The Praying Mantis
I was listening to The Secret one day on the way home for lunch and I was intrigued by the story of the feather. That was an indisputable way to see that The Secret worked, so I tried it. As I was turning onto my street I thought, What should I think about? What do I want to see that would prove to me that The Secret worked? So I thought of a Praying Mantis. They are common in Atlanta but you dont see one every day. So I concentrated on a Praying Mantis, I saw its large eyes, long thin antenna, its sleek brown body, its folded arms. It was as clear as day in my minds eye and I then turned into my drive and went inside for lunch.
After lunch, as I was backing out of the driveway, I remembered the Praying Mantis. I began looking in the bushes as I was backing up nothing. I then went to work and completely forgot about the Mantis.
Later that evening after dinner, the kids were telling my wife and me good night. The Atlanta Braves baseball game was on so I hit the pause button while we kissed the kids and sent them off to bed. After they went upstairs, I turned back to the TV and there, frozen on the screen was a Praying Mantis. I stopped in my tracks and stared at it. I was so overcome that I began to shake. My wife noticed my frozen posture and asked what was wrong. I told her the story and we both just stared at the TV. As it turned out a cameraman noticed the Mantis on a chair and in an attempt to show the wild life in Atlanta Braves stadium he filmed it.
What are the chances of a cameraman filming a Praying Mantis in Atlanta Braves stadium, let alone me hitting the pause button at that very instant? There is no doubt in my mind, The Secret is real!