Long ago… a bird lived in the desert, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat or drink, and no shelter to live. It kept on cursing its life day and night.
One day an Angel was crossing from that desert. The bird stopped the Angel and inquired ” where are you going?”
Angel replied ” I am going to meet God”.
So bird asked “please ask God when my suffering will come to an end?”
Angel said “sure, I will and bid a good bye to bird.
The 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”.
The Angel said “when the bird hears this, he 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. After seven days the Angel was passing from the same path again and saw that bird was very 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 had told that for seven life times there is no happiness for the bird. With this question in mind he went to visit God. Angel asked his query to which God replied “yes, it was true there was no happiness for the bird for seven life times, but it changed 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.
THANKING GOD FOR EVERYTHING helped me shift my view from what I do not have to what I have in my life.
If we are aware of how powerful 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.
Be grateful… and see the change in your attitude.
Be humble… and you will never stumble.
Deep gratitude to all of you for reading it. Thank you