After Losing It All, The Secret Gave Me
I have read the Secret many times in the past as well as watched the film. From the first time I read the book, it gave me an instant feeling of happiness and hope. I heard about the Secret on Oprah and decided I had nothing to lose reading the book and figured it would at least be uplifting even if I happened to not agree with the teachings. Of course I noticed after reading the Secret, everything I have ever achieved in my life was because I was using the practices of the Secret and didn’t even realize it.
One main thing that struck me was when I moved to a new town at 17 years old by just telling people I would move without even knowing a way. At the time I thought I was just trying to be a brat because I hated my high school so much. But to my astonishment, I actually moved to my dream town my senior year of high school.
After I read the book, I had just went through a horrible breakup and didn’t think I would ever get my life back after losing this one person. I asked the universe when I would meet my next love and scrolled through my cell phone’s calender landing on November 11, 2008. A month and a half later, I began dating my now boyfriend of two and a half years. That day was November 5, 2008. I truly knew that the Secret was the real deal. But then I began to forget…
A year and half after reading the Secret, I began forgetting to be grateful, stopped telling myself to be happy, and basically let my life go into “auto pilot mode.” I began to become depressed because many of my friends moved away, my boyfriend and I were fighting a lot, I wasn’t getting good grades which gave me guilt for feeling I was disappointing my parents. I was so overwhelmed with negative emotions I forgot my one treasure that was sitting on my bookshelf to help me remember… instead things got even worse.
In November 2009 my boyfriend and my laptop got stolen from our house, he started having problems with drugs, our house burnt down, his backpack was stolen out of my car with many personal items, and I had dropped out of school feeling I couldn’t handle the pressure. This was the lowest I have ever felt, and never thought my life would be normal or either of us would find happiness again. We tried to keep strong for each other by playing with our dog or visiting family, but we would regularly be reminded of our situation and have afternoons of crying in each others arms.
I went to my parents house one afternoon to pick up some things when I saw the Secret sitting on my old dresser. I instantly smiled and got tears of joy in my eyes, because I knew this was the sign I asked for and the answer I needed. I reread the book refreshing my memory. I read half the book one day and the second the day after. That second day I read the book, literally two hours later, I got a text from my boyfriend saying we got a house. His grandfather heard our story and let us stay on his property at one of his (several) houses. I felt so happy I went to walk outside to get a big breath of fresh air to see it had began snowing. The only day of all winter it snowed, and it just happened to be that afternoon. I have never felt like my life was so special and had so much meaning. I started to say thank you and give gratitude to everything around me. But that still was only the beginning…
Today, my boyfriend and I have bought our own first house with our dog and cat. I know because of that day, it gave us strength to turn our life into what we wanted for the past two years. My boyfriend got help with his drug problem and has been sober for almost a year, I am going back to school, and we have more than enough money to take care of ourselves as well as enjoy our hobbies we had to put on hold for almost a year. I never imagined that my life could have get to the point it did with a few bad thoughts and feelings, but it really is all it takes. However, it shows how one good thought and one good day can change your life for the better… forever.
We all deserve the best and we are here to show off our true greatness and beauty. I share the Secret with everyone I know and meet hoping that more happiness will be brought into this world. I am very happy with my life, and know if I stay happy, so will my life be.