I woke this morning feeling really down in the dumps. I was flat broke and my children were in need of things. I didn’t even know how I was going to get work today or for the next two until payday. I wrote in my gratitude journal the things I was grateful for and then I logged on to The Secret website to find some inspiration to help me change my feelings. The first story I saw was of grateful Bob and how he realized his lack of gratitude was affecting his health and his family. I instantly saw myself. I was feeling so overwhelmed and tired and depressed that I hadn’t realized how much it was affecting my children. I knew then I had to change. My kids loved me unconditionally and are ever present right now. I am grateful for my children no matter what and I now realize that we are not determined by our circumstances, only our reaction to them.