I had practiced the law of attraction before but not from The Secret. I had done it for a couple of years in the past and attracted many things from small to huge. Things like a vacancy at a cafe, an opportunity to be an expat, a big achievement at work, and a lot more. However, after that, I stopped practicing the LOA for a while. Then 3 or 4 years later, one of my senior colleagues gave me The Secret book when I was desperately looking for a new relationship. I started reading and tried visualizations and affirmations every morning. I attracted good results at work and tiny joys such as sweets.
It was the eve of my birthday and I did not like my birthday so much. That day reminds me of a lot of things that I do not have. Usually I travel overseas alone as my birthday gift to myself so I don’t feel loneliness but as you know, it was difficult for this year due to COVID. I focused too much on what I did not have. Things such as close friends to spend my birthday with, my family as I am in a different country by myself, a boyfriend, birthday party, and gifts. I felt a lot of loneliness. Even though it seemed to be immature, I Googled to find out if anyone else felt this same way. I was thinking about why I was alone on my birthday, and I cried a lot on the eve of my birthday.
Then I started to imagine how I wanted to spend my birthday. I visualized my future partner who takes a leave at work to spend my birthday together with me. We enjoyed brunch, walking in a park under the sun, and having coffee together. He cooked dinner for us and we ate it on a balcony with a great sea view feeling warm and smiling. It was nothing super special but it was someone spending the day with me in a warm and loved atmosphere. Then I fell asleep.
On the following day, I was spending my birthday as I had planned. I enjoyed a morning yoga class and went to a hairdresser to get my hair done. At the moment I was about to have a late lunch at a cafe where I wanted to visit, my buddy from work texted me to ask me if I wanted to have drinks tonight. I had never expected something like that to happen. He is my friend as well as a colleague but I was a little surprised because he came over to be with me at my favorite beach in my neighborhood. We enjoyed drinks, conversations, and seeing the ocean. Nothing special, not my partner, but I really enjoyed the day a lot.
This birthday taught me to appreciate what I already have instead of focusing on what I do not have. It would be one of the more memorable birthdays of my life.