Forgive to Receive
I was introduced to the Secret through the show on Oprah. Before this date I had a bad case of depression. On February 16, 2007 I decided to STOP feeling sorry for myself and give this Secret idea a chance. I wrote out everything as instructed by the show. I listed the people that I wanted to Forgive, a list of what I was Thankful for, and a list of things I Wanted. I felt so uplifted from that day forward. I felt like the case of depression had been removed and I had a new found joy in my heart. I shared with my kids my new way of thinking and they were happy to see me Happy!
One of the things that I asked for is my experience of going to the mail be a joyful one, for me to want to go to the mail. Since the Secret my child support checks have gone from puny to $350. I got a refund from the IRS, and I keep getting money in the mail.
One of the persons that I had forgiven was my brother, yet I still had hurt feelings toward him. He owed me money and was to pay me from the sale of a home. Weeks went by and no sale and no money. Then one day I got this feeling, this idea that I needed to Really Forgive him and to release all those angry or hurt feelings and Truly FORGIVE him. I prayed for him, forgave him again that day and I meant it from my heart. The very next day, I got his check in the mail. I sent him a thank you note and I shared that I forgave him and that I loved him.
I believe that my check was on hold until I released the bad feelings, replaced them with good and then the GOOD really poured onto me. Thank you so much for letting this be known to me. Now the tears I cry are of joy and nothing else!