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Want to Know a Secret?

     The Secret is a best-selling self-help book based on the idea that positive thinking can bring positive, life-changing results. The book has sold more than 19 million copies and has been translated into 46 languages. The premise is that the law of attraction determines the path of our personal lives through the process of "like attracts like". For example, if you think angry thoughts, you will attract events and circumstances that cause you to feel more anger. On the other hand, if you think and feel positively, you will attract positive events and circumstances that make you feel even more positive. 

     The book, which has been parodied on The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Saturday Night Live, has received some controversial reviews, stating that the only people generating wealth and happiness from it are the author and the publishers. But, let’s think about this whole thing for a moment. Whether or not we believe in “the secret,” we have choices. We can live our lives with positive attitudes, spreading smiles and good thoughts to everyone we meet and being a pleasant person to be around. Or we can be grumpy, negative,  and unhappy, blaming the world for all our problems and claiming that this whole idea is pure hogwash! 

     Singer-songwriter Roger Miller once said “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” I guess life just boils down to who we want to be how we wish to handle things that come our way. We can be someone who just gets wet or we can be someone who walks in the rain. I saw some cute little polka dot galoshes on sale when I was window shopping the other day! Care to join me?

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