My Toastmaster Speech – Project 2
“Whoever Has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.”
I know it sounds pretty unfair that whoever already has will be given more and who don’t will be taken from him, it’s like “Rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer” and this passage is from an ancient holy scripture. But there is a catch, a riddle to be solved , and when you know it a new world will opened up for you. And the catch or riddle is one single word “Gratitude”.
Let me say it again – “Whoever has Gratitude will be given more, and he or she will have an abundance. Whoever does not have Gratitude, even what he or she has will be taken from.” Now does it makes sense, if you ask me? Yes! It does perfectly makes sense to me.
There is another passage from some other ancient Holy scripture : “And when God proclaimed: ‘if you are grateful I will give you more; but if you are ungrateful verily my punishment is indeed severe.”
If you keep digging every single Holy scripture then you’ll find Gratitude all over some in cryptic form some in visible form. These all scriptures are actually telling us the fundamental law of science and law of the Universe.
Gratitude operates through a Universal law that governs our whole life. According to the law of attraction, which governs all the energy in our Universe, from the formation of an atom to the movement of the planets, “Like attracts like.” It’s because of the law of attraction that the cell of every living creature are held together, as well as the substance of every material object. In our life , the law operates in our thoughts and feelings, because they are energy too, so whatever you think, whatever you feel, you attract to you.
If you think –
- I don’t like my job.
- I haven’t got enough money.
- I’m not confident enough to speak to that girl.
- She doesn’t appreciates me.
- My life is mess
- My child is trouble
By thinking or saying these you are only attracting more of these experiences.
But if you think –
- I love my job, I completely enjoy it
- My family is very supportive
- I’m feeling great today
- I’m confident enough to speak that girl
- My child loves me
- My life is great, I’m living a life that only 15% of world population can afford.
And if we sincerely feel the gratitude, the law of attraction says you must attract more of those things into our life.
Gratitude works in same way as metal being drawn to magnet; our gratitude is magnet, and the more gratitude we have, the more abundance we magnetize. It is universal law. We keeping hearing sayings like, “whatever goes around comes around,” “you reap what you sow,” and “you get what you give.” Well, all of those sayings are describing the same law of universe.
Let me share you my personal experience, last few years were very tough time for me, my life was filling with anger, hatred, guilt, resentment, well that happens when you put all your eggs in one basket and try for something which gives you false hope that it may change your whole life but at the end all you get is failures. You start hating yourself and persons around you, you start blaming them for your failures and more over everything goes around you makes you angry.
When it starts happening to your life it’s time for heads up and lookout to solve it or else it’ll eat you up from within. I was feeling empty and discontented – I tried Jogging, daily I used to jog for an hour, Swim 75 laps a day, tried Yoga and Meditation but they helped very little. Then I came to know about “Gratitude” I found that I was focusing at half empty part of my life, I was comparing myself to more successful people than me and the definition of my success was completely wrong.
What gratitude taught me that, it is not the empty part of life I should focus on instead I must focus on the Half full part, I must focus on what I’m blessed with in my life and what I already has and when I did that I’ll felt really great and content.
I started practicing Gratitude and I started counting my blessings every day, every day I said to my self –
- I’m truly blessed to have my parents, Because they are very supportive, provided me good education, they are kind to me, they loves me a lot, they takes care of me, listen to me, stands by my side. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
- I’m so grateful to have my elder brother, Because he is very supportive, understanding, honest, simple hearted, Kind, loves me, listen to me, stands by my side. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
- I’m truly grateful for my friends, Because they understands me, very helpful in needful time, enjoys my company, accepts me and respects me as I’m, stands by my side. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
- I’m truly blessed to have healthy body and healthy mind, I truly thankful to whole Universe and dear God for it, Because with healthy body and healthy mind I can enjoy my life and achieve anything that I desire. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
Then I started to pay gratitude to everything that I’m blessed with from clean air to water, from auto drive to bus driver, from my maid to newspaper guy, from my fan to bathroom shower. I found that I have so many things, that everyone desires do you know that 80% of Indian population earns less than Rs.1600/- a month? And 80%of rest 20% earns less than 7000/- a month? We are living far-far better life than so many people in India and in world.
No matter who you are and what you are if you count your blessings and pay gratitude for them, you’ll feel happy and God will give you more happiness, universe will provide you more abundance. Now today before going to bed think for a moment what is the best thing that happened today? And say Thank you Thank you Thank You, tomorrow morning when you wake up think 10 things that you are blessed with and every time you say thank you thank you thank you. Universe will bless you with more abundance.
Thank You Thank You Thank You