The 100 Day Reality Challenge

At the beginning of the challenge, I was very systematic about expressing my gratitude to the universe. I kept a gratitude journal, and every evening, right before going to bed, I would write down a list of things I'm grateful for (usually around 15 or 20). But... I'm not a very systematic person. So this only lasted for the first half of the challenge or so.

What I do now seems much more natural to me. I've incorporated gratitude in my daily life. Every day, whenever I start thinking about something good in my life, I remind myself how grateful I am for it, and then I start thinking of other things that I'm grateful for, in whichever order and at whichever time they occur. I hold on to the warm, cozy feeling of gratitude for as long as I can, revel in it, and then move on with whatever I was doing when the thought first  came to my mind. This happens multiple times a day. I don't write it down anymore, and I don't keep a gratitude journal either - to be honest, reading gratitude lists is not the most exciting thing ever, so why write it down... The important thing is feeling it.

But there's another important thing I've learned, which is expressing gratitude to the outside world and everyone involved in your manifestations. I'm not talking about saying things like "thank you for passing me the ketchup", but technically it is the same thing.

Yesterday I went to yoga, and at the end of the class I went to my teacher and thanked her. About three weeks ago, she had us do a meditation that was very focused on fulfilling a wish. My wish was to find a qualified and fulfilling job in the UK, and it has happened, so I decided to thank her and to tell her that my wish came true. I felt a bit ridiculous and was getting second thoughts about this - "why would she care about your wishes" and "this is so silly" - but when I saw her face light up after I told her the news, I knew it was worth it.

It feels awesome to know that you've contributed to somebody's happiness, even if it was in a small way. So if somebody does that for you, don't forget to tell them. Their smile will be priceless.

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Comment by x on May 20, 2013 at 2:18pm

hey ! just a question. I used to do the gratitude journal and I found it helped a lot. id like to start doing it again. would you say it helps to be systematic in the beginning? until you really get the hang of it? because I know im a very routine person I feel like it might take a while to incorporate something into my routine before it becomes 'natural' like in your case...know what I mean? what do you think?

Comment by Kevin on May 2, 2013 at 10:36am

awesome. way to be!!! you are sweet!

Comment by Gloria Bolton on March 27, 2013 at 9:47pm
Raizel, I am so happy that I got the chance tonight to catch up on your blog. Even though I had already read that you succeeded in your job search, I have to say that I am so filled with joy still for you! Congratulations, and I know all is going well for you! Take care and keep up you high vibration and joy! Love and Light! <3
Comment by Andrea on February 19, 2013 at 5:59pm

very beautiful!

Comment by Raizel on February 8, 2013 at 2:13pm

Glad you enjoyed the entry :)

Comment by Sunny Side Up on February 7, 2013 at 10:31pm

Thank you for your positivity! It's inspiring to me :)

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