Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 28, a little late

Greetings my Gracious Group of Grateful Gals, Guys, and everyone in-between! I must apologize, I hadn’t realized that my scheduled post never published! But, as they say, better late than never!

Remember the Magic

That’s the thing with magic. You’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.

Charles De Lint 
The Magic, pg. 235
Today we will start off by remembering yesterday. Rhonda Byrne explains that remembering the magic is one of the most powerful practices of gratitude because every day is unique, so each time you count yesterday’s blessings they will be different. 
Start todays’ practice by asking: What are the good things that happened yesterday? Did you receive good news? Did you magically acheive one of your desires? Did you feel especially happy? 
Remember the magic and list yesterday’s blessings on your Thank you list. Read over your list, feel the gratitude, and say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for each item. 

Remember The Magic – it was created for YOU!

The Magic, p.237

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Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 22

We are almost to the end of our 28-day challenge! This month has FLOWN by! They say time flies when you’re having fun, and I’ve certainly had more fun this month! My mood has improved, my patience has improved, my luck has improved (and considering it was almost non-existent before, that’s saying something!), and most of all, I’m feeling grateful for so much! It’s been snowing all weekend, and instead of thinking “oh this sucks, I have to shovel this damn walk way” I thought “I’m so glad I have warm boots and gloves and a shovel to clear my walk way! And I’m blessed to have been able to get my son a nice snow suit, so he can play in the snow while I clear the path and dig out my car, and don’t have to worry about him getting soaked through to his clothes.”
Have you noticed any differences in how you look at your world? in what you think? in how you react to things?

The very first desire that I received was bringing joy to millions of people through my work. The rest of my desires magically followed, and one by one, as they appeared before my eyes, I crossed them off my list. So now it’s your turn to use gratitude’s magical power to make your desires appear before your very eyes.

Byrne, p. 197

Top 10 Desires

We are going to be working with our list of desires today. At the start of your day, after you add 10 more items to your Thank You List, get your list of Top Ten Desires out. Read through each sentence and desire on the list, and for one minute imagine/visualize that you received your desire. Feel as grateful as possible. If you have a hard time with visualizing, then imagine your desire came true and conjure the emotions you’ll feel when that desire comes to you.  
Byrne tells us “…no matter how big your desires seem to be, you can receive them through gratitude. Even more than that, gratitude will bring a joy and happiness for life that you’ve never felt before, and that is truly priceless.”I am confident that this is true. I know since I started expressing gratitude even a little bit my life improved dramatically. Since this challenge began, I’ve been able to get 2 more clients, which will increase my income by 25% per month. That is huge for me! I’m so grateful – for the work, the income, the people who hired me, the person who referred me, and to myself, for not giving up on my writing business when things got hard. 
This isn’t something that Byrne suggests, but I recommend that when you hold your magic rock and say thank you for the best part of the day, you say thank you for the best part AND say thank you for achieving your number one desire. Re-read it and imagine it before you go to sleep. Think about how you will react, what you will do the day after you receive it, who you will tell, how they’ll react…even imagine if you’ll post it to social media, and if so, what will you say? The more detailed your imagination the greater gratitude you’ll feel, and the more gratitude you have means more magic which will bring forth your most deeply desired goals. 
As always, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for reading!

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 19

 

I hope everyone had a great week! Finally the weekend! We are due to get a major snowstorm up here in New Hampshire, so I will be spending the day preparing for that- going shopping to stock up on food, water, batteries, candles, diapers and wipes for my son. The local Walmart has just gone through a make-over, so I cannot find anything in there anymore! I will wander around craning my neck for what seems like forever and when I finally decide to flag down an employee more often than naught I’ve already passed the aisle I’m looking for.
I do get a lot of steps in when I decide to go there though, which is perfect for today’s magical practice! Today is Magical Footsteps – taking 100 thankful steps.

Following in Albert Einstein’s Footsteps

Today’s practice is inspired by Albert Einstein.

