It Will Be OK In The End
My story begins a year ago. We were a single-income family of 4 and there was nothing promising in the job market for my husband.
The bills were falling behind. The tension was rising. My marriage was falling apart. My children were unhappy. I was lost. I had heard about The Secret but had never given it much thought.
A hospital stay had our only income coming up way too short for our finances. The dealership I purchased my car from was calling non-stop about payments. I begged them to work with me on getting it caught up, due to the my situation.
I finally got caught up, I thought, but was still unhappy. I made my first regularly scheduled car payment in months and was dreading how it affected the other bills and how would we eat and what if the electricity gets turned off?
A week later the dealership calls and tells me I am $376 behind on payments.
No, I’m not! I worked hard to get this caught up!
They said the had not received a payment from me in weeks. I said that it must have gotten lost in the mail. She questioned me with an attitude. How did she know I was telling the truth? Why should she believe me when I had so many problems with my payments already? She said she didn’t need to hear my excuses, just wanted to know when I was paying.
I was furious. How dare she question my honesty? I had never lied about my situation. This was only $200 of the $376. I asked what the other money was for. Late fees I was never told about. When I asked why I was never told, she said she didn’t have to tell me.
I was beyond furious at this point and boiled over. I hung up the phone and immediately Googled, “What the f.. is happening in my life?”
The first hit was The Secret.
I knew it was a sign and immediately read the book.
I read all of the books in that week. I was noticing the Universe all around me. I was beginning to find my way. Things eventually got worked out with the dealership. A new person was put in charge of my account and waived the late fees. Bless her. The payment arrived the following week. The payments were really caught up.
My relationship wasn’t much better but I started to find things in him I was grateful for. This also helped me to realize that all the things I was angry about were also faults of my own. We were mirroring each other and distancing ourselves. Taking responsibility for my faults, I sincerely apologized to him. He wasn’t very forgiving at first, until he realized that I was apologizing for me and forgiving myself. He took my cue and things slowly changed for us.
We are better than we’ve ever been. My home is love.
Now that Mom and Dad are happy so are the kids. They are secure. They know that everything is getting better and they believe in this family again.
The money is much better. I am still awaiting my goals of financial success but I am grateful to be much better off than I was a year ago.
I recently discovered that I had lost 20 lbs in 3 months without actively dieting or exercising. I just wake up and list all the things I am grateful for and one of those is my perfect health. Now I am motivated to start actively trying to make changes to my diet and see what differences it makes.
Thank you to the Universe for finding me when I needed it the most. Thank you for Rhonda and every single person who has contributed to The Secret and it’s companions.