Gratitude: A Formula for Everyday Magic

A woman was in her study room.

She appeared very sad and down.

She picked up her pen and started writing the following:

I did not get an interview for the jobs I applied for.

My Employment Pass was rejected and my husband could not get back to Singapore, so I had to travel to India.

My Mother is so sad and I feel helpless.

My Family lives all over the world and I didn’t get to go home to England for Christmas or New year.

My Father was terminally ill and died at the young age of 58.

My Grandad also passed away this year

a few days before my dad.

At the end she wrote, this was such a bad year!

Then, the woman’s husband came into the room and saw her looking lost and confused, he saw the paper she had written and gave her a kiss on the forehead and left the room. A few moments later he came into the room and handed her a piece of paper, he placed it in his wife’s hand.

When she saw the paper it had her name on the top and it said:

I got married this year to the love of my life

and my Father was able to be at my

wedding as well as many other relatives

and friends who flew over at that time.

I did not get the jobs I applied for,

but I have set up a private practice

as well as helping out with multiple business’s.

This has led to happenstance opportunities

taking form in my career path, and my husband’s, which has allowed me to help carry on my Father’s legacy.

I got to go to India, where I found myself again,

had a spiritual awakening,

and lots of time with my new husband.

We also found a solution to our visa issues

and my husband was granted his EP,

which means everything is falling into place.

My Father may have passed away at 58, but he lived to have my brother and me, he met my mum at 18 and they had kids at 23, which meant he had lots of time with us. I got to spend so much time living at home with my parents and then, when his illness took a turn for the worse, I helped care for him. Most people I’ve read about become depressed and aggressive as the illness progresses, but Dad turned mellow and appeared quite serene. He even said when I asked him how he was feeling one day, “I’m happy darling”. I said, “What is making you happy dad?” and he said with a big smile on his face and a glow in his eyes, “Because I am around you and your mum and the people I love”. Some people die very young, too young to even have kids. My dad lived to teach us enough over the years to know how to live without him if we ever had to. That is something to be grateful for.

My Mother is pushing herself to do things out of her comfort zone despite her grief and has two kids who will do anything to make sure she’s ok and as happy as possible given the circumstances. She met my Dad young and had 40 years with him, which is an awesome amount of time. I have been able to help her a lot with all their personal affairs all because of my Father’s teachings. My Family and friends live all over the world, I have so many places to visit and reasons to go back home, which is such a luxury.

At the end it said: This year was a year of blessings and every little thing you do is magic. The woman was amazed and so happy at the interpretation of the events in her life that year!

Moral of the Story: It is essential for us to see, that in our lives, it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratitude that makes us happy and in that happy grateful state, life becomes magical. Always look for the blessings in life, no matter how bad the circumstances may seem. Gratitude is the formula for an abundant and happy life!

Make Life Magical!

 

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