The Magic House.
My daughter and her boyfriend had been looking for their first house to buy. The market here in southern Ontario is crazy. Houses are going for $100k to $200k over the asking price. They had included myself and my wife as well as both his parents in the house hunting search and viewing. After looking at at least a dozen houses, putting in offers on 2 or 3, and getting outbid by hundreds of thousands of dollars, they were feeling very discouraged. They decided to take a break for a while and just see what would happen.
It was about this time that I started reading The Magic. They called us after a few weeks to say they were going to look at another house, would we like to come? We said sure and agreed to meet them at the house one Friday morning. I did my list of ten things I was grateful for that morning and then headed to the house. When we got there and looked at it, we all agreed that this house was the one. It was not a big house but it had a beautiful, big lot.
Later that day when I got home, I added some things to my list of things to be grateful for. They were:
1. I am grateful for Lindsay and Tanner buying the house we looked at today
2. I am grateful that Tanner’s parents are such nice people.
3. I am grateful for my wife making the trip down from the cottage to see the house.
After adding the above to my list, I put my journal away and did not think of it again. Lindsay messaged me that they were going to put in an offer on the house. We received a call from the 2 of them on Saturday. They told us that they bought the house! They ended up paying a little over the asking price but it was still $50k below what their maximum budget was. I could not believe it! I was so happy for them but also blown away by the power of gratitude! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I have another story that happened a few weeks later after writing out my Magic Cheque from the Universe. I made out my Magic Cheque for $10,000 to fix up my recreational cabin. A few days later a friend of mine, who is going through a difficult time, asked me if he could stay at my cabin while he sorts a few things out. I told him absolutely! He is a very handy guy, in fact, he has built several houses in the past. So I basically came upon at least $5,000 worth of free labor out of the $10,000 I asked for from the Universe.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! This book has changed my life forever!
Note: I saw a reference to The Magic book and so I bought it. To say this book has completely changed my life in every respect would be a gross understatement. I went through the 28 day process and I continue to write down 10 things that I am grateful for every day.