Thanks Uncle Santo!
I never really thought about how or why, but I always just assumed the ugly duckling eventually turns into the swan.
Now I know it was my awesome uncle who played a huge role in making that happen for that duckling.
I was a super cute child growing up, but when puberty hit, I hit rock bottom. I had bad skin, glasses, medal braces and horrible, ratty hair and I was also a bit chubby on top of it all.
By age 17, I had gotten my first boyfriend and I started to gain confidence in myself. I worked out a little, started going to get my hair cut at a normal hair salon as opposed to a kid’s place. Got my nails done every so often. I totally ditched the glasses and when my braces came off I decided to get my teeth bleached, which was very uncommon back in 1998.
Anyhow, by the year of my 19th birthday I transformed effortlessly into this gorgeous woman!
I had the whitest teeth, perfectly clear skin, long light blonde hair and green eyes. I was exactly 100 pounds and ate just as much as I had before, but something just changed for me.
People would always comment to my boyfriend and I, calling us Ken and Barbie. We’d laugh because it was so silly.
At age 23 I had my first child and I always stayed very attractive, but never quite as perfect as when I was 18,19, 20, 21.
In 2007 I was introduced to The Secret and it blew my mind. I was hooked!
After reflecting on past experiences and why certain things happened, I remembered a video I used to watch of when I was a little girl. I was about 6 in the video, it was my 6th Birthday to be exact. It showed me opening up gifts I had gotten and one of those gifts was a Barbie Doll. My Uncle, who was recording and narrating the video said, “Oh look…it’s Melissa when she’s 19 years old!” He threw that out into the universe back in 1986 and wham, 13 years later it came true at the exact moment he said it would.
Now if that doesn’t prove the Secret is real, I don’t know what will.
Thanks Uncle Santo!!!