‘Promotion after 4.5 years of struggle’
I grew up under very extenuating circumstances. My father was an alcoholic and my mom was constantly depressed. My father was an abusive man; more so towards my mother. I was accustomed to crying everyday and I grew up with a pretty bad attitude to most about everything. I was a dreamer though and I believe that that inherent trait in me helped me to always do well in school and to believe in fairy tales. I prayed a lot and I literally begged God to help my dad with his problem. My prayers were answered when I was 10 years old. We moved out of the old, broken down shack we lived in and moved into my grandparents’ home. My grandmother was ill and my mom volunteered to help take care of her. What blessings my mom still has to receive! My dad has grown from the man he was, still on his way to full recovery and for that, I thank God almost every time I pray.
I met my husband when I was 18, got engaged at 19 and got married at 20. I was in love. Inexplicable young love. What a harsh reality we had to face when we both realised that marriage was a bit more challenging that just dating each other. I left my job, started university, dropped out, had no money….I was totally depressed and I partly blamed my husband for everything.
I eventually got a new job, one where I was a lot happier, I think mainly because I was getting a good salary. Remember the part where I said I had a bad attitude? Well guess what? In my job, I was constantly not seeing eye to eye with management. I was a smart mouth and I exuded a really negative aura. I was an extremely hard worker though and it always said so in my reports, they could not fault with me in that area of my performance. Things got so bad that promotions came, promotions went and I was so enraged I threatened legal action against the company.
I eventually went to counseling and met one of the most wonderful creatures God put on this earth. Joan. Thank you for everything! Joan threw everything into perspective for my husband and me. We started a new marriage, one that was filled with love, understanding and a whole lot more communication. In terms of work, I tried seeing things from a different angle, but certain things still eluded me.
Then, I found The Secret. I found it laying around my sister’s home and I borrowed it. What a monumental decision! I started to read and I simply could not stop. I cried and I cried when I realised that every negative thing that affected me, I brought it into my life. I now knew The Secret and I started giving love, to myself first, and that extended to every single other person I met. The changes were immediate. Life was manageable and my husband and I were having way less arguments. I understood my management team and I worked my way to getting a promotion after years of struggle. I believed that it was mine, I saw myself doing the job and before I knew it, I was promoted. What a perfect Christmas present! What a wonderful book!
I look forward to an even more fulfilling future, with my husband and family and my own personal growth. I cannot reiterate enough the blessings Rhonda Byrne has helped me receive and I cannot give her and her team enough thanks. I love everyone of you who reads this; you know me and most of my life. I pray for you to be blessed with what YOU want and please, remember to remember….one of my favorite quotes from the book! ASK, BELIEVE, RECEIVE!