You may take any number of steps you’d like at anytime, anywhere you’d like today – so long as you meet the 100 steps total. With every footfall you think “Thank you”. Left foot thank you right foot thank you…you get the idea.
Byrne promises that this practice will make you feel happy, even if you are in a rotten mood before you start. She writes “It doesn’t matter if you can’t get much of a feeling of gratitude while you’re taking them; I promise you will still feel happier afterward. If you’re feeling down, Magic Footsteps will make you feel better, and even if you’re feeling great, Magic Footsteps will lift your spirits even higher!” (p. 177). She also notes that you should spend at least 90 seconds on this – it’s how long it takes the average person to take 100 steps apparently. She goes on to say that the practice isn’t so much about the steps, but it will take at least 100 steps in order for the practice to make a difference.
If Einstein said “thank you” 100 times EVERY DAY, then we can do it at least one day out of our entire lives (and maybe we will start making a habit of it – maybe not 100 but maybe 10, or 30, or 50 times).

As Usual…

Start out your day by writing 10 more blessings on your Thank You list, and then before you go to bed take your rock, hold it tight while thinking of your day, and say Thank you for the best part of the day.
Until tomorrow my lovelies!

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 18

Welcome to Day 18!

We all know that one way to be successful is the discipline to plan ahead and stick to those plans. I’ve tried a number of planners, task apps, calendars, and even the BuJo method. I watched several how-to videos, and despite the narrator saying how easy and time saving it is, I found it complicated, confusing, and messy. I like a good cluttered page – but not when I’m trying to write small and can’t

read anything I’ve written because they’re all on top of each other. I gave it a week – I couldn’t remember the icons, despite the key, and in the end I cut out the pages I wasted and decided to use it as a journal. I’ve just purchased a new bullet journal, this time using the content page system (sorta) but didn’t even bother with the planning part of it. I’m currently working on a new project – Magical Musings School of Witchcraft! My newest BuJo is dedicated to that. I have a section of resources I’ll use or plan to use, then have a section outlining the classes I’ll include and a break down of the lessons. The rest of the journal is divided up so each class has a section, where I keep notes, sketch out intro’s or lesson plans, write down quotes, even doodle possible logo designs.
After the BuJo planning mess, I was given a Happy Planner! My best friend upgraded to the biggest one, and gave me her mini! I went out the next day and purchased refills and a new hard cover (I HATE when the corners of pages get curled up from being put into a bag) and then went right to youtube to find ways to personalize it without paying the crazy high prices for the Happy Planner addition packs. My little planner may look messy, but to me it’s organized chaos. I’ve got stickers, folders, sticky notes galore and I love it! I even got some elastic ribbon from Walmart and made a band to wrap around the book to keep it closed, and a little ring that’s attached to the back cover so I can keep a pen with it at all times. I love it, and it’s helped me keep my life under control! The upcoming months will only get more hectic, so it will only become more precious to me. If you haven’t already, try Happy Planner! Like I said, you pay for a hard cover, a basic dated packet, then hit the dollar store, craft store or Walmart to make it your own without spending more than you have to.

So why am I going on about planners, you may be wondering. Well, today we are going to make a to-do list – a Magical to-do list!

This Magical To-Do List practice will help you with any little day-to-day problems when you don’t know what to do or when you simply want something to be done for you. You will be amazed at the results! 

The Magic, p.168 

I must admit, the last part there makes me think of infomercials, promising amazing results for a hair tie that makes you tan or rings that lower your blood pressure lol (I haven’t actually seen either, but I’ve seen equally silly). this is a little different though, because we have the Law of Attraction and the magic of Gratitude working behind the scenes.

So, make a list titled MAGICAL TO-DO LIST, and write out a list of the most important things/problems you need done/solved. Choose 3 of the most important from the list imagine that they were done for you – make sure you envision one task at a time. After you have imagined how, when, and by whom each item was completed/solved, s
pend one minute on each item, believing that it’s done and feeling immense gratitude in return.

As always, start the day by adding 10 blessings to your Thank you List, and end the day by holding your magic rock and saying THANK YOU for the best part of the day before going to bed.
Until tomorrow, my lovely readers!