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“It is most necessary to begin the day with right words.
Make an affirmation immediately upon waking.
For example:
‘Thy will be done this day!
Today is a day of completion;
I give thanks for this perfect day,
Miracle shall follow miracle
and wonders shall never cease.’
Make this a habit, and one will see wonders and miracles come into his life…
However, one should never use an affirmation unless it is absolutely satisfying and convincing to his own consciousness, and often an affirmative is changed to suit different people.
For example: The following has brought success to many:
‘I have a wonderful work, in a wonderful way, I give wonderful service, for wonderful pay!’
I gave the first two lines to one of my students, and she added the last two.
It made a most powerful statement, as there should always be perfect payment for perfect service, and a rhyme sinks easily into the subconscious. She went about singing it aloud and soon did receive wonderful work in a wonderful way, and gave wonderful service for wonderful pay.”
~Florence Scovel Shinn from The Game of Life and How to Play It
(“First published in 1925, this book has inspired thousands of people around the world to find a sense of purpose and belonging. It asserts that life is not a battle but a game of giving and receiving, and that whatever we send out into the world will eventually be returned to us.” )