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The Magic: Getting Back Into Reading

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Getting back into reading

Here I am sitting on the couch with only a dim table lamp beside me. Everything outside is quiet and dim. The world is asleep. It’s starting to get chilly. The weather starts to get colder and colder each day. Each night gets darker and darker earlier.

As I sit here, reading my favorite book, and with David Benoit in the background, I feel bliss.

I love the feeling of reading books again. Flipping through the pages and marking dog ears — makes me feel coser to the old me. It renews and freshens my mind again. It just simply brings back the memories when I enjoyed reading. Each time I finish a book, it broadens my view of the world around me. I makes me ready to understand the challenges along the way.

When I got my first pay check, I told myself that I would buy 1 book each month as a gift to myself. I did that for a couple of years. I collected books of Og Mandino, Robert Fulguhm, Dale Carnegie, John Maxwell, Chicken Soup Series, Malcolm Gladwell, Richard Carlson and other best-selling motivational or self-help books.

These books were my company when I was at the lowest point in my life. Nobody else could help me best but myself. I need to lift myself up, pick up the pieces, face the challenge and go on with my life. Be better, if not, be the best version of me.

I never stopped buying books until we had a baby, but this time it was the “What to Expect” Series and all parenting stuff. But most of them, I didn’t finish reading or even it just sat there and collected dust. I just didn’t have the time to. With a newborn baby and work, it was just so hard to do the things you want. You have to do the stuff you need first.

Now that the kids are a little bit grown-up, 7 and 11, and with a little bit of extra time from house chores, parenting and working, I decided to pick-up a book from the shelves again.

I’m flipping through the pages of Rhonda Byrne’s “The Magic“. This is her follow up book to her wildly successful “The Secret“. I’ve been reading this book for a couple of weeks now and it has helped me a lot. It’s a self-help book which is supposed to be 28-day journey that you need to apply to your daily routine. I am just half-way through the pages but I have already noticed a positive effect on me.

Since I have started reading it, though I did not diligently followed it, somehow I can already see the improvement. This book talks about gratitude. Each day, you are given a task or thoughts on how to practice gratitude. Just do it and wait until you see a postive impact on your life.

When I started reading it, I felt that my days were brighter each day. My tasks were easier, my relationships were richer and my heart was lighter. At the end of the day, I felt more relaxed, fulfilled and happy and made me sleep better. The next day, I’d wake up light and rejuvinated. Again, read the book, move on to the day’s task. Slowly, one by one, the things I wished for were given to me. Weird, eh? Yes, it’s true, at least for me. 🙂

Though not the grand wish but I know those all will lead to that.

I’m still in the middle of this ‘Magic’ journey and so far, I’m happy. I will continue to read on the next pages and will see at the end how it transformed me.

I still sometimes wonder how the universe works. When you want something, you believe, you act on it, then you will get it. Be grateful.

For instance, if you plan to move to another country, you’d start knowing and doing what needs to be done. Do you think that it was a coincidence when you stumbled on this page? Do you think it was a mere chance? Maybe. I don’t know.

If you want something in your life right now and badly want it, grab this book first and start immersing yourself thorugh the pages. Start the journey.

Check it out at Amazon.com

If you’re interested, go Amazon.com to check out Rhonda Byrne’s “The Magic”. You can also check her other bestselling book “The Secret”.

Post your comments below if you have read it or if you have other similar books which had an impact on you. 🙂

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