The boy who chose to smile…
October 2007: Probably the worst period of my life so far. But that October was meant to give me the spark of that powerful flame that still exists in me… I had always been a bad student, I could never imagine myself going to the University nor to the city that I wanted. You see, now I live in Salonica [exactly where I want to be!] but my hometown is a city of Greece, named Ioannina.
So, that October my mother called to tell me that there was this show on the TV where The Secret was discussed. I said “What is this Secret?”, and my mother told me “It is your inner power, it’s a law of nature and it refers to attraction. Everything that you want in your life, you can have it, just by imagining it.” Well, that sounded kinda weird to me back then, but something inside me believed the words of my mother so much that the only thing I could do was start “imagining” what I wanted. Later on I figured out that this was called “visualization.”
Every single day I would close my eyes for about 15′ and “imagine” that I was in the University, I didn’t care in what school but being in the University of Salonica was what I wanted the most! I would even go daydreaming sometimes, imagining myself living in Salonica, by myself, with a new life, new friends, new house… And so it happened!
August 28th 2008: The results of the exams I had taken for the Uni were out! My grades were still bad, but enough to go to the Uni of Salonica! It was the most amazing moment of my life.
September 2008: A friend of my father gave me The Secret as a gift… I started reading it and I could not believe that what I experienced was written in this book! I kept on reading and crying from happiness that finally I figured out how I managed to have what I wanted!
May 2009: Living in my beloved city, Salonica, away from my hometown, studying Theology [something I could never imagine studying, because I was not that religious, but still I believed that everything happens for a reason], having the new life that I wanted, the new friends I wanted, a new house living in it without my parents! But still something wasn’t right… You see, being 1,88cm tall and 150+kg [I don’t know how to count in pounds but -believe me- it’s way too much!] was not right at all!
So I started using The Secret…again! By September 2009 I was 110kg and by December I was 90kg! In less than one year I managed to lose 60kg without any advice, without any specific exercise, just by a calorie based diet of my own… I mean 60 kilos! It was like getting rid of another man I was carrying with me!
September 15th 2010: I’ve read The Secret, I’ve seen the movie, I write everything in the Book of Gratitude and feeling really happy and grateful! That is a miracle to me and now that I recalled all those things, “happy-tears” are falling down my face.
All I want to say to everyone who was involved in bringing The Secret to the public and to my gorgeous girl, Rhonda Byrne, is…thank you! The deepest, most honest and sincere THANK YOU you’ve ever heard. My heart is really grateful to you, to the Universe and to my inner Power!
And for those who haven’t experienced The Secret yet, trust me guys: I was the worst person you could ever meet! Emos wouldn’t stand a chance in front of my misery! 😛
And now the only thing I see around me and I feel pouring out of my soul and heart is Happiness I wake up every single day and all I live is Happiness! Now I can look in the mirror and in my past and just smile! Because that’s what I chose to do in my “movie”, in my Life…!
Thank you for reading my story! May the Joy be with all of you!