By C Anderson
from Alberta, Canada
Years ago, before ever hearing of “The Secret," I was living in a small town with my husband and two young children. We had just moved to this town not long ago and we hardly knew anyone. My husband and I were breaking up and there was no chance of reconciliation. I was so lost and confused I didn't know what to do. How was I going to make it with two small kids and no job experience in a town where I didn't know anyone? I didn't have any family left to help me and the friends I did have were now hundreds of miles away and wouldn't have been able to help me if they were closer. I felt totally and utterly alone.
I took my kids to the park one afternoon and I was sitting on the swings with them, deep in thought about what I was going to do. I was so depressed and unsure of myself, I was even trembling with fear for our future. I remember looking at the small rocks & pebbles underneath my feet and in my thoughts, I asked the Universe for a sign to show me that everything was going to be okay. I asked for a heart-shaped rock!
Now, if you were to ask me if I "believed" I was going to get a heart-shaped rock at that time, I would have told you I was so full of doubt, I didn't even believe a heart-shaped rock even existed. Well, maybe somewhere in the world, but certainly not in mine.
Well, I never found one that day or the next but something happened about two weeks later that made me a believer. I took my boys down to the river for the afternoon. It was a beautiful day and we just hanging out doing what we usually did at the river - picking stones. Some we would throw in the river to see whose would go the furthest. We also like to look for cool & unique rocks and stones to bring home to put on the window sill. My youngest and I were examining the stones we had found when suddenly my oldest boy shouted out "look what I found, a heart-shaped rock!" I was stunned! We ran over to where he was and filling his tiny hand was the most perfect heart-shaped rock I had ever seen! I was so stunned! I immediately asked him if I could have it and he readily gave it to me as a gift.
Since that day I have found 24 heart-shaped rocks. Especially when times are tough and the universe wants me to know that everything is going to be okay. Once, I was just walking along the beach for miles, deep in thought when I looked down and there was another perfect Heart-shaped rock at my feet.
I think the universe is always trying to tell me to have faith and that everything is going to be okay. Jus so you know, everything was okay after my husband and i split up. We had some tough times but we survived and continue to do so. Now that I have read the "Secret" it all makes such perfect sense.
I have this little saying on my desk that always helps me through the tough times...
"Everything is going to be okay in the end. If it's not okay, its not the end..."
Thank you, Universe, whoever you are!
About C Anderson from Alberta, Canada:
I am a girlfriend, mother & grandma!