"Friends are priceless, they are your shine"
from Baguio City, Philippines
So here is how my story begins:
When I was 11 years old I watched this movie on Disney, where an older brother wishes his younger brother to be gone out of his life. In the middle of the movie he was in grief and regret of making such a wish. Then he acted as if he already had his little brother back by thinking positively, and in the end he became joyous and grateful. Now, I wanted to have a brother, but unfortunately I am that little brother, and I have an older sister, we are only two kids in our family. So then I made a wish to have a little brother that I can take care of.
Years past, and when I was 14, I failed my Biology in second year so I took summer class. Then on my first day (I was absent on the first day and came on the second), our teacher said to me, “Write your name on a 1/4 sheet of pad paper.” Well, it was my first day, I was late in attending my class, and I had to introduce myself. Beside me was this kid who came from the US, and I asked him, "Do you have 1/4"? And he said, "Nope, don't have 1/4." I mean, it seems pointless but that's how I met my little brother and best friend.
I could say, even though I had to go to summer class, that was the best summer I’d had. So as it turns out he was enrolled in the same school, which I didn't ever expect. We had really fun times, but then we started having some problems, and I focused more of my attention on it and that started me failing. My life collapsed around me, my relationships were in turmoil, and my school grades were sky rocketing down. Everything was just ruined.
Then one night I was outside with my dad, he was watching this spiritual, mind-power, faith thing that I thought was really nonsense. I asked, "What’s the title of that?". He said, "It’s The Secret." I went in the house and started fixing my things, when my dad called me and told me to read the book version of the film on his laptop. At about eleven o'clock I was half-way in reading the book and I felt happy, inspired, and hopeful. I actually felt that way after reading just the first lines of the book.
Now, since that time my life has got better, but my fight with my little brother started getting things down again. I spent my time watching The Secret over and over again. I heard the lines, "When you focus on the good things you like about someone, they will become that to you.” And, “If you are to receive something that you really want, you must prepare for its advent. You should have unwavering faith.”
So I started doing that, I maintained faith, I became thankful of everything. When I wake up I thank my clothes, slippers, food on my plate, my toothbrush, comb, soap, everything.
Three weeks later I had this feeling I'll get what I want today!! I imagined how it was going to be and it happened the way I thought over and over again in my head.
At the end of the day I’d never felt so happy in my life. I got my little brother back, and it was just three days ago when that happened. And, things just got really good. I can’t tell you how good it really is.
What I can advice you in your life is that, in life you could lose your shine, your spiritual battery, your boost to get you to your goal. If you maintain good faith, focus on prosperity, think positive, appreciate about everything, you'll SURELY get what you want, no matter how down you are right now, it won’t be forever and it shouldn't be - you can change it now.
And lastly, your friends and your family are your life battery. Without them, you'd rather not be where you are, so take good care of them and appreciate every moment with them. When you have chances, dare to take them with no regret, and faith is the key thing to your goal.
And that's my story, and I'm happy.
About Dave from Baguio City, Philippines:
Hi, my name is Dave. I'm 15 years old and a third year high school student, and I swear to you, you are magnificent, you are wonderfully created, you have God particle, you are special, you are loved, you are cared for, you are trusted, you have potential to be, do, or have anything you want. Whether things are screwed up right now or things aren't quite smooth, if you want joy, I dare you to start using The Secret, have faith, and believe. Your life will be like big bowls of vanilla ice cream for you.