Monday, November 14, 2011

Why Me?

Have you ever asked this question?  We all have at one time or another, when things aren't going our way.  In the past I've commented that every time things seem to be going well, I know there is some problem coming up soon.  It just usually happens that way.  And then I begin to ask, "Why me?"  I'm a good person, right?  I'm trying to live my life according to God, to the best of my abilities, so why is this happening to me?

But my husband set me straight one day.  He said the the question, "Why me?," is legitimate, but with a different focus.  What we should be asking, he said, is "Why am I so blessed, out of a vast number of people in this world who suffer such horrendous things, things we can barely even imagine?"  Why me?

This idea really struck me.  It is so true that many of God's children suffer in this world, and who am I to ask why things, things that are really so trivial compared to what others experience, happen to me?  I now pray that I will remember, no matter how down I am about my situation, that it could be so much worse.  That God has chosen, for whatever reason unknown to me, to bless me, and that my so-called "big problems" are really extremely minute.

To take it one step further, I will stop asking "why me" altogether, and instead just say "Thank you, Lord for the many blessings that I can never hope to deserve or to repay, but I will spend my life trying, by serving You in serving others."

Monday, October 31, 2011

FREE Style Consultation!

If you've been reading this blog so far, you know how grateful I am for the blessings in my life, and how some recent blessings have changed my life.  I'm not content to just sit and keep these blessings to myself--I've got to share them!  So I've decided to expand my job description to include that of Style Consultant. Small, simple changes in how I dress have done wonders for my confidence, and I want you to experience that, which is why I'm now offering FREE Style Consultations!  There are no catches here.  If you live in the Denton area, simply give me a call at 940-368-4404, and we'll set up a time for me to pay you a personal visit.  I'll come to your home, and we'll look at your current wardrobe, and without you spending a penny, you'll learn how to create new style from the clothes you already own.  I'll also give you tips on how to accessorize your outfit to complete your new look.

If you don't live near me, still give me a call, and we'll do a consultation over the phone.  I'll also send you information through email to help you boost your confidence by changing the way your wear your clothes.
Please don't underestimate the power of re-styling your look.  It has worked wonders in my life!  My confidence is at an all-time high, and I am able to do WAY more than I ever thought possible.  It doesn't matter if you work away from home, from home, or are a stay-at-home mom whose primary work is taking care of your home and children.  This can change your life.

Don't miss out on what could literally be a life-altering experience.  Give me a call at 940-368-4404.  I'm so excited to be of service to you!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Early Bird

I'm an early bird, no question about it.  For just about as long as I can remember, I was ready to go to bed before anyone else in my family, often complaining to them that they were too loud and were keeping me awake.  We still laugh about that today. :)  But seriously, I simply function better when I go to bed early and get up early.  I enjoy having 2 or 3 hours to myself before my kids get up.  I have time to read the Scriptures and pray, and then work on my business.  There's an old saying that goes, "The early bird gets his worm," and I believe that is true.  Often in life, it is those who do get up early who reap benefits that so many others don't even give themselves a chance to.

I know that just as some of us are "early birds," others of us are "night owls."  I do believe this is a natural tendency.  But if you are a night owl, what if you got up and went to bed just 15 minutes earlier?  What could you accomplish with that time?  You could use it do those little miscellaneous tasks you just can seem to find time for, like addressing and stamping birthday cards, or paying bills.  Maybe you're behind on laundry or washing dishes.  Maybe you're so busy that you're finding it hard to focus on the Lord, reading his Word and praying.  Take that extra 15 minutes to do this, and I guarantee your life will change for the better.

For me, going to bed early and rising early is essential.  One, I function better physically.  I have more energy and in a MUCH better mood throughout the day.  When I don't get enough sleep, I feel physically drained, I get headaches, and feel hot and sticky all day.  I believe my body temperature actually rises when I'm sleep-deprived.  And my blood sugar drops, so I'm eating all day long, which doesn't help with my weight-loss/maintenance efforts.  In essence, I'm just plain miserable.  Two, the nature of working from home while homeschooling my children requires that I delegate sufficient time to both, or they will suffer.  Homeschooling lessons are the top priority and my work comes second.  But my job still requires that I devote time to it, if it is to be successful.  So I take full advantage of that time in the morning, when everything is silent and there are no distractions, to get a good chunk of my work done every day.

