Maria lived with her mother in a small apartment in NYC.
She was an average woman.
She worked as a secretary at a large company and her life was pretty mundane.
One morning, Maria saw a new hat shop that opened down the street.
In a spur of curiosity, she walked in!
In the shop were a little girl and her mother,
who came to pick the girl a hat, and another customer who was trying on hats.
Maria also tried on a few hats until she found one she liked.
She put it on and, It looked nice!
First to notice was the little girl: "Mommy, look how pretty that woman looks with the hat on!"
The mother said:
"Ma'am, I must say, this hat just looks wonderful on you!"
The second buyer also came to look: "Ma'am, you look lovely with that hat on!"
Maria went to the mirror and looked at herself.
Smiling, she went to the counter and bought the hat.
As she was walking through, a new world revealed itself to her.
She never before noticed the colors of the flowers.
The sound of the cars and the people sounded like a harmonious melody.
When she got to the office building, the doorman opened the door and wished her Good Morning.
Never before had he even noticed her!
The people at the office gazed at her and were flattered at how lovely she looked today.
The manager asked her out to lunch to talk about how she felt at work!
When this magical workday was over, she decided to take a cab home instead of the bus.
As soon as she put her hand up, Two taxis stopped!
She took the first one and sat in the back seat.
When she got home, her mom opened the door.
The sight of Maria took her breath away!
"Maria," she said, "You are looking beautiful! Your eyes are all lit up like when you were a little girl! "
"Yes, mother," Maria said.
"It's all thanks to my new hat, and I had a beautiful day!"
"Maria," said her mother
She touched her head and saw that the hat that changed her life was not there.
She didn't remember taking it off in the cab.
Or at lunch.
Or at the office.
She thought back to the store where she had bought it.
She put it on and paid the cashier.
And she remembered painfully now.
How did she put it on the counter?
To get her purse out to pay.
And how she forgot the hat right on the counter.
Then she walked out to the street without a hat. However, she was glowing.
It wasn't the hat that freed Maria,
it was the quality of her thoughts!
Our thoughts can enslave us into horrible bondage or liberate us towards sweet freedom: to be, do, or have anything we wish.
Your mind is so powerful that it can create poison as well as Nectar.
You need to know how to create it.