Years ago, a brilliant leader taught the magic learning number is 6. For example:

  • If you want to remember a person’s name when introduced, silently repeat the name 6 times.
  • If a math student wants to conquer a math problem, work it 6 times.
  • If you want to master a book, read it 6 times.

Above all else, if you want to free your mind and spirit, a gracious, meaningful prayer is one by St. Ignatius of Loyola:

   “Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,

   My knowledge, my understanding, and my entire will.

   Take, Lord, and receive all I have and call my own. 

   You have given all to me; I give it all back to you.

   Everything is Yours, do with it what You will.

   Give me, Lord, only Your love and Your grace,

   That is enough for me.”

Whenever I feel in want, I repeat this prayer 6 times. When you feel needful, I suggest your repetition if this prayer will fill your soul. And I guarantee you God’s love and grace will be your reward. You will be filled with a concerto of gratitude!