A Day To Remember
2:00pm on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the office of a mortgage company in Columbus, GA. This was the day over 100 lives were changed.
We had an all-staff meeting at work and received the announcement that our office was going to close. Emotions were high and thoughts of disbelief, sadness, and doubt did not elude anyoneâs mind. I went home and thought about what my future would hold.
The next morning I came to work, made my coffee and sat at my desk, as this was my normal morning routine. I went to turn the page of the small desk calendar a friend had given me and noticed something. See this was not just any calendar, but a very special one. It was The Secret Calendar, full of motivational quotes I turned to each day. Each one giving me inspiration to keep going and to be thankful for all that I have. As I pulled off the page I couldn’t help but think, âI donât remember seeing this one. Did I miss reading it yesterday?â
My breath escaped me as I read each word. I turned to my coworker with my mouth wide open and handed her the page. As I turned her attention to the date, she became speechless. Was this for real? The words on the page of September 10, 2008 were as follows:
” If some situation occurs that affects your state of joy, repeat to yourself, âAll good is coming from this situation.â And it will. Learn from each experience. You will find after experiencing a challenging situation, your level of joy will be higher then it has ever been before. Isn’t that a good thing?”
Our office eventually closed in February 2009. I sold my home and moved to Virginia to be closer to my family. A couple of months went by; I found a great job, great place to live and some wonderful friends. The day that affected so many lives affected mine in such a positive way. I believed good things were to come and did not realize how great they are. If I wasn’t a believer in The Secret, I was then. And I shared my story with many, giving optimism and hope to those who needed it the most.
I thank everyone who contributed to the making of The Secret, as it has changed my life forever.