Do You Want to Attract Only Positive Conditions In Your Life? But Do You Truly Know What Is Good And What Is Bad For You? Do you have Total Understanding?
There was a bird who lived in a desert, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat and drink, no shelter to live in. One day a dove was passing by, so the sick unhappy bird stopped the dove and inquired, “where are you going?” it replied ” I am going to heaven”.
So the sick bird said, “please find out for me, when my suffering will come to an end?” The dove said, “sure, I will.” and bid goodbye to the sick bird. The dove reached heaven and shared the message of the sick bird with the angel in charge at the entrance gate.
The dove said, “When the sick bird hears this he will get disheartened. could you suggest any solution for this?”
The angel said, “For the next seven years of its life the bird has to suffer like this, no happiness till then.”
The Angel replied, “Tell him to feel this from his heart and say this prayer “Thank you God for everything.” The dove on meeting the sick bird again delivered the message of the angel to it.
After seven days the dove was again passing by and saw that bird was very happy, feathers grew on his body, a small plant grew up in the desert area, a small pond of water was also there, the bird was singing and dancing cheerfully.
The dove was astonished.
The Angel had said that there would be no happiness for the bird for the next seven years. With this question in mind, the dove went to visit the angel at heaven’s gate.
The dove put forth his query to the Angel. The Angel replied, “yes it is true there was no happiness for the bird for seven years but because the bird was saying this prayer from his heart “THANK YOU GOD FOR EVERYTHING” in every situation, his life changed.
When the bird fell down on the hot sand it said “THANK YOU GOD FOR EVERYTHING.”
When it could not fly, it said, “THANK YOU GOD FOR EVERYTHING.”
When it was thirsty and there was no water around, it said, “THANK YOU GOD FOR EVERYTHING”
Whatever the situation, the bird kept on thanking God from its heart, “THANK YOU GOD FOR EVERYTHING” and therefore the seven years got dissolved in seven days.
How Gratitude For What It Is, Transformed My Life!
When I heard this story, I felt a tremendous shift in my awareness. I started to Accept life as it is. I surrendered to life situations, whatever It is. To Surrender does not mean resigning and not changing your life’s situation.
When I want to make any change in my life, I first accept the situation and person that life has presented to me, and then I work from there, without any mental resistance to What Is! I just ACCEPT the situation as IT IS.
I adopted this prayer in my life. WHATEVER the situation I faced I started thanking God from my heart. “THANK YOU, GOD, FOR EVERYTHING”. It helped me to shift my view from what I did not have to what I have in my life.
Now Usually I thank the universe for all tragedies in my life..
I thanked God for my past brain tumor in August 2012. I was in COMA in ICU for 4 days as blood leaked in my brain. I thank God for Losing the business in 2008 that took me years to build in Dubai during the financial recession. I thank god for excruciating back pain for 6 years. I thank god for an accident where I completely broke my Knee ACL. I thanked god when my whole family succumbed to covid while at the airport, including my 12 years and 7 years daughter.
Recently I broke the rotator cuff in my shoulder. For 6 months, I have been in intense pain due to that. I thank God for that too. I know it is in for my higher good, and it’s teaching me something that my mind doesn’t know yet.
After practicing gratitude, I reached the point that I don’t demand anything from GOD. And at times, because of that, I feel the unexpected, uninvited grace within my being. In those moments, I am in absolute Bliss and Joy.
This Prayer of “THANK YOU” had a profound impact on my life. I started feeling how blessed I am and How Joyful Life is! The purpose of sharing this message is to make you aware of how gratitude is such a miracle. It can transform our lives. If you just say ONE prayer in your life, “THANK YOU” is enough.
Whenever we feel that something is “missing” from our life, life is not fair, life is a complete mess. Let say “THANK YOU” from every fiber of our being.
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