Faith and hope in the face of dispair
I started reading The Secret 2 years ago, but first let me tell you a little about my life.
I work in a factory in what everyone calls the rust belt of the United States, Michigan. I have worked for this furniture company for 29 years, and most of that time has been good, but in the last 10 years the economy and world has changed. I am sure anyone who works in manufacturing can attest to this. But it has gotten worse for most of us.
Almost 2 years ago my wife left me. We struggled! I have 2 children, and she had 3. I went through a lot of depression to say the least. I tried medications to calm my anxiety and help me sleep, but I can not handle medications that alter my thoughts. I wanted control of my emotions. So I quit the medications. This is just who I am, it’s not for everybody though. I cried at night…a lot! And I bought a copy of The Secret.
My wife had owned the book before she had left, and I remembered seeing it so I purchased it for myself. What an eye opener after reading it! I have started to change my way of thinking, and forgive myself and others and look for the positive side of everything which isn’t always easy. It is very hard work. It can be so easy to blame everything around us. But my life has changed. I still love my wife, but I do not own her in any way. She needed to find her happiness. But my life has changed.
At first I struggled. NO MONEY! But I knew that would change, with faith and trust. So I prayed a lot for a miracle. Nothing happened for along time. I began to think that I asked for too much? So I just concentrated on financial abundance. And then things got worse financially. But I kept my faith and prayed harder; at work, and home. Every second of the day I would daydream of spending money. I picked out my dream home. I bookmarked it on the website and looked at it every day. I also read books by Robert Collier which are just great! And I just love Neale Donald Walshs books. I read and re-read them always.
So I concentrated on my happiness and financial abundance. And finally when I thought that nothing would work out for me….I hit on a lottery ticket! I won over $300,000.00. I still am in shock but I am so thankful for The Secret, and to Neale, and for Mr. Collier for the hope and inspiration.
So I say, “make a wish” believe in it, have faith like a mountain! Pray, be thankful and smile and love the response you get. Then move on to your next blessing. Thankyou.