|Speaking to the Nerium Famiy|
For those who have followed my blog, I don't really talk much about Nerium because I didn't want my blog to turn into a platform for advertising. This is a sacred place where I go to get away from the world, I am alone and listen to uplifting music when I write. I've always wanted this to be an authentic reality of who I am. This is a place my children will be able to go long after I am gone to laugh, cry and remember who their mom was. With that being said, I do have to add I know without a doubt Heavenly Father led me to this incredible company. I was not looking for anything, still involved heavily in health issues. The confirmation I felt when I said yes to Nerium was so overwhelming at the time I didn't know why. Now I do, within a few months of joining with my friends, my facial paralysis happened. If it was not for the self development I've gained from living in the culture of the Nerium Family, I don't think I could have made it through this past year. I highly recommend to anyone READ THE SLIGHT EDGE by Jeff Olson. It has nothing to do with Nerium, it has to do with a philosophy of life. Even through my breast cancer journey, losing my hair, my uterus and both breasts I still felt I was ok. My perspective on life became apparently changed, I learned that nothing in life is worth anger, hate or malice. Seeing the world through different eyes lightened my heart and soul.
The Villain had taken from me everything that the world defines as "feminine" it was difficult to process, and I relied on the Lord to get me through it. However, when the facial paralysis came and a doctor said to me "Your face will never be the same again" those words penetrated deep into my mind. I cried, my husband cried for me. I was depressed and sad, I took so much of it out on my family, and never wanted to be seen in public again. It has been a slow process and one that I cannot say I have fully conquered, but I can honestly say without hesitation no where, except for my church congregation and family, have I felt true unconditional love, like I have with the Nerium family. Jeff Olson has taught me true happiness begins from the inside and manifests itself to others when you are genuine with thoughts and feelings of yourself. Success is not a car, or a home. So many people think "well when I lose weight, or I get a new job, or I blah blah blah......I will be happy" Nothing can be further from he truth, being authentic and happy with yourself under any circumstance is what success is, it's what attracts people to you and it is what helped me to live through this year. Be patient with me I'm still under construction.
|Speaking in front of a sold out stadium--ummm..kinda overwhelming|
I had to lean on the spirit and speak from the heart.
|Nerium and CEO Jeff Olson know how to throw a|
white party--so much fun
When Sheldon died, I wanted to give in and give up, now I see the Lord has been waiting for me to do my part. To fulfill a promise. I'm finally beginning to understand I don't need all the answers right now. It's never too late to start all over on a path that will move you forward. Step up to the starting line and run, run as fast as you can, tomorrow may not come. This is the time to love others, share a kind word and be true to yourself you will find the strength to pull yourself out of any situation. There are days when I have to remind myself of who I am, convince myself once again I have the power within me to be happy. True happiness cannot be given to you, it cannot be bought and it certainly cannot be faked. When you are completely happy, you live with no regrets, you are at peace with who you are and most of all your spirit illuminates and becomes contagiously beautiful.
Tonight, Eric and I went to see the new version of the animated Disney movie Cinderella. As I watched I was engulfed in the story, so many paralye's to my own life. It gave me a picture of the unparalleled beauty of courage and kindness in the face of humiliation, suffering, and shame. I watched thinking sure, Cinderella looks stunning. But it’s not her ball gown or glass slippers that first catch the Prince’s eye. It’s her inner beauty that captures his attention—her courage and her kindness. Kindness isn’t weakness; it’s strength. Submission isn’t pitiful; it’s beautiful and courageous. We all have the power within ourselves to make our lives happy, it is a CHOICE.