This morning, I am thankful for you. You already know that you brought me and so many others health we could never have imagined. Taking ownership of health has been completely transformational. And I thank you for that.
But today, I am thinking of the abundance I have found. I’m not talking about financial abundance (although that is nice too). I’m talking about the personal growth.
In the past four years, here are some of the words I would use to describe my personal abundance:
I have been told I have a story and a life that other’s want to take part in. Seeing others grow in confidence and belief in themselves is something that utterly drives me, but having the confidence that others care to hear what I know is something that has taken time. It is something I am still growing in. But, I now have confidence that I was created a unique being whose life is worth sharing. I have confidence that the things I am passionate about are important enough to share because there are others who not only care to know what I care about but because there are others who NEED to know why I care. It doesn’t have to be for everyone. But for those who care to know, I want them to know and I can stand in that confidence.
I wake up each and every morning with a desire to see others live their lives to their fullest potential THIS day. We don’t have a day to waste. Each day was given to us to live. My desire for others to live for the purpose they were created gives me a skip in my step and pops me out of bed each morning!
I believe in me, but more importantly, I believe in others. I SEE that every. single. woman, man, and child can do and become whatever they were created for. As I believe in others, I believe more in myself. I LOVE seeing others believe in themselves!!!
Somewhere along the way, I stopped dreaming. I started looking for what’s realistic. If it wasn’t realistic, achievable, or “sure to be a failure,” I stopped and didn’t continue dreaming. I have learned to DREAM!!! I have learned to BELIEVE in the power of dreaming. If my dreams are in my ability, they are not big enough. I don’t have to be worried about failure. I don’t even have to achieve my dream. But if I don’t reach for something bigger than me, I am holding God back. I am not believing in His ability to show me what I was created for.
I am learning to trust my instincts. I know everything I need to know to do what I was created to do. This is probably the area I am growing in the most right now – trust! I might not have the knowledge, experience, or have done the thing that is before me, but I know everything I need to DO what the instinct inside of me says I should do. I will pick up the details of how I will execute as I listen to that still, small voice that tells me what to do!
Love for myself, my family, my friends, and my God has grown as I have come to find who I am along this journey. When I struggle to love, I ask God to give me His eyes.
Because He is patient, I can be patient. Because He is kind, I can be kind.
Because He does not envy, I don’t have to envy.
Because He does not boast, I do not have to boast.
Because He is not proud, I don’t have to be proud.
Because He does not dishonor others and is not self-seeking, I don’t have to dishonor others or be self-seeking.
Because is not easily angered, I don’t have to be easily angered.
Because He keeps no records of wrong, I keep no records of wrong.
He does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth, and He protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
So I can do the same.
I will spend my entire life growing in Love.
My understanding of business has grown which has created a depth of understanding in me that goes far beyond business. Everything in life comes down to relationship. The way we live every aspect of our life matters. I could write an entire book on this topic. Whether if a time span is a moment or a lifetime, the value of others is always priority. When I consider relationship my question is this, is what I am saying or doing providing value to the other. As I value others, I value myself more too! Relationship is everything!
My dear friend, Dani, YOU are the reason I have found amazing abundance. I am a better person because you chose to invite me to your home to teach me about little drops of plant juice four years ago. I could never have begun to imagine how plant juice (aka essential oils) would impact every single aspect of my life.
I love you and am forever grateful for your choice to care!