An Ode to a Family Member and a Dear Friend
The most amazing thing in the world happened to me today, and it’s all thanks to The Secret and my cousin. Unfortunately, I lost my cousin two days ago to a terrible accident. My cousin, Ahmed, who lived halfway across the world in Egypt, died in a car crash on his way to work with several colleges. He was the driver, and the only one who died in the accident.
My entire family was so crushed by the news of his death. He was only in his early twenties, with so much life left to live. The entire situation was so heart breaking and it sent me into a fit of weeping for hours. Eventually though, I pulled myself together and I really took a moment to reflect on the kind of person my cousin was. It suddenly occurred to me that he was an avid user of The Secret, without even being conscious of it. He was the kind of person that everyone loved simply because he was easy going and relaxed. He was always making jokes, not to make others laugh, but because he enjoyed them. I realized then that he was loved by everyone in our family, and even his friends, because he loved himself–and so everyone else had to love him. At that moment I decided to honor his memory by committing to living a healthy and balanced life.
I had known of The Secret for many years, and even owned a copy of The Magic, but I struggled to get myself to commit to it. I kept making excuses for myself that I didn’t have enough time, that I’d work on the gratitude exercise the next day, etc, etc. It wasn’t until my cousin’s death that I realized that this is it, the only life I have and that I must chose to live it. And so I sat down and told myself, I am a very wonderful person, and I deserve to be loved and treated with respect because I love and respect myself. And in the course of one day, everything changed.
I woke up this morning, and started going through my regular routine, which includes checking email and Facebook. I was surprised to find that I had a wall post on Facebook from one of my other cousins, named Mustafa–who I never really spoke to because we never got along. It was surprising because he was being so friendly, and we spoke for many hours about several different topics. From our conversation, I got the feeling that he really respects me, and I very much enjoyed talking to him. Then, I got another wall post from a very beloved friend whom I have a hard time keeping in touch with most of the time, asking me how I was. The amazing thing is, she knew nothing about my cousin’s death.
Then the most miraculous thing happened. A very dear friend of mine texted to see how I was. After a while of speaking we ended our conversation, and I started to cook dinner. After I had finished up dinner, I got a text from my dear friend telling me he wrote me a letter and had sent it to me via Facebook. I logged on and read his letter, and was so surprised to find him thanking me for being such a wonderful friend, and telling me that he loves and respects me very much, and that I have had a very profound impact on his life.
I was so happy and blown away by the events that I had attracted throughout the day that I broke down crying. I know believe with utter unwavering faith that I am worthy of love and respect, and that I can attract whatever I want.