Thank you Rhonda and all of you who post your stories, you are my inspiration. I read The Secret several years ago, and like many others who post here, I put it aside and forgot about it.
In 2008, I had to have our beloved dog put to sleep. My partner and I were devastated and missed her terribly. I spoke of getting another dog but my partner did not want to – he flat out refused to have another dog. I felt incredible sadness thinking that I would not have another dog in my life.
I started a journal and began writing how happy my new puppy made us and how much love she brought to our home. I posted a picture of a puppy on the cork board near my home computer and checked out breeders for the kind of puppy I wanted. I made inquiries about when litters were going to be due and the cost. I even daydreamed of our puppy playing in the grass at our feet, and I had her name all picked out. She was to be called Annie and I visualized her in our home, going on walks, and camping with us.
In 2010 I picked up our beautiful little puppy and brought her home. She was and is everything I visualized. We hike together every day and she went on her first camping trip a few months ago. She loves my partner and he loves her. He even lets her climb onto his lap (more training is required for the both of them :). We did not name her Annie but that didn’t slow me down. I let my partner name her and her name suits her perfectly! Now to use The Secret for training!
Thank you again Rhonda and the team. I know, like I know, like I know that I will be posting more stories in the future.