I must admit that I embarked on the
‘one-way magical journey’ of gratitude, consciously, only a few years ago. I
soon realised and saw clear evidence of the fact that when I felt grateful for
something, more of that came into my life as a magic magnet!
Imagine getting more of what you want
or what you like, just by feeling gratitude for having it, just by appreciating
it in whatever form and scale you already have it or even a part of it! That’s
why I called gratitude a magic prayer.
You don’t have to necessarily say this
prayer out loud. You just have to feel it.
But ‘awareness is key’. You need to
practise it enough that your awareness of receiving gratification—big or small,
comes to you naturally and you immediately feel or say your silent magic
prayer of gratitude.
Below are 10 common situations, which
most take for granted and just assume their occurrence or presence in their
life—sometimes with a sense of entitlement and sometimes with just absence of
mind. But the magic of gratitude and developing that precious awareness also
lies in the basics of your daily life.
Just by developing an awareness of
these things and not assuming them in your life by default, will make you feel
joy in the smallest of things and this magic prayer of gratitude will work like
a magnet to attract more joy and abundance.
- Every time when you’re travelling to/ from work or
elsewhere, do you feel gratitude for being in a comfortable, air-conditioned
car, maybe even with a chauffeur, while it may be burning hot or freezing cold
or raining heavily outside?
- Every time you go to bed tired, do you feel
grateful for the comfortable bed, the air-conditioning in your room and the
cosy duvet you sleep in?
- Every morning when you wake up and walk sleepy eyed
into your bathroom, do you feel gratitude for your private bathroom and the hot
- Every day when your maid, cook, driver, car cleaner
do their duty to serve you and fulfil your basic household needs with honesty
and sincerity, do you feel gratitude towards them?
- Every month-end when your salary gets credited to
your bank account, do you say ‘Thank you’ to the universe (or whoever you
believe in) for receiving that salary?
- Every time you take out your card or cash to pay
for something you really wanted, do you feel gratitude for the money you have
and for being able to afford what you really wanted and even send blessings to
everyone, known and unknown, who probably had a hand in making that material
object or an experience accessible and available to you?
- Every time you have a good, enjoyable meal at a
restaurant, do you feel gratitude for it and send silent blessings to everyone
who contributed, behind the scenes, to your meal and experience?
- Every time you get on a flight, whether for work,
holiday or a family occasion, do you spend a moment feeling gratitude for the
wonder of aviation technology and being able to fly in comfort and luxury?
- Every time you go on a holiday, do you feel
grateful for being able to take out time, your leave approved, to be able go to
there with your friends, family or just to spend some time by yourself?
- Every time it is a family member’s or a close
friend’s birthday, do you feel gratitude for their presence in your life, their
love, friendship and support, besides just wishing them mechanically?
Try it. There’s no downside to feeling joyful and blessing someone!
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