Imagine what your life would be like if you changed your habits a little to allow yourself time to do those things that need to be done.  You'll cut down your stress during the rest of the day, because you'll no longer have to worry when you'll get that task done.  Perhaps what you need is just some time to sit and relax, and if you did that your day would be better.  It can't hurt to try it. Give it a try, then come back here and comment to let me know how you spent your extra time, and how it has changed your life!  I'd love to hear from you!

When you’re ready to change your life, and realize your dreams can actually come true, give me a call at (940) 268-5680, or email me at  I’m dedicated to helping women find fulfillment through a fun and exciting at-home career, while also helping others.  I’d love to give you the information you need to make this decision of a lifetime.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Unexpected Blessings

On Tuesday night, I did something I'd never done before.  I drove a group of ladies into Dallas for the Miche Building a Future event.  What's so special about that?  It may not seem special to you, but the fact that one month ago I wouldn't have had the courage to do it is extremely special to me.  Ever since I could drive a car I've been deathly afraid of driving on highways and into big cities.  Several years ago, my husband was stranded between Dallas (where he commutes every day for work) and home.  I didn't go and get him because of my intense fear.  Thankfully, he was able to get his car fixed and came home that night, but the guilt I had was enormous.  Not only that, but the whole situation made me feel as if something was wrong with me.  I mean, so many people drive to Dallas and all over the Metroplex every single day--why couldn't I?

This fear I had haunted me for years, limiting any distant activities I wanted to participate in to ones in which I could catch a ride for, which sometimes wasn't possible.  But then recently something in me changed.  I needed to go to my monthly Miche meeting in an outer area of Dallas on a Saturday morning, and my usual ride was not going to be able to be at that meeting.  I desperately wanted to be there and here about the new changes with Miche, so I decided I would just go.  I looked online at a map, and it really didn't seem hard, so I printed out the directions, and headed out.  And I did it!  I couldn't believe it!  My confidence soared!  Suddenly, the bondage of limitations of where and how far I could drive dropped off, and I felt this amazing sense of freedom.  I was free to go wherever I wanted!  If this kind of thing has never been a limitation for you, it may not seem that important.  But imagine if you had that fear, and how it would change how you live your life. 

So the next step was going to the Miche Building a Future Tour.  I knew I wanted to go, and I wanted others to go with me.  I didn't want to rely on whether someone else could go or not to determine whether I could go.  I wanted to be the one inviting people to ride with me.  And so I invited others, and ended up taking three ladies with me!  I asked them for help, of course, to not miss the exit and to not accidently take an exit onto another highway.  Help me they did, and they were so sweet about it.

The meeting was absolutely amazing!  I had known I would enjoy it, but I hadn't realized just how much I would get out of it.  The speaker for the night was Jennie Platt, designer of the Miche purses.  I must admit, I was a little star-struck, I mean, here was the actual designer of the Miche Bags I lovingly carry every day!  Her persentation was wonderful, full of details of Miche's new business model and also with touching stories about what Miche means to Jennie, and how it is changing lives.  So many times she got teary-eyed and her voice was laced with emotion.  And so many times I felt she was talking about and to me personally.  Miche has changed my life.  I talked a lot about that in my previous post.  I believe whole-heartedly that God reach out to me through Miche to strengthen me, to make me a whole person by finally doing all the things that had held me back for so long.  Thanks to the blessing of Miche, I'm reaching out to others, reconnecting with friends I haven't seen in years, and making new ones.  Miche has helped me to meet some of my neigbors, something else I was afraid to do.  Jennie talked about the trip they took to an orphanage in Peru this year, where they volunteered their help.  I had no idea Miche did that!  She shared the story of how they painted the little girl's nails, little girls who had never had their nails painted, who didn't even know what nail posish was, andhow much they enjoyed.  I had been looking for a way to reach out to those less fortunate and help them.  If at all possible, I'll be going on next year's trip.  I want to be a part of that.

Jennie also talked about the Hope Shells, how sales from every Hope Shell goes toward cancer research.  Not just breast cancer, but all cancer.  She told us that Miche has already given over 2 million dollars for cancer research.  She's visited places where patients were under clinical trials funded by Miche, and how much hope it gave them.  Just another way Miche is truly changing lives.

And of course, there are so many women out there like me, who face one challeng or another, and Miche is the answer for them to overcome that challenge.  I would be typing all day long if I tried to talk about all the blessings I've received from joining this company.  As I said in my last post, my life will never be the same; I will never be the same.

