The Magical Way Out of Negativity

Excerpts taken from the book ‘The Magic’ by Rhonda Byrne.


Whether it’s a relationship in turmoil, financial pressure, a lack of health, or problems in a job, negative situations arise because of a lack of gratitude over a long period of time.  

If we are not grateful for each thing in our lives, we are unintentionally taking those things for granted. Taking things for granted is a major cause of negativity, because when we take things for granted we are not giving thanks in return, and we stop the magic happening in our life.

Are you grateful for your health when it’s good? Or do you only notice your health when your body gets sick or hurts?

Are you grateful for your loved ones when everything is running smoothly, or do you only talk to others about your loved ones when there are problems? Are you grateful when your car is working well?  

Or do you only think of your car when it breaks down?

Taking things for granted results in complaining, negative thoughts and words.

If you’re complaining about the weather, the traffic, your boss, your spouse, your family, a friend, a stranger, waiting in lines, bills, the economy, the cost of something, or the service of a company, you are not being grateful, and you’re pushing your dream life further away with every complaint.

Now you understand that complaining, negative thoughts and words, and taking things for granted stops the good things in your life. Now you understand that when something goes very wrong you have unintentionally not been grateful enough.

It’s impossible to be negative when you’re grateful. It’s impossible to criticize and blame when you’re grateful. It’s impossible to feel sad or have any negative feeling when you’re grateful.  

And the best news is that if you have any negative situations in your life currently, it won’t take a long period of time to transform them with gratitude.  

The negative situations will disappear in a puff of smoke – just like magic!

Walt Disney, who knew about the true magic of life, showed us how to do this in his movie Pollyanna.

IMP Exercise     

Take one problem or negative situation in your life that you most want to resolve, and look for ten related things to be grateful for.