Hi Everyone! An old friend reached out to me the other day that I haven’t spoken to in YEARS! Probably since 2006! She told me a story about her life and how she was able to change so much around her because she started to view her life in a different way due to this book she was reading called, “The Secret“. I am not much of a reader at all. I think the last book I read I was in high school, over 10 years ago! So, I started to read this book on the plane from Austin to Pittsburgh (with a layover in Chicago). I am going to try an explain how this book helped me in a couple high anxiety (for me) situations today and how I was able to completely turn it all around just based on my mind. Below, I am going to try to be as descriptive as possible so that you can visually put yourself where I was at.
Friday, September 1st, 2017. This is the honest truth of my day with NO EXAGGERATION! LOL! This all really did go down the way I am saying so below… ok here is goes…
My day started out terrible! I woke up late, couldn’t find anything that I needed to pack, like my glasses (not sunglasses), my passport, my Beats By Dre Headphones, my carry on luggage, my checkbook with account info, etc. Things that I thought were important to me to have. Mason, my dog, was sad I was leaving. I felt he could sense that something was going on as he sees me freaking out running around my apartment looking for these things. At this point in time I look down at my phone to see the time is now 12:18pm and my flight DEPARTS at 1:24PM (Departs, not boards, there is a big difference there). I still have to drop off Mason at Pups & Pals for the weekend and the airport is about 20 mins (without traffic) from me. Now, I am in major panic mode as I throw whatever I have packed in my truck along with Mason and his weekend bag. I look back down at my phone to see there was an update with my flight status to “DELAYED“! It was only a half hour delay but that was just what I needed to have enough time to get to the airport and catch my flight! It is now 12:38pm and I just pulled up to the Doggie Daycare and rush Mason to the front door! IT IS LOCKED WITH ALL THE LIGHTS OFF!! Really!??? Like for real??? I see a sign on the door that says dog pick up and drop off times end at 12 Noon and they will be back at 4pm!! I really start panicking and pounding on the door. Thankfully, they heard me from the back and came out! I checked Mason in then on my way! This whole time I am thinking how my day is terrible, I am panicking, I am just thinking negative thoughts!
I finally arrive to airport, park, get the shuttle, check in, run to my gate as they were boarding the plane. No time to even take a piss break. I get on the plane look to see where I am sitting because I had no time to look prior… 16E… ok not bad that’s somewhere in the middle of the plane. If anyone knows me, they know I hate middle seats… oh of course thats a middle seat in the middle of the plane! I mean with the negative day that I was already having, why not? Pour it on me. Or did I pour all this on myself? The guy to the right of me looked to be Muslim, the guy to the left of me looked European, I had a group of young kids behind me, and didn’t really get see the people in front of me. We finally hit the runway and we are off!! Flight is in the air!! I soon noticed a strange smell, something almost like a rotten egg. Someone definitely wasnt wearing any deodorant either to my right or left. I tried to block it out but I was constantly thinking negatively. I then tried to get comfy and the seat was as hard as a surf board. Terrible. Worst seat ever. Next, a little kid near me starts crying so loud and just will not stop. Again, thinking negative thoughts. Perfect time for me to get this book out to read that my friend recommended to me called, “The Secret“. Not even 20 mins later the guy on my right starts putting his finger in his ear to clear out the ear wax that has apparently been building up. Keep in mind this flight is so crammed I am elbow to elbow with the person on my right and left. After cleaning out his ear from all the wax , he realizes that he now has wax stuck underneath his long fingernails. He then goes to clean them… Of course you know that’s what anyone would do. I kid you not… while he is using his other fingernails to clean the wax off a piece fly right past me to hit the seat directly in front me. I am now in direct eyesight of ear wax smudged up on the seat in front of me. I almost threw up. Now, I am really thinking how much I hate this flight, I hate American Airlines, I hate, I hate, I hate… All negative thoughts…. all of a sudden I start to hear these Viking Women screaming or was it singing? I couldn’t tell… the guy next to me was watching music videos of larger celtic women singing that look like vikings. No earphones? No…. why would he use earphones? I start having more and more NEGATIVE THOUGHTS, It was almost like a “magnet” the more negative I was thinking, the more negative things started happening. I then noticed that I must have tied my shoes too tight because my feet hurt from it and I couldn’t even bend down to loosen them or else I would end up in someones lap. Great! Maybe, I will just lose circulation to my feet! Next, the wind starts picking up and the plane was rocky to the point where I was now starting to get motion sickness! Then… ooh yes… there is more… the kids behind me starting kicking and pushing my seat!
