Thank-You-God-For-Everything – by Meenakshi Ahuja
There was a bird who lived in the desert, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat and drink, no shelter to live and kept on cursing his life day and night.
One day an Angel was crossing from that desert, bird stopped the Angel and inquired “where are you going?” Angel replied “I am going to meet God”
So bird asked angel ‘please ask God when my suffering will come to an end?’ Angel said “sure, I will and bid a good bye to bird. Angel reached God’s place and shared the message of bird to him.
Angel told him how pathetic the condition of bird is and inquired when the suffering of the bird will going to end? God replied ‘for the next seven life times the bird has to suffer like this, no happiness till then’.
Angel said when bird will hear this she will get disheartened could you suggest any solution for this. God replied tell him to recite this mantra ‘Thank you God for everything’.
Angel met the bird again and delivered the message of God to the bird. After seven days the Angel was passing again from the same path and saw that bird was so happy, feathers grew up 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.
Angel was astonished how it happened, God told for seven life times there is no happiness for the bird for next seven life times, with this question in mind the angel went to visit God.
Angel asked his query then God replied yes it was true there was no happiness for the bird for seven life time but because the bird was reciting the mantra ‘Thank you God for everything’ in every situation.
When 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, so whatever the situation may be the bird kept on repeating Thank you God for everything and therefore the seven life times karma got dissolved in seven days.
When I heard this story it landed me in a different energy zone, I felt a tremendous shift in my way of feeling, thinking, accepting and viewing life.
I adopted this mantra in my life whatever the situation I faced I started reciting this mantra ‘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.
For instance if my head used to pain I thank God rest of my body is completely fine and healthy and I used to feel headache does not used to bother me.
In the same manner I started using this mantra in my relationship, finance, love life, social life, business, friends, maids, colleagues and everything with which I can relate. I shared this story with my spouse and children too which brought a great shift in their behaviour.
This simple mantra really had a deep impact in my life, I started feeling how blessed I am, how happy I am, how good life is.
The purpose of sharing this message is to make all of us aware how powerful is the power of gratitude is. It can reshape our life.
A simple word, a simple thought, which teaches us to be grateful for everything what we have in our life has power to dissolve the karmic baggage which we are carrying from so many life times. Lets recite this mantra continuously to experience the shift in our life.
We shall end this article with the beautiful lines: Be grateful and see the change in your attitude. Be humble and you will never stumble.