“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder
Imagine if you were the only person on Earth; you would have no desire to do anything. What would be the point in creating a painting if no one could see it? What would be the point in composing music if no one could hear it? What would be the point in inventing anything if there was no one to use it? There would be no reason to move from one place to another because wherever you went would be the same as where you were – no one would be there. There would be no pleasure or joy in your life. It’s your contact and experiences with other people that give your life joy, meaning, and purpose. Because of that, your relationships affect your life more than anything else. To receive the life of your dreams, it’s vital that you understand how your relationships affect your life now, and how they are the most powerful channels for gratitude to start magically changing your life.
Gratitude makes relationships flourish. As you increase your gratitude for any relationship, you will magically receive an abundance of happiness and good things in that relationship. And gratitude for your relationships doesn’t change only your relationships; it also changes you. No matter what your temperament is now, gratitude will give you more patience, understanding, compassion, and kindness, to the point where you won’t even recognize yourself. The little irritations you once felt and the complaints you had in your relationships will disappear, because when you’re truly grateful for another person, there’s nothing you want to change about that person.
Choose three of your closest relationships to be grateful for. You might choose your wife, your son, and your father, or your boyfriend, your business partner, and your sister. You might choose your best friend, your grandmother, and your uncle. You can choose any three relationships that are important to you, as long as you have a photograph of each person.
Once you’ve selected your three relationships to write about, it’s time to set the magic in motion. Sit down and think about what makes you feel gratitude towards the relationships you pick. What are the things you love most about this person? What are their best characteristics? etc.
After you’ve spent some time thinking about what you’re grateful for about the person, put their photograph in front of you, and with a pen and notebook, or on your computer, choose the five things you are the most grateful for. Look at the photograph of the person as you make your list of five things, begin each sentence with the magic words, thank you, address the person by their name, and then write what you’re grateful for. You can choose any relationship that is close to you, as long as you have a photograph of them.
Thank you …….for…….
Thank you John for always making me laugh
Thank you Mom for helping support my college funds
Once you’re finished keep the photographs with you throughout the day and feel gratitude towards them as you go about your daily activities. If you’re out and about put them in your purse or wallet. Somewhere you will be able to see them is the key.
- Count your Blessings
- Hold your Magic Rock before sleep and think of the best thing that happened today
- Let go and have faith <3