Working at the gym on Friday a woman who I only worked with once, popped her head in and said, "I have a question for you. Do you live your life by The Secret?" Puzzled, shocked, and very confused, I said, "Well, I try to..LOL!" Then I asked her why on earth she asked me that (when I hardly know her). She works the front desk which is connected to the child care and apparently she has been watching me while I am there. She said that I am always smiling, always happy, energetic and she could not help but to notice. I remember reading in The Secret that when you live this way, it is contagious. I realized that this woman was feeding off of me. The next thing to come out of her mouth was, "I want to be that way." Tomorrow, I am taking her the book to borrow. I have seriously lost count on how many people I have touched with The Secret. Yes, there are some who get annoyed with 'happy people' and that is totally ok. Where once I believed that there was no way someone could always be happy, I now completely disagree. You choose your mood. And, the best thing is that we can change it. It takes practice but it does work. And, the ratio of people that are inspired by positive people is much greater than the people who are annoyed by them.
On another note, I am getting baptized this summer. Starting a new chapter in my life, I want to start renewed in my faith. God is the soul reason for the positive changes in my life. Now that I have turned to him for everything and made him the center of my every day living, the feeling of being completely whole has consumed me. This woman at the gym did not just see me as living The Secret, she sees me living life with God. People can see God through others. After a short conversation with her and realizing that she is not far from where I was a year ago, she said, "Man, God really does bring people into our lives at just the right time." I completely agree.
So, in this new chapter my store will be doing a number of different things to come. My children and I are becoming volunteers at the SPCA once a week in which I am attending the orientation this week. My Youth Group will be engaging in some community service, outings and lots of fellowship. I m helping with Vacation Bible School this year at church. I am attending the Listen To Jesus Youth Gathering in West Chester at the end of July. My friend Jennifer and I are going to an all day concert, which I have never been to. It is called the Lillith Fair. And, I will become a member of my church as well as being re-baptized. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this wonderful time in my life. Yes, it will be busy but I know it will be all worth it.
May God bless you with his presence just as he has with me. But remember, you have to be willing to let him in. It was a very long road for me when I didn't.
What I am thankful for today:
the power of prayer
my youth group
the farmer's market
the power to change your mood