What's that you say?
The NCAA basketball championship hasn't been decided yet?
Not to worry folks. I'm convinced I'll win, because I know THE SECRET.
Let me explain.
About two weeks ago, my niece sent me an email, inviting me to enter a NCAA bracket pool competition. Around this same time, my sister Kathy called my wife, and told her about a wonderful new book called THE SECRET. She said that through the power of positive thinking, we could improve every aspect of our lives-money, health, relationships, happiness, just by asking a higher power for it. The "laws of attraction" will realign the universe and make our wishes come true.
Back in the day, I think they called this praying, but I guess someone needed to write a book, so atheists could have something to hope for too.
My wife and I got caught up in my sister's excitement, so we went out that night and bought the book. We found it in our local Stop & Shop, (side note: once Oprah gave this book her seal of approval, it's been impossible to find, but my wife and I found it immediately. Coincidence? I think not.)
When we got home that night, my wife went to bed and read THE SECRET, while I poured over my NCAA brackets and chose my winning teams. When I went to bed, my wife read me a few book excerpts, and we talked about the future millions we'd make.
Just by asking, we'll finally get a new deck. We'll put on a new roof. We'll go on fancy vacations. We'll drive luxurious cars. It's like rubbing a genie's latern... but wait...maybe I should start small:
"I want to win the NCAA bracket pool," I said.
"You can't want to win," my wife said. "You have to envision that you've already won."
Yahoo!!! I won first prize in the NCAA college bracket basketball pool.