This is an email I received recently. I am sharing it with you (with permission) and have replaced the original names with initials
Two years ago my dear mother-in-law took me with her to attend a one day workshop on the Secret. It was all very new then and hadn’t yet exploded into the phenomenon it is today. At that stage I was pregnant, unemployed and my husband, also unemployed, was in the grips of a drug addiction that had seen him survive two heroin overdoses. My husband’s 8 year old twin daughters from his previous relationship lived with and witnessed every single day how their father’s drug abuse pulled us further and further into financial, emotional and mental ruin. We never had money for food as every cent he earned was spent on cocaine and we were in the process of being evicted from our home. My life was in absolute ruins Hemal – I truly felt hopeless.
I had grown up in awful circumstances too, my past a web of sexual abuse, alcoholism, neglect and poverty. I knew only how to feel unworthy, as if my lot in life was in fact not a lot at all but very, very little! But after watching the Secret, a concept so new to me, I decided I would give positive thought a try, and I did. I only managed a little at first, as it was incredibly difficult to change 30 years worth of negativity. I noticed over the months how much easier it became, how quickly I was able to catch my negative thoughts before they became all-consuming. And then things started changing!
My beautiful daughter was born and she gave me the motivation I needed to continue being grateful, to believe in myself and to teach our children to be positive, to instil in them strong values and morals. Our daughters, then 9 years old, also began visualising, they too began being positive and happy despite their dad’s drug use. We believed that we would be happy, we dreamt about it and we lived it through all adversity and despite our circumstances. In July 2007, after 10 long years of hardcore drug use, my husband stopped taking drugs. He took three months off, removed himself from the course of daily living as much as he could and he started on the long road to sobriety. Three months to the day after he took his last hit, he began his employment as a Mechanical Engineer with an international company. In six and a half short months we have gone from poverty to life in abundance! We have a beautiful home filled with beautiful furniture (my husband had sold everything we owned for money to get drugs – we had so little left), we always have money and food and most importantly of all we have the kind of family bond that most people can only dream of.
We each have gratitude books, N (husband) included, that we write in all the time. This attitude of gratitude has brought us so close to each other – we easily express our love and adoration for one another all the time and words like, “I love you”, “I’m proud of you” are things said daily in our home. My husband has morphed into the most caring, attentive, loving, adoring, calm and happy man I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He works 2 jobs with such passion for each and still manages to be such a present and able father and husband. His children adore him, they idolise him – he is our everything. It was the most incredible feeling for me to be able to hand over the reigns of our family to him and allow him to take his place as head of our home and know beyond any shadow of doubt that he was capable and deserving enough to be there!
Our children, A and C (children), now 10 years old, have been through therapy and their Psychologist is incredibly pleased with their state of mind and with them as little people. They are well adjusted young ladies who care so much about the feelings of others and who give thanks daily for everything they have.
I’m so happy and motivated and positive for our future. We’re still paying off debts accumulated throughout the years, but those debts are lessening at an incredible rate. I have an amazing job with the promise of great things to come. I love my life, I love myself and my children and I love my husband so very much!
This is an exert from my husband’s gratitude book:
“I express my gratitude for my wife and best friend, she is always a constant support to me and to the good Lord who has blessed me with my three girls – the best reasons to keep living and fighting for every moment that I may share with them. Thank you for the wonder of being a father and husband to my family and beautiful wife. Thank you for a nice cup of coffee and for a Friday filled with the promise of rain and the enjoyment of our health, wealth and family”
From A's (child) book :
“I am so grateful that we are so happy and lucky and that we have such a great family and that every moment in my little life is always happy. I am grateful that we have a house to live in and such a great family and for my wonderful (but crazy) mom and handsome daddy”
From C's (child) book :
“I am grateful for quite a lot today. I am grateful that we got to dance with mom and that daddy got home safe from work. I am grateful for my dad, he is always doing his best for us and he works so hard and I’m glad he’s my dad. I’m grateful that mom got such a good job and that I have such a great family. Thank you”
My children at this age are so aware of thinking positively and being happy and fulfilled that I know their futures are going to be filled with success and happiness. I’ve done it Hemal – I’ve broken the cycle of poverty and pain lived through by so many generations of my family before me and set a new course of abundance and happiness for generations to come.
The Law of Attraction works, it works, it works, it works!!!
Blessings and love