Cindy Harris Mandeville , Louisiana , USA
CHAPTER 1: THOUGHTS ARE THINGS
With a burning desire, persistence & determination, my life is becoming exactly what I have set my mind for it to be. Through this amazing mastermind group, and through these Think & Grow Rich Lessons and my self talk, I am learning to call in those things that aren't as though they were, as The Bible teaches us to do. Is everything perfect? NO! There are always mountains to climb, but breakthroughs are all around! I am blessed and cannot wait to see what tomorrow holds as burdens are falling away.
I just spend 3 glorious days & nights in Monroe, LA at the Miss Louisiana Pageant, laughing the entire time! It was absolutely magical!!! Only God could have planned it this way. My desire is to live the rest of my life not being confined to stress & anxieties, but to be free. For me to have contacted my friend, John Chisholm, and asked him to meet me in Monroe, against all odds that he could or would, was just God! I had no idea he had been a judge at local pageants, and that he was planning to open his own pageant forum very soon, and that he was the one who told my beautiful friend, Emily Randon (1st Runner Up), that she was pageant material and that she should compete.... After he accepted the invitation, Emily came in to the cleaners that day or the next, I informed her that we were going ... she thought she remembered him from way back ... I showed her his Facebook page, and she informed me how her dream had begun. Oh my gosh! I contacted John, and he remembered and was absolutely elated! Nothing could keep him from going! They are now friends & we can't wait to watch her take the crown next year!
Emily has earned 2nd Runner Up for the past 3 years, and this year she was expected to be crowned Miss Lousiana, and to go on to Miss America.... This is going to be an exciting year in so many ways! I have never been a fan of the pageants, but am now totally sucked in! Emily's father, Greg Randon, is a very good friend also. At the pageant events, he was always the last one out of the Civic Center at night, mingling with all of the past judges, Miss Louisiana's, directors, contestants and parents. I got to meet them, eat & have fun with them! I've learned so much & have lots more to learn. To be able to concentrate on all of this for a whole year will be one of the most positive & enlightening parts of the entire year. God could have been the only One to have orchestrated this. Thank You Lord!
Thank you to all of you for being such an instrumental part of my life!!!