The red coat
By Tania Saez
from Concepcion, Chile
When I first read The Secret I wanted to test it, so I could get to know if it really worked out. My first tries happened on my way to school. I usually needed 30 minutes to get to school 1 minute before the teacher did, and I had to stand all the way on the bus, because the buses were full at that time of the day. So I told myself that it would be really nice to get a fast bus with free seats, so I didn't have to stand and be uncomfortable traveling to school. I saw myself on the situation I mentioned, and I got really excited about it, just as if it had already happened.
That day I went off a few minutes later than I usually did, but I never forgot the thought of free seats and a fast bus. Suddenly when I least expected it a bus showed up, but it wasn't ANY bus, IT WAS MY BUS, and when I say my bus, I mean that it was the one that had one of the things I was thinking about, FREE SEATS!, I was really happy and thankful about it. So when the driver gave me my change, I said "Thank you" and I really meant it. After that my wish was complete. That day I got to school 10 minutes before the teacher and I started to use The Secret.
A few months after that I was looking for a new coat, because winter was getting closer and I needed a new one. I started to look for one and I found it, the problem was that it was really, really expensive and I couldn't afford it. I was quite unhappy about it, because I knew that I wasn't gonna find another coat like that in other place, and in case I did, it wasn't gonna be cheaper than that one. I got myself thinking about it for a few moments, until I thought that if The Secret could bring me quick buses with free seats, then a coat couldn't be so difficult to attract.
So I tried it on, and saw myself in the mirror and thought about the things that would look nice with the coat, and then when I got home I took my journal and wrote that I had bought a red coat. Then I wrote all the things I had that I could match with it.
Two weeks later I went to the shop with my mum, to show her the red coat, and I got a really nice surprise because that day all the shop had a 50% discount. But it didn't stop there, when I started looking for my read coat, I found out that there was only ONE left AND IT WAS MY SIZE!
I guess those things were little, but they showed me that I could have whatever I wanted just to think about it, and most important feel it as it had already happened. After all those things I've also had really good marks on difficult tests, free seats when the buses are full, and some really good discounts on the shops I go.
Everything is on YOUR head, you just gotta let yourself believe.
About Tania Saez from Concepcion, Chile:
I'm 16 years old and I read The Secret last year, when I was 15. When we first had the book in our house I didn't pay attention to it, but then when it got lost, one of my aunties told me that she read it, and that it had really changed her point of view about a lot of stuff. I got really excited about the fact of having the power to do whatever you want if you just think about it. I started to think about how wonderful it would be to me to read The Secret. I guess that was the beginning of all, because I wanted to read it so badly that one day, the same aunt that had given us the book we lost, gave it to us again. I finally had The Secret, and I didn't imagine the things it would bring to me.