The Power Of Thank You.
Dear Rhonda Byrne,
Thank you for revealing such a beautiful secret to the world. I was prescribed this book by my English teacher for an assignment back in 2013. I’m a girl who loves to read books but I’d never read a nonfiction or a self help book. Naturally, I wasn’t very “into” this book because it seemed too fantastic to be real. I just completed the assignment and forgot about what I’d read.
Fast forward to December 2016. I was having a troubled time, academically and socially. I needed something to escape, something to distract me from the bitter reality. I’ve been inclined to using books as a means of escape. One fine night, I was a studying for a test to be conducted a few days later and I had the urge to simply pick up the book off my closet and read it. An inspired action.
This time I read the book, dwelling deep into it and I realized, everything that went wrong in my life was a result of my own thoughts! And yes, they actually mirrored my experience. I’d always been a very negative person, underestimating myself, fearing to lose loved ones, feared failing and guess what? I lost friends, I lost loved ones and my grades went down. What’s more, I’d always had this habit of writing a diary. I read it over and I realized, I manifested all the things in my life that I was scared of! I’d been focusing on the things I didn’t want instead of the things I wanted, and the Universe went like, “Oh! Your wish is my command, girl!”
Well, the Universe has been a bit too faithful in my case. The night I reread The Secret, I decided the exact score I’d be getting in my upcoming test. It was around four days away so I sat back and relaxed. But what happened the next day actually took my breath away! A surprise test was conducted in class and I actually scored more than what I expected! My next text echoed the last. But, old habits die hard. I had a faint doubt that this might be just a coincidence. I decided to put the Universe to a test. I wished to manifest a plain black hoodie into my life. Something that fit me perfectly with two black stripes on the arms. I walked around stores to see if there was something like that available. I high fived myself because I wanted to manifest something not easily available. Even though this kind of a hoodie seems to be really common, it wasn’t just out there. One fine day, my grandma decide to take me out shopping. I wanted to just buy something, I didn’t know what though. I almost tried on everything off the racks and nothing really made me want to buy it. I was about to leave the store disappointed when I just looked at one of the racks in a hidden sort of a corner. Something in black was there, folded. I grabbed it and guess what?! It was that hoodie! Holy cow, it was just as I imagined!
The next, all the people who seemed to bother at me, well, they continued to do so, only I stopped reacting now. I pretended they did not exist and somehow they actually walked out of my life. Each one of them! My old friends contacted me and my relationship with my family strengthened! I haven’t been happier!
The next thing I “ordered” from the catalog of the Universe was admission into my dream college, and a stable, ever lasting relationship. I got clear about all I wanted in my partner and left space for surprise elements too. I even have a gratitude rock. That is another thing that surprised me! The next morning after rereading The Secret, I got up, repeating and chanting thank you, over and over. I walked into my kitchen to have a glass of water. As I opened a cabinet, I found a small, white, shining stone sitting there. I grabbed it at once! It signified my admission into the college and me being with my perfect partner. I had dreamt of him being a neighbor living in the neighborhood I’m scheduled to shift to by June. One fine morning I visited my “in construction” house with my mom and saw similar stones lying there. I asked my mom about it and she told me that stone I call my gratitude rock, she had actually picked it up from my new house! Ain’t that freaking awesome. Like, I wanted him to be a residence of my new locality and the thing that fills up his presence has actually been picked up from right there! Since then, I’ve experienced numerous such indications.
I’ve found my best friend in the “Universe”. Thanks for introducing me to him, Rhonda.