a very positive one that attracts even warmer and positive feelings.
‘When you sincerely feel the gratitude, the law of attraction says you must attract more of those things into your life. Your gratitude is magnetic, and the more gratitude you have, the more abundance you magnetize.’ (Rhonda Byrne)
When I read the instructions of the book I was shocked by the difficulty of the task! 10 gratitudes a day for 28 days? That is like 280 things I need to ‘come up’ with to be grateful for. I thought this was simply IMPOSSIBLE! ‘No wonder the magic happens to only a few of us – those who have 280 different things they are grateful for’, – I thought to myself. I am grateful for my mum, dad, my kids, my house, my car… Maybe another few things, but this is nowhere close to 280!
Let me reveal this for you – we ALL have 280 things we are grateful for and many MORE!
18 Gratefulness Categories
There are 18 different categories and subjects discussed in the book and can and should be considered expressing gratitude. It all helps to think about the past, the present, and the future.
- Health and body
- Senses & feelings
- Work and success
- Nature: planet Earth, water, air, and the sun
- Material goods and services
- Out of negativity
- Dreams and desires
- Any subject of your choosing
‘Life is playfulness… We need to play so we can rediscover the magic all around us’ (Flora Colao)
So really, when you start working on counting your blessings in each step of the way… man, you see how much we take for granted. Gratitude can help you fix the broken relationship, learn from mistakes, reveal positive out of the negative experience, cure lack of health OR money. It gives that satisfactory feeling that life is actually great! And we need to help reprogram our brain to think positively, abundantly and happily 😉
Have a magical life full of abundance and happiness!
Lots of love,