If You Have Trouble With Friends
I have known about The Secret since I was in the 7th grade (I’m now a sophomore), and at that time I was having a lot of trouble with my friends, despite being very popular. You know the middle school social life drama when all your “friends” leave you and start bullying you and all? Yeah, unfortunately that was my experience. But it turned out to be not so “unfortunate” after all.
After watching the film, I immediately started to feel good, and it wasn’t that I forced myself to feel good, the feeling just came to me. I immediately started singing along to my absolute favorite songs with my iPod on full blast (which is a sign that I’m really feeling good because I never do that; my voice isn’t exactly the most pleasant tone to hear, but I didn’t care), and I did A LOT of small things that made me feel good, like eating my favorite food, watching funny shows, etc., and I would just seize those moments. I also started visualizing myself laughing and having fun with my entire class (who seemed to really hate me at that time) and hanging out with a new group of best friends. And of course, I changed the way I saw myself. I convinced myself that I am an amazing person, capable of being loved and respected. It was hard to believe in those words at first, but in time I was able to gain a whole new level of respect for myself, therefore boosting my confidence all the more.
After just one week, they magically started being A LOT friendlier to me, and the bullying lessened until it disappeared completely, and then I started hanging out with a group of people who weren’t exactly “popular” or “cool” to the very superficial middle school student body, but they were very kind to take me in. Then, as the school year went by, I started regaining my popularity (not the superficial kind) and people started to love and respect me again, just as I saw myself and visualized others to see.
I am now in my second year of high school and it’s amazing. That group of people who were there for me when nobody else was in the 7th grade, are now my best friends EVER, and I could never ever ask for better friends. We’re all “popular” in our own way and we are very well-loved.
See? That “unfortunate” event was actually the best thing that had ever happened to me. I got to know what the true meaning of friendship was through the friends the Universe brought me during that low part of my life in middle school.
I am an amazing person, capable of being loved and respected. And so are you.