A Treasure Around the Corner
I was introduced to The Secret by my cousins a couple months ago, and I had just thought of it as a joke. But then my school’s elections were coming up and I had decided to campaign. According to some people I knew, I was rumored to lose. For a while, it started getting to me. Maybe I wouldn’t win. What made it worse was that one freshman told me that I wasn’t as pretty as my opponent. When I had gotten home that afternoon, I had recalled what my cousins had said about The Secret. I went onto Netflix and ordered a copy to watch. A couple days later I watched it, and it changed my life.
I decided to change my whole campaign and just be optimistic about it all. I must admit, I had just worked on my speech the class period before speeches, but it came out well. To my surprise, my opponent had said something that caused the voters to sway my way. So the night before voting I had pictured myself hearing my name over and over again in my head right before I fell asleep.
I was excited yet nervous when we were called 5 minutes before the last bell of the day. I had gone into the room with all the candidates and awaited my fate. When it came to treasurer, I was completely shocked. I had won! I beat all odds. I wasn’t just another short, average-looking junior – I was in student council.
After this day, I know that the Secret does exist and dreams really do come true.