The Universe has a sense of humor too
I first read The Secret last summer. A mom at the summer camp that my children were attending brought it in with her and told me about it. I went to the library and got a copy that day and began skimming through it while I was outside watching the kids play.
I got to the part in the book where Lisa Nichols tells us to “expect a check” right at the time that the mail was delivered. I said to myself, “Oh, so there’ll be a pile of money in my mailbox. That’s not real.” When I opened my mailbox a Geico ad fell out onto my feet. It was the one with the stack of money with googley eyes. (You know the one I’m talking about, right?) I laughed out loud. So I said: “There’ll be a pile of money in my mailbox. That’s not real,” and the Universe heard: “There will be a stack of money in my mailbox that’s not real.” I have been a believer ever since.
For a long time I practiced The Secret and everything was going very well. I never stopped believing but I have fallen out of my routine of visualizing every day.
I’m rereading it now because we have had a rough year and I know that it is because I must have forgotten some of the lessons and had not been practicing my daily gratitudes.