Thank you to God, for the unexpected blessings He gave me through joining Miche.  I thought I was just going to make a little extra money to help my husband out with monthly expenses.  But God had other plans.  He let me straight to it, in fact, the way I found the Miche opportunity was a complete surprise to me!  I will never forget that God truly does work in mysterious ways, and that He has a plan.  And that we don't need to worry, because He does work things out for us.

God bless you, and I pray that whatever challenge you are facing today, that God will lead you to the solution.

Jennie Platt and Me

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Why I Started this Blog

Ok, now on to what this blog is all about.  As I said in my previous post, I recently got a fresh perspective on life, given to me from God Himself.  I had been suffering from extreme anxiety and depression for some time, and He eased it, pulled me up out of it, and showed me what I have to be thankful for.  He improved my relationship with my adopted daughter, and led me back to homeschooling my children.  And He gave me the confidence and courage I had been lacking for so long.

A big part of how God lifted me out of my depression was to lead me to direct sales.  I'd owned my own business in the past, then put it aside to concentrate on the adoption of my daughter.  After my husband and I adopted our daughter, things got really hard for me.  My whole life was turned upside-down, not unlike it had been with the birth of my son a few years earlier.  I had post adoption depression (yes, this is a real condition), just like I'd had post partum depression with my son.  As I was desperately trying to adjust to all the changes brought about after bringing our daughter home, I was also homeschooling my children.  I finally got to the point where I felt so empty inside, like I had lost myself and had nothing else to give anyone. 

I saw a therapist a few times, and then my doctor, who prescribed me a mild anti-depressant.  Both helped, but I still had times when I felt like I couldn't go on.  When I was in the depths of my despair, I prayed desperately for God to help me. Then things began to change.  Slowly my mood began to lift, and things didn't feel so hopeless for me.  Then one day something happened that would change my life dramatically.  God led me to a direct sales company, Miche Bag, through a friend of mine from church who was with the company.  I was so excited from the moment I saw the products, I offered to host a party.  Then before the party date even arrived, I was ready to sign up as a representative!  And sign up I did, and my life has not been the same since.  Can a job do this?  It did for me!

Suddenly I had something to look forward to every day.  I scheduled work time, and never wanted that time to end.  I jumped in without worrying where I would land.  Dreams I'd had for years now became realities to me, not because I'd reached them yet, but because I had a solid plan for reaching them.  And my faith was strengthened.  God had showed me His love; a love for me that is so strong that He saved me from my own misery, and led me straight down the path to what I needed most to be a productive person, and most importantly, an active servant to Him and His children.

My life will never be the same.  Now, rather than concentrating on the negative in my life, and wasting precious moments of life complaining,  I see blessings in the smallest of details every day.  I'm kinder to my husband and my children, and I see all the possibilities for our lives together.  And I am continually excited about the adventures we will have as a family.  I live my life in constant gratitude now, because I realize that every breath I take is a blessing that should not be taken for granted.

It is my mission now to share with others, particularly women, these blessings and to help them recognize the blessings in their own lives, and to realize they have so much power to change their lives if they wish to.  As women, we are so busy, and so often feel unappreciated, unrecognized and powerless in so many areas of our lives. Whether you work outside the home or are an "at-home" mom, you want what is best for your children and family, and you strive to make that happen in one way or another.  But we're not always in the position to reach our definition of  "the best," even though we may work what seems like endless hours to accomplish it.  There are many ways to get to your goals, and I will share my experiences so far in what I'm doing to reach my own goals, in hopes that it will touch those of you out there who are meant to receive it, and make change happen in your life.  The empowerment I've been gifted from God is one of the most amazing feelings I've ever had in my life, and I want you to feel it too.  I want you to not settle for being miserable, but to know that there are are ways to reach what you desire for you and your family.

God bless you as you follow me on this journey or join me on it!  I'm looking for women to join me on this adventure of a lifetime, an adventure that can make all your dreams come true! If you have any questions for me, please call me at 940-268-5680 or email me at

Bye for now!


Hello, and welcome to my new blog, Endless Blessings! I'm so excited about starting this blog, as I feel like I have found happiness in a new life, and I want to share my experience with everyone. I also want to encourage others, particularly women, and to help them find their own new life and reach their dreams.

Check back soon for more on what this blog is about. I'm so excited to get this started, I feel like I'm going to explode!