The Best Birthday Gift Ever
Thank you, Rhonda Byrne, for The Secret.
I never thought that my life could get so off-track. I had become a widow after my husband died of lung cancer. My father had died two years earlier of pancreatic cancer, and next my mother died of breast cancer.
My family now consisted of my three daughters, two still at home in high school, and my brother and his wife. And since there was a huge misunderstanding about my Mother’s funeral, my brother and I were estranged. We did not speak to each other. My heart was broken. My life felt like it was in pieces, and I was desperately trying to put the puzzle back together.
I started watching The Secret DVD, and reading the books.
Our silence continued for a year, and then I read about sending thoughts of love to people. My brother and his wife were on my mind a lot, and whenever I thought of them, I would send thoughts of love and forgiveness. To me, it did not matter what had happened, I just wanted to have my brother back.
After about six weeks of sending thoughts of love, one evening my phone rang. It was my brother, and in a shaky voice he asked if he could come over the next evening. I told him that would be fine.
The next evening, all of my children were at my house. When he came in the door, he hugged me and started crying. I thought something was wrong. He said he was just happy to see me. It was a happy occasion, and my birthday was the reason we were all at my house, but he didn’t realize it!
It was one of the happiest birthdays I have ever had, and I am so very thankful!