By Lisa G.
from Washington, Pa.
I read The Secret almost three years ago. At that time in my life I had recently got remarried after eight years of marriage. I had three kids and my new husband had one. He was an over-the-road truck driver and I was a stay-at-home mother. I had my three kids with me at my parents home and his mother had his daughter. We were going nowhere in life.
I went on the road with him for a couple of months and came across this book. I had nothing but time in that truck so I started reading. I read this book in one day!!! I loved it. It filled me with such hope.
I had hurt my back in 2003 when I was 24 and was addicted to pain killers and muscle relaxers by this time. I was on the strongest dose of Morphine allowed to be prescribed, ever. I had to be hospitalized to totally get off the high doses of medication, and a doctor told me, "You will die if you don't stop taking this stuff." I had been in ICU twice with a tube to breathe for me from the muscle relaxers. I was so out of it all the time I can't tell you much of what was going on.
I made the decision to change my life styles and choices after reading this book. So at 28 years of age, I decided to take your book and apply it to every aspect of my life.
Within six months of reading The Secret my whole life is completely different. I like to say, "I retrained my brain" and taught this old dog new tricks! I completely got off all medication. I don't even have to take Tylenol for anything. I have my own home, I home-school our four kids, I teach Sunday School, play the piano for my dad's church and sing every Sunday. I weighed 163 pounds and felt self-conscious being 5' 9". I knew I could weigh less. So I took the part about losing weight and applied it. I lost 13 pounds in one month and have stayed at 150 for 2 years. My husband and I are about to venture out and start our own car-hauling company in the near future. I fell in love with myself, God, my husband, and kids for the first time. I love my life. I can't wait for the rest of my "order" to come in.
I have been reading The Secret to my kids while they do their school work and they love it. I know it's a bit deep for them, but I am explaining as I go. Wanna give them a head start for their awesome life so they can start "ordering" now. I love this. I told my mom, "I am a totally different person." I cry sometimes because I am so proud of myself. And Rhonda is right, I could kiss myself too. I love who I am and you helped me realize who I could become. I am just starting to see my good twin (me now) going so much further in life than I expected to, and I tell everyone I know, "If you could've seen me four years ago compared to now. It's night and day."
Thanks so much for this book. You are awesome, just like me. And that's really awesome. LOL
About Lisa G. from Washington, Pa.:
I am 30 years old, married, and a mother of four kids. My husband and I were married four years ago and we live in the quiet city of Washington, PA.