Now, to quickly recap what is going on… here’s me as I am sitting in the middle seat, the guy on my right is flinging ear wax, the guy on my left is singing along to celtic viking women, the kids behind me are hitting my seat, the plane feels like it could fall apart from how windy it was, little kids are screaming & crying, my seat is hard as a rock, my feet are about to lose circulation AND SOMEBODY IS NOT WEARING DEODORANT!!!! At this point I am ready to have a panic attack. I dig into this book and the words just hit me. Speak right to me. I am thinking nothing but negative thoughts and all around me more and more negative things keep happening. I realize this is what I am putting out into the universe! All this negativity! I then put my head back, try to block out everything negative and start thinking positively… I start thinking of my family, my moms face when I see her happy to see me, my sister at her baby shower tomorrow! I think, WOW, I am going to be an uncle! I start thinking of my friends and who I will get to see on this trip. I start thinking of being so happy to have my dog Liam for the whole weekend! The positivity just started flowing through my veins! Positive thoughts were flowing and my mood changed instantly! I kid you not, the kids behind me stopped, I couldn’t even hear those celtic viking women because I was so into this book that I was able to block it out. The ear wax… well that was still nasty but I was able to move past it. All these issues that were about to make me have a panic attack, I was able to block out by focusing my mind on all the positive thoughts! All the positive things that I can look forward to this weekend! As Willie Nelson once said, “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results!” That, I truly believe in as I am seeing it with my own eyes happening to my own life! I believe in this book and the LAW OF ATTRACTION. Think of your own life? How do you view things? Are you constantly negative? As for me, I am now starting to attract all the positive thoughts instead of all the negative ones. In this book it states how thoughts are magnetic… You attract what you, yourself put out into the universe! I now truly believe that!! I hold the power to change. You too can do this! Just try it out and see if it works for you! I now can apply this law to my life and anytime I may need it! Ahh does it feel great!!
But wait… there is more? What is this I hear we are running even more late and will not get to our arrival gate until 4:30pm?? My connecting flight to Pittsburgh departs at 4:49PM!!! They close the doors in 9 minutes and I am still waiting to de-board my first flight!!! I tell the lady at the front of the arrival gate and she says, “Run! Hurry! I will call and tell them you are on your way!! I never ran so fast in my life! I also have a 30 pound book bag on and holding, like a baby, my 50 pound carry on duffel bag that I held the entire way to my next gate from H8 to G15. If you have been to Chicago O’Hare International Airport then you know that’s a hike!! Ahhh… I see the gate!! Great!! I made it!! Nope… door closed. I start to freak out! I turn on my phone to look up options and I have multiple texts from my mom saying my best friend Ron couldn’t pick me up anyone and that she was going to?? I start thinking negatively… She has to be up early for my sisters shower and who knows now when and if I will be able to get to Pittsburgh!! I start thinking maybe I should just give up and fly back to Austin! Then, I pause. No! I hold “the secret“! The power to change my negative thoughts and all negativity around me… I instantly feel a sense of relief that no matter what, it will be ok! I will be positive no matter what! Then, I look down and get a text from Ron… HIS GF IS GOING INTO LABOR!!!!!! OMG!! Now, I really want to get to Pittsburgh! I talk to the American Airlines staff member and he was able to get me on the next flight which was only an hour and a half away! AMAZING!!!!
I get on my plane, headed to Pittsburgh… Wow! My seat was comfortable (it was the same type of plane), I sat next to a mom and two little cute kids! The one little girl started to cry, I looked over smiled and said, “awe don’t worry we are almost there!” The little girl looked back at me with a little smile and not cried again the entire way! Her mom says to me, “Wow, this is the first time she stopped crying and we have been flying all day long!” I then ask… “Oh, where are you coming from?” She says, “Austin, Texas”. Then, it hit me! I knew that lady looked familiar! This was the little girl on my plane when I was thinking negatively about everything and here this lady and her family are sitting right next to me. The rest of the flight not one thing bothered me! Why?? BECAUSE I CHANGED MY WAY OF THINKING!!! And YOU CAN TOO!!
On your hard days, or days where you are just miserable, think of this blog post. You can change your whole day just from the power of your mind and how you view everything around you!!! Also, go and buy the book, “The Secret“. It has already helped me ao much and I still have more to read!! Thank you old friend for putting this book into my hands and helping me to find this secret!! Have a great day everyone!!
I am beyond blessed to not have given up and flown back to Austin, Texas. Why? Because my best friend is having a baby right this minute and my sisters baby shower is tomorrow! What more positivity could I ask for than that!!