So, I found out about The Secret a while ago, and this is about a few of the amusing little things that have come into my life because of it since.
As I sat amazed watching the ending credits of The Secret DVD roll by (think jaw dropped, eyes wide astounded), I promised myself I’d always be positive and grateful. And I have! And not only does life feel happier, but better things have been happening to me.
While I was reading one of The Secret books, it said to imagine finding money on the sidewalk. I imagined and I thanked, and naturally, as I was riding my bike one day, the universe placed a lovely $5 bill on the sidewalk for me to find.
One day, I was trolling Twitter, as is customary for 18 year olds like myself, and I saw that Teen Vogue Magazine had tweeted about an internet contest it was holding. The prize was a new iPad. I had been very grateful and positive around that time. I had been donating to a hunger charity, and feeling the good feelings that came with it, as one of The Secret books said to do. I was overall feeling very thankful and happy. So, I said, “Thank you for letting me win the iPad!” I entered my address and thought, “This is the address they’re going to send my new iPad to. Thank you!”
I forgot about it for a while, and went back to my life. Now, I would write about how I was just checking my email on a regular day, but that wouldn’t be true. It wasn’t a regular day because when I checked my email that day, I found a message from Teen Vogue congratulating me on the new iPad I had just won.
My personal favorite is a story about how I get the first or second spot in the parking lot every single time I drive to the mall.
As I suggested before, I practice some of the bad habits that the people of my generation are notorious for (i.e. trolling Twitter and procrastinating.) You’ve never met anybody who can procrastinate better than I can.
I have a job at a store in the mall near my house. A responsible teen would leave home about 30 minutes before the shift starts in order to get there on time. I leave about 5-10 minutes before my shift starts. And the funny thing is, I clock in on-time every single time! And it’s because I get the first spot in the lot, every single time, meaning I have a very short distance to walk from the lot to my store, which means it takes me very little time to walk from my car to the store.
It all started when one day there was a lot of traffic on the way to work. I starting getting antsy, my breathing heavy. My foot wouldn’t stop tapping, and these negative thoughts about the bad drivers in front of me and about how I was going to be late were sneaking into my head. “Not enough time”, “clock-in late”, “these slow drivers”. I immediately stopped them and starting thanking the universe for letting me feel the relief of getting to work on time. I imagined someone coming out of the mall and going to a car in the first spot, pulling out, and leaving an empty spot for me to pull into.
As I was stopped at the stoplight right before the parking lot, I pulled out my phone and opened up the camera so I could take a picture of my car in the first spot and send it to my cousin so we could rejoice/freak out about it. She was with me when I watched The Secret for the first time. The light turned green. I drove forward, and looked to the row of spots right before the door. I felt a little intimidated to drive up to that row, but then I thought, “How am I gonna get the first spot if I don’t drive up to it?” So I drove nearer to the spot, and as I got closer, somebody walked out of the mall with bags in hand. I started to slow down, as he approached the first spot.
In accordance with my wish to the universe, he pulled out. I smiled wide, put on my blinker, and pulled in. This has happened to me 9 times in a row since. Every time I pull into the parking lot, I circle the first row for less than a minute, and each time, the universe delivers. I always get the first spot or the one across from it, my cousin always gets a picture, and I always stroll into work on time.
The universe has shown me the power in thinking positively and believing and being grateful. I’ve first-hand seen what it will do for those who let it. I’m ready to turn these little things into big things. I have a dream of becoming an extraordinary actor who books meaningful roles all time. I know that with my positivity, gratitude, and hard work, and the help of the universe, this will soon be my reality.
Thanks Rhonda, for showing me this 🙂