Promise Of Great Future
As a rule, I would say that I have always been an inherently happy and positive person, but it was generally undirected and I certainly didn’t use this attitude to its full potential.
4 years ago, things were pretty good. I had a good job, my husband had a good job and we had a beautiful son. Essentially, we were financially comfortable but in truth we lived life way beyond our means – we wasted money, wasted food and did not save any money. We know now that we certainly did not fully appreciate our good fortune and essentially took it all for granted. But it all changed….
Whilst I was pregnant with my daughter, we found out that she had a problem with her brain. We had no idea what this meant for her future – best case scenario was that she would have some mild disabilities, worst case scenario she would be severely physically and mentally impaired. It was an awful time. However, I refused point-blank to believe that we would experience the worst case scenario. It took effort, as I would often doubt my positive thoughts and beliefs and I also had to work really hard to keep my husbands runaway fears in check. My daughter experienced a number of challenges when she was born, but to cut a long story short, we continued to believe that she would be okay and I am so pleased to say that, at four years old, she is essentially as normal as her pals at nursery school. She has some very minor physical challenges, but nothing that will stop her as she grows – at the end of the day, every child is unique and she is certainly that! She is a very spirited and feisty little girl and we are incredibly grateful for her (and our) good fortune.
Because of my daughters challenges, I gave up my well paid job, so I could be with her, take her to doctors appointments, etc. My husband also had to seek alternative employment, as he often traveled abroad and it was just too hard for us all when he was away for long periods of time. We had to sell our house, as we could no longer afford to pay the mortgage and moved into rented accommodation, which was half the size and generally pretty crummy!
For the last 3 years, we have been financially challenged to the point that our credit score was in the pan and we lived hand-to-mouth! We had no idea how we were going to get out of this mess….
A friend gave me a copy of The Secret and it was a revelation – I can honestly say that it changed my life. Now, as I said before, I have always been a pretty positive person, so a lot of what was in The Secret validated my current thoughts, but it took it to a whole new level. Using the Law of Attraction I firstly acknowledged how grateful I was for my life and for what I had! Granted, I didn’t have any money, but I was healthy, my son, daughter and husband were healthy, we were all together, my husband and I were closer than ever, we had a roof over our heads, we had family that loved and supported us, we were in jobs (regardless of how much or little we liked them!) and we had a great future to look forward to. I have a new motto in life – “I am abundant and I am grateful for my life” (and I’ve taught my husband and kids to say this too) and I remind myself that there are bumps in the road, but its how we handle these bumps that determine how big a deal they are!.
So a year after reading the book (and a few others of a similar ilk) and applying its principles, both my husband and I now have new well paid jobs. We are now saving for a house of our own. We can enjoy life again and are looking forward to a family holiday next year (our first in 4 years). Our relationship is rock solid and based on a having a lot of fun together. My kids are happy, healthy and a joy to have around.
Our future looks awesome and this is down to our commitment to going out and grabbing opportunities that give us the good fortune that we know we deserve. We ASK, BELIEVE and then ACHEIVE. I firmly believe that THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS. Its so exciting and exhilarating to live life this way…..!!
Lastly, I encourage people to treat each other and themselves with courtesy, respect, integrity and love. You reap what you sow.