Finding My Joy.
I have been reading and re-reading The Secret for nearly a year with mostly haphazard results, until recently. A few days ago, I asked my husband again, to check out the book for me from our local library. I thought I understood The Secret and just could not figure out why it didn’t seem to be working for me. I started reading the book for what seemed like the 100th time.
That very night I went to bed in tears. I was short almost $400 on my rent and it was due the following day. I am unemployed and was stressing about the financial hardships being forced upon my husband because of that. Unable to sleep, I got up and turned on the TV. I sat there watching several episodes of the Golden Girls, and just laughed my way into feeling better. After a bit I shut off the TV and walked to my room saying thank you the whole way for the laughter I had found that night.
The following day I woke up knowing I would have the money for the rent even though there was no money in the bank. I went to our building’s manager and told her I would bring down a check before she closed. I retuned to my apt and told my husband I wasn’t sure how but it will get paid.
Less than an hour later a church close to my home called to tell me that they could pay the balance remaining on my rent. Let’s just say that I was more than grateful. Yesterday I handed that check to our manager with a huge smile on my face.
Afterwards, my husband and I took a friend to stand in line to attempt to get tickets for a major event happening in our area. It’s one of those once in a lifetime opportunities that few people ever experience so we figured, the tickets are free, lets try to win them. We arrived at our destination early, knowing we would have hours to wait and before we realized what had happened hundreds of people managed to get in line before us (though we were one of the first few there). My husband did some magic and managed to get us a place in line, where we stood waiting. During the wait our friend stressed that we would not get the tickets and I repeatedly assured her that we would. Though I had no idea how we would when we were 3 of about 1000 hoping against hope that we would be 1 of the 250 to get those highly sought after tickets.
While we waited in line I received a call from my sister who lives in FL. We chatted about many things including her birthday that is coming up. After that call I said to my husband, I really wish I could go see my sister for her birthday. Then I went back to focusing on the long wait ahead of us. After more than 16 hours of waiting we GOT our tickets! I smiled, thanked the universe, and then went home to sleep!
Shortly after waking many hours later, I was still feeling the excitement of The Secret granting me two of my wishes in less than a 24 hour period, when who should call me but my sister’s boyfriend. He called to inform me that he was flying me to FL for my sister’s birthday. The confirmation for the purchase of that ticket arrived less than 2 hours ago! Wish number 3 granted!
Then it dawned on me why it had taken so long for The Secret to work for me. Though I had asked, believed, and even opened myself up to receive, I made one fatal flaw every time. I tried to figure out the how of it! Now I see, get it, and completely understand that the how of getting my wish is NOT my concern. When I asked and tried to work out the how, I rarely received. Now I ask, and know that I don’t have to worry about the how, that job belongs to the universe. My darling husband even noticed the change. He said, “I think its time to buy you a copy of The Secret because when you have it here and are reading it, whatever you want you get”.
My Job and yours is to find your joy, ask for what makes you happy and let the universe worry about how it gets to you! And never forget to say Thank You! I think it was that very first thank you for my laughter that triggered the change in my life and I can honestly say from this point forward that I will ask, have faith, and always be grateful! This is the start of many new and exciting adventures for me! Thank you Rhonda and the Universe for helping me finally understand!