About four years ago I found myself in a rut. My bills were backed up and I was struggling to make ends meet. I am also a single mother, so I have another life that depends on me. I had just started a new job (which was a good thing), but I didn’t even have enough money to buy gas to get to work. I tried to remain positive, even though it was very hard to do. I felt the only way to go was up, because I had fallen all the way to the bottom.
Anyway, when I thought things couldn’t get worse my car gave up on me. I had to put my car in the shop and I had no money to get the car out. Luckily one of my co-workers lived nearby, so I was able to get a ride to and from work. I was very thankful for that and it made things seem not so bad. I was still able to get to work.
Shortly after that another co-worker of mine, who I had known for a very short period of time, saw me in the hallway. He asked me how I was doing. I told him I was ok, besides the fact that my car was in the shop. Without thought he asked me how much did it cost to get the car out. I told him $600. He told me to meet him the next day in the same spot. The very next day he called me at my extension and told me to meet him. When I got there he handed me an envelope with $600 in it. I was very hesitant to take it, but he said to me, “My mom was a single mother and we struggled. I know what it’s like to be in your shoes. Please take the money, at least for your daughter’s sake.” I could not believe it. I was able to get my car out of the shop, and by the help of someone I barely knew. I was worried for a while after taking the money, because I felt he would expect something from me. But we became friends and he never asked me for anything. He moved out-of-state, and we still kept in touch.
I didn’t know about the “Secret” then, but when I did learn about it I knew that it could only be that.