The Surprisingly Big Move
I have been living in a large city for nearly ten years with my successful husband and two boys, and have been a major active participant in the community with many friends and a successful business and a beautiful home.
Several years ago my eldest son suffered a short span of illness that was widely publicized on tv and the newspaper. The incident, although now resolved, did affect his learning at the time and made school difficult. Sadly he was labeled an under achiever and would not be given a second chance by the private school system. He began to shut down and was becoming depressed.
My youngest son was feeling frustrated as an athlete in the same private school that focused on academics. He would have at least one melt down each day after school. We consulted all the best therapists, had the boys tested, etc, with somewhat less than great feedback.
Both boys worked hard but it was too late – they were labeled as under achievers. We looked into many of the other private schools, but all the doors of the schools we wanted seemed to be closed.
One day in the book store, the CD of The Secret seemed to jump into my arms as it fell off the display! I threw it in with my purchase and began listening to The Secret nearly every day in my car as I drove in heavy city traffic. I began to take the teachings deep into my heart.
First I decided to try it out on my therapist that I had been seeing for nearly five years. I started saying thank you for what I have been through in my life, and watched her face change with surprise! I knew then and there that I no longer needed to focus on the past, I was going to create my own happy and successful future for myself and my family. I wrote the last check to her immediately and never went back!
After this final hard year where my sons had had some struggles in school and the hectic life of the city was wearing us down, my husband and I decided to try and live apart a few days a week, and that I would move with the boys to our vacation residence. We had spent every summer there for five years and knew other families. We had heard the schools were great. I spent the summer reviewing the Secret and believed my sons would be successful educationally, socially, and physically. They also listened to it in the car as we drove our errands that summer.
In the Fall, I simply completed the paperwork for the public schools and then called the private school and let go of our contract there. It was a scary thing to do.
To make a long story short, my eldest son is now receiving straight A’s in school, made Honor Roll, and is happy and confident. His teachers constantly send me notes on how he is a leader in class and that he is recommending him for AP classes next year for High school! Our youngest son is a star athlete and widely accepted socially and getting outstanding grades! He made the front page of the sports page and its now framed in our living room! We couldn’t feel more proud of the success our boys have shown.
My husband and I believe in our children’s abilities and voted with our feet because we believed our boys were geniuses in their own right. We live apart most of the week but he telecommutes and extends our weekends. We now have a new romantic flair to our relationship and “do the Secret” for all our wishes to come true.
In the meantime, I also fired two other therapists for my kids and all their expensive tutors, and left the private school world! We are flush with cash and richer in social and community ways than we have ever been!!! We love our new lives!
My friends in the city still can’t believe I just up and moved. They are all amazed at our success and that we had the “guts” to change our lives. I simply tell them: Listen to The Secret! You don’t need to live in a big city to have choices. You can make your life what you want it to be.
Now both my sons tell me nearly every day how happy they are! The melt downs are gone and we are all thriving.
I still listen to The Secret every chance I get, even if it is a drive a few blocks away. The Secret has given ME the power to raise my boys to be successful now and in the future.