I received my Gohonzon on January 1st, 2009 and started chanting in June of 2008 but really pressed in by August 2008. What a gift this has been. Regardless of the struggle, in any arena of life, chanting always helps me revolutionize the struggle in the experience to one of value and faith. Enlightenment, true happiness, is really possible as you effect what is happening around you. The more I chant, the more the conspicuous benefits pour in, and the more the inconspicous benefits sprinkle throughout my day, and the more I come out of challenging situations to places of gain, beauty and good, I realize that I am Nam Myoho Renge Kyo - simulteneaously causing things to happen and causing effects in my environment. True happiness is in my grasp.
The Gohonzon has delivered a present (gift) to you. Wishing you courage, good health and absolute happiness. Please open it and find out what it's inside. Please don't forget to say "thank you" to the Gohonzon.