God led me to “The Secret”
I have suffered secretly with an eating disorder for over ten years. It had taken over my life, and I knew the only way I would get over it was to go into a treatment center. Because I have two children, that was not something I was willing to do. I tried to “heal” myself, but I could not take the first step. From the outside my life looked perfect, and it was except for this one area that was taking over my happiness. I prayed to God to take away my eating disorder, remembering I had prayed to have one in the first place so I could be skinny.
I saw “The Secret” on Oprah and listened to the stories. I thought, “How can there be some big secret in a book that can change your life?” I am a very positive person, but this seemed a little silly.
One day I was racing through the store knowing I only had 45 minutes before I had to pick up my little one. There in the middle of the aisle was a display of books. This was not even near the book isle. “The Secret” was sitting on the shelf and caught my eye. I opened it up directly to 2 of the 4 pages that discuss your perfect body. I read a little bit quickly and thought I’d go ahead and buy the book.
As I read, I was hooked. I felt so inspired. I was literally walking on air. People would ask how I was, and my reply was “wonderful.” I knew I was going to change my life.
It is hard to believe, but I feel free from my eating disorder. I used to want as much food as I could get. Now there are times when I just don’t feel like finishing everything. I can’t ever remember feeling this great about myself. I am finally enjoying my family and not worrying about how and what I am going to eat. I am free!
Several other things have happened since reading the book. I have learned to listen, and this did save the lives of my children. Something told me to unplug the hairdryer, even though I was standing in the bathroom while my daughter took her bath. The next thing I knew, my son had thrown it into the bathtub. I was so thankful. Before the book I would have went to the ‘oh my what if this would have happened’, but this time I didn’t. I was just thankful for listening.
I have also realized I want to stay home with my kids and volunteer to help others. I have always dreamed of winning the lottery and taking care of my family. I wrote myself a check from the lottery and I know I am the winner because the numbers came to me.
I have bought “The Secret” for two people and even have a copy I call my loaner book. I read through mine every day to get inspiration. I have been more vocal about this book than anything in my life. It is truly the secret to life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.