How quickly it can all change….
I was preparing for a trip of a lifetime to California (we’re from northern Canada) in February so that my girls could compete in an international karate tournament and see the sights like Disneyland, universal studios and famous beaches. There was no possible way that I was able to “afford” the trip as my husband had just lost his job. I was a waitress but I had something better I had faith. I knew that I WANTED to go on this trip not only for me but for the girls as well (Out of school on a vacation?? that’s the best). In any other situation maybe it wouldnt have happened, but I KNEW we were going to do this and it didnt matter how.
I worked and made great money over those few weeks, as my husband, who is also learning The Secret, would remind me of on the way out to work, that I was a money magnet, and I would smile and say “Yes, I am!” We had booked the trip and were to leave at 9am on Thursday; nobody set their alarms and I didnt wake up until 5:20am and realized with a 2 and a 1/2 hour drive ahead of us, and a minimum of 60 minute arrival at the airport before the flight leaves, we were supposed to have been left the house by 4:30am. We were very behind and I woke up yelling for everyone to move it!!
We missed our flight and were bumped to a flight 12 hours later, just to fly 40 minutes to another city where the layover was for 14 hours!!
We arrive in the US and my bank card is deemed useless as they do not recognize “chip” cards in the US. I had no access to my credit card (another chip card) and most places wont take cash. Fortunately my hotel room was already paid for on my credit card, but I had to pay for 5 nights and I missed a night as we were still in Canada. All of these things occurred and I had a melt down. I cried and cried and felt like the worst parent in the world; who has this happen to them? My middle child looked to me and said, “It’s not your fault they dont know what a chip card is mommy. It’ll be ok.” And with that I hugged her and told her “thank you for being so insightful.” And from there on in, I changed my energy; I thought to myself, “This is still going to be the best trip ever. This is going to be great.” When my energy changed, so did my “luck” as we once would’ve said.
We had the best trip that I’ve ever had with my children, full of laughs hugs, kisses and great memories that we still talk about today. The best part? Whenever I needed to take my mind to my “happy place” for reflection or meditation, it brings me to the balcony that I stood on every morning looking out over the city, feeling the warm sun on my face and I immediately smile. I am appreciative for the lessons The Secret has taught me thus far and I am looking forward to learning so much more!!