The Little Red Dress Miracle!
Long before The Secret book came out I had a law of attraction experience way back in 1997.
Every year my husband’s work would put on a formal Christmas party. I was a stay at home mom with two small children and we generally lived paycheck to paycheck. There wasn’t much money to splurge on fancy dresses so I drove an hour and a half to the big city to a nice lady’s consignment store. Even second hand, the dresses were expensive for me but I would splurge on a gown for $50 or $60 dollars.
I found a full length gown I loved but I also saw a beautiful, red lace cocktail dress. It came to mid-thigh and was a bit sexy. Too daring for me I thought, and not even the right style for the formal event. I tried it on just for fun and admired myself in the mirror. Most of the time I felt like a frumpy mommy, changing diapers, and wearing loose, comfortable clothes that were easy to wash so now I looked like a strange woman in the mirror. An echo of someone I used to know a long time ago. I sighed and hung the dress back on the rack. The formal gown was perfect and I was very happy with it.
The next year the company ended the formal dress code and adopted a more casual policy. That meant another trip to the city to buy another used dress. I couldn’t get the red dress out of my mind! It would be perfect now and I wished I had it. But there would be no way this exact dress could still be in the store.
My mom came with me and she cautioned me to not get my hopes up. In the store, my eyes scanned the racks for anything red. I searched futilely but of course, the dress was not there. Why would it be? It was so pretty and in a common size so of course, it would be sold. I felt disappointment wash over me and I began looking at other dresses.
Then I heard the door chime and a woman came in holding a large bag of clothes she wanted to consign. She emptied the bag on the front counter and the shop owner told the lady she would go through it later and scooped the pile into her arms. As she did I saw a flash of red. A spark of hope ignited. As she walked past me I saw a sleeve hanging out as if waving to me. I stopped her and asked if I could see the dress she was carrying. She explained it would be put out later and that I should come back but I persisted so she gingerly pulled the wadded dress out of the pile in her arms.
It was THE dress!!! What were the odds of that? That I would need that dress a year later and at the very same moment, another woman would decide to drop it off at the same store she bought it at a year ago. What if I had stopped to have lunch or get gas? What if she had? The timing was so precise. It truly was a miracle!
Years later I read The Secret and I knew it was real. I had experienced it! I know we can manifest our desires we just have to believe it is possible. That is the challenging part but with practice, it gets easier. Keep the faith and let your wishes be for the big things and the little things, like a little red dress!!