New York Trip
I had been wanting to take my daughter to New York for the longest time. She had been commenting to me that she really wanted to go. She even wrote me a letter when she was seven asking me to take her. Since she’s a good student in school, and also a good daughter, I figured she deserves it. For the past three years I had been planning to take her. I would say to myself, ‘This year I will take her,’ but because of circumstance in my life the plans never came through.
On Friday, April 25, 2008, my friend introduced me to The Secret. I went to her house and we watched the DVD. After we watched it we talked about life and how crazy all this can be. When I left from there I left very excited, and thinking more about my life, and about the New York trip. I had been saving some money since the beginning of the year but was to afraid to buy the tickets since I thought something might happen and I would either have to cancel my trip or I wouldn’t have enough money to pay for the hotel or even spending money. On Monday I called a friend that works at a travel agency and told her that I was going to New York and if she can find me some decent price tickets. On May 1st I bought the tickets to New York. The next thing was to look for a hotel. I only had $100 in my bank account at the time. But I was positive and believed I would have the money by the time I had to pay for the room. I shopped around and on May 20 I paid for the hotel. During all this time in the back of my mind I was thinking I wanted to have $1500 in my bank account before I would leave on my trip, which was on June 19. On June 1st I had $400 from money I had saved. On the day that I left I had $1555 in my bank account. I was full of joy. I received money from places I wasn’t expecting to receive. The checks came in the mail.
Now I’ve been working on my life, and I’ve seen changes in my life – not drastically, but little by little. It is an improvement from before. I’m happier with myself. I’m happier with the situations around me. Because I know that I can change everything in one second.
I’m learning to be grateful for my past experience and learning from it. Learning that everything I have received in the past and am now receiving is because of my own thinking. All I can say is that I’m in love with life.
Thank you, Rhonda Byrne, for sharing a glimpse of what can be and will be.