SINGING WITH STEVIE WONDER
Hi all, my name is John Pereira, and this is how The Secret worked for me. First of all, at the time I wasn’t doing too well, I was depressed and angry, mainly with a business partner my sister and I had. My sister had been pestering me to watch The Secret, and one day she made us all stop what we were doing and watch the movie. From that day on, I decided to give it a go and just practice it.
Two days later, I was at the gym reading the paper and noticed a concert date for Stevie Wonder on the 22nd of October, which is also my birthday. I said to my sister, “This is it. I’m not going to just meet him; I’m going to sing with him!”
I told everyone that I had met George Benson, I had partied with Jamiroquai, and now I was going to sing with the head honcho himself, Stevie. Everyone thought I was crazy. The next day when I was visiting my brother, I got up to make him coffee and asked him to pause the program we were watching on television. When I came back into the room, the screen was paused on WIN THE CHANCE TO SING LIVE ONSTAGE WITH STEVIE WONDER. I couldn’t believe it!
I went straight home to enter. You had to write in twenty words why you wanted to sing with Stevie, and words just flew out of my brain. After I submitted it, I asked my girlfriend if I should submit again. Just at that moment the computer crashed and never worked again. “Don’t worry,” I said to her, “this is mine, I don’t need to enter it again!”
A week or so had passed, and I was out having drinks with some friends. I looked over at one of my mates and said, “Do you know I’m going to sing with Stevie Wonder?” Again, another person looking at me as if I’m crazy.
The very next day I went home after work and said to my sister, “What am I going to do when I sing with him?” She said, “Just remember to take your time, because it will be over before you know it, so savor the moment.” I was about to have an afternoon nap when my phone started ringing. I answered it, and the guy says, “Is this John Pereira? And did you enter a competition?” I replied, “Yes.” He said, “Well, congratulations, you’re the national winner!” I screamed and started throwing my girlfriend in the air. I called my parents and screamed. I called my sister and started screaming. I called my brother and started screaming. And the friend I’d told the night before just replied, “Yeah, yeah” when I told him. He could not believe it.
So, if anyone doesn’t believe, BELIEVE! I’m living proof, and if you would like to watch it, here is the YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMftLNs_G6M.
THIS IS MY STORY!