The Secret was right under my nose!
Last year, my company gave all employees a copy of the Secret audio books. I already owned the book, but honestly hadn’t done more than skim through it thinking, Oh, this positive thinking stuff is nice, but the world isn’t so simple. Once I returned home from the employee training session where I received the audio books, I popped a CD into my car stereo for the heck of it; I drive a lot for work and needed something to listen to. I listened to all four CDs over the next couple of days, and couldn’t stop thinking or talking about them. I immediately started to change my attitude and thinking, in small ways at first, and little things happened, like buying a winning $5 scratch-off or getting a good assignment at work. Then I started to really open myself up to the possibilities and request all good things for me and my husband, who was skeptical at first but began to come around when he saw our luck changing. More things happened: small amounts of unexpected cash or simply having a great day more often than having a bad one.
Two months later, I was offered a better position, making more money, that was closer geographically to my sister. I am really close to my sister, but she lives in a small town and I always thought we’d never live close to one another again because of my being the bread-winner in our family and needing to be in an area where I would have plenty of work. The position I was offered was so close to her! Then, as soon as I accepted the offer, my sister found out that she was pregnant, so we get to live near our niece as well.
It just gets better as I learn to stay positive and focus on what I want, letting the Universe decide how that will happen. My husband and I camp for two weeks at an event with history buffs and historical re-enactors. We have attended the event for the past five years, and we always wanted one of the gorgeous canvas tents that were based on medieval pavilions or other historical recreations. We had always settled for a small, hot, modern nylon tent because the authentic-looking canvas tents are so expensive. This year, before we left, I said to my husband We are going to get a nice tent this year, something we love. I didn’t know how because we hadn’t saved up the thousands of dollars these tents cost, but we packed up a borrowed nylon tent and went. The first week of the camping trip, a friend mentioned that she wasn’t bringing her beautiful, large canvas Bedouin-style tent anymore because it was too much for her to deal with. I asked how much she wanted for it, and she gave it to us. For free. All she asked is that we make a donation to an animal shelter, which we gladly agreed to since we have six rescued pets.
I know every day that there are wondrous, amazing opportunities and experiences waiting for me. I wake up everyday in gratitude and set my mind to manifesting what is best for me and my family. I have changed from being a skeptical, critical, pessimistic person to feeling loving, optimistic, appreciative and fulfilled. I know all good things are coming my way.