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Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge: Day 15

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Magically Heal Your Relationships Byrne starts the chapter off by saying: If you have a difficult or broken relationship, are suffering from a broken heart, or hold any resentment or blame toward another person for anything, you can change it through gratitude. Gratitiude will magically improve any difficult relationship, whether that person is a husband, or wife, brother or sister, son or daughter, partner, boss, business client, work colleague, mother- or father-in-law, friend, or neighbor.  P. 141 Chances are, you are not grateful for someone when you are harboring angry feelings. You're angry, so you can't be blamed for not stopping to think about why you're grateful for that person. Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, said: Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.  There is some merit to the broken relationship; you just have to look closely to see it. I have a troublesome re…

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 14

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Wow, we are half way through the challenge! Who else has noticed a change since the magick of gratitude has been growing in your life? Isn't it incredible? I've noticed that I'm cheery, even in the mornings when I have to get my son up and ready for school after he woke up in the middle of the night or didn't go to sleep at his normal bed time (I follow a routine and he's in bed at the same time every night, but there are a few nights a month when he is just a spaz and spends have the night thrashing around playing in the blankets). I'm noticing my blessings much more, like having a great heater in my car - again especially in the morning when I take my son to school! It has been 5-10 degrees most mornings this winter, and I am so grateful my car warms up quickly! I'm grateful to have a car too! I see parents walking with their kids and 1. feel awful for them, and 2. feel so blessed that I not only have a car, but a reliable car that runs well, gets good g…

Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge: Lucky #13!

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Make All Your Wishes Come True When I initiated this challenge I talked about motives - the reason behind why I'm doing it, and hopefully you thought about why you wanted to do it too. Aside from learning how to be a grateful person, we can't help but think about what we would do if we could magically transform our lives. As a witch, I have used magick to change my life multiple times. If you're a witch or a magician of some kind you probably have too. Gratitude is a magick unlike spells we cast - it's more powerful than any amount of energy we harness from the moon or sun or stars. Gratitude and love are the strongest powers in the universe in my opinion. By now, we have begun to generate quite a bit of gratitude magick in our lives. So what are we going to do with it? That is what we are going to figure out today. 
I wish I may, I wish I might... Carve some time for yourself today, and sit down with either a pen and paper or your computer. Make a list of your top 10…

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 12

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Day 12: Magical People Who Made a Difference
I'm sure by now you have your copy of The Magic, so you would know that she starts by saying: Every one of us has received help, support, or guidance from other people at particular times in our life when we needed it most...And then life goes on, and we tend to forget those times when one person touched us or changed our life. Sometimes you don't even realize the impact a person had until well into the future, when you look back on your life and realize that a particular person was pivotal in magically changing the direction of your life for the better.  (page 117-118) We are not going to do this, though, we are not going to forget the people who touched our lives and magically changed it for the better. We are not going to live on with blinders, only the feel gratitude when it's too late. At some point today, carve out time for you to sit and think of three extraordinary people in your life. You will address each one in turn …

Magical Gratitude 28-day Challenge: Day 11

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Welcome to day 11!  I hope everyone has been having a wonderful, thankful week!
Start today with the magic words: THANK YOU!!! Say thank you for everything you touch today. Thank you for the heat in your car, the coat that protects your skin from the biting cold, thank your child for having the will to live when s/he was but a heartbeat in your womb. Be thankful for your toothbrush, and toothpaste, be thankful for the clean, safe water you use to brush your teeth.  Instead of the Thank you List, you are going to count your blessings. Make a list of 10 blessings, and why you're grateful. Reread the list, and say thank you, thank you, thank you! Feel as grateful as you possibly can. 
Before you go to sleep tonight, hold your magic rock and say thank you for the best thing that's happened today.  The best thing that happened today for me was seeing my son run up to his teacher and embracing her with love and appreciation. His teachers are amazing. When my son started the school y…

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 10

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We are at Day 10! Who is feeling amazing! I know my mood has been getting increasingly better, my patience has increased, and I'm finding myself just sitting back and smiling thinking about how lovely my little life is. How has your life changed since starting this challenge? I'd love to know!! Just contact me and tell me your story!

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle Philo of Alexandria

Today's chapter reminds me of a situation I had just the other night. I went through McDonald's drive through to get a smoothie, and the woman in the window was far from friendly. She impatiently barked "what would you like" when I ordered, "go to the 2nd window" when I finished telling her my order, said nothing but the amount I owed when I got to the window. She pushed the cup into my hand and all but threw my change at me. I considered telling her to drop the attitude, because I certainly did not deserve such gruff treatment. But then I tho…

Magical Gratitude 28-Day Challenge: Day 9

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Welcome to Day 9!  So, we have been adding 10 items to our gratitude list every morning, and each night we hold our gratitude rock thinking about the day and saying THANK YOU for the best part of the day.  Today we are going to be practicing an exercise designed to bring us more money! (again!) Byrne has dubbed the chapter "The Money Magnet". Day 9 Exercise: Gratitude for your bills... If you don't have enough money, the last thing you would normally do is feel grateful for your bills, but if fact that's exactly what you have to do to receive more money in your life. The Magic, p.96
Get your bills together and separate them into 2 piles - paid and unpaid. Get at least 10 paid bills, and all of your unpaid bills. On all of your unpaid bills, write THANK YOU FOR THE MONEY and feel grateful for the money to pay them (even if you don't have the money). Feel grateful for the services provided to you, feel grateful that you were able to get electricity or cable or phon…