Sunday, May 31, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I have been an emotional train wreck today. I assume that it is because today would have been my Dad's 87th birthday if he were still alive. I've thought about him and I've missed him all day long. I was down in the cafeteria this morning getting some breakfast when I saw an old man in a wheel chair. He was being pushed around by his daughter, and he was crying. I do not know why he was crying. Perhaps he had been give some bad news at his doctor's appointment, or perhaps he had just lost a family member, I do not know. But they sat at the table across from me. His daughter made several trips to get condiments, napkins, and other stuff, while he sat there crying. Hearing his sobs broke my heart in two. I just could not bear to sit there listening to him cry. I was having a hard enough time controlling my own tears, and his tears just made it that much harder to control. I finished my breakfast and got up to go, but before I left the cafeteria, I walked over to the man and his daughter. I had tears in my eyes when I spoke to him, but this is what I said. "Sir, I could not help but overhear you crying, and it seems you are having a rough day. Well, I'm having a rough day today too, so if you don't mind, I would like to give you a hug. It might help us both feel better." He gave me the biggest and the sweetest hug I have had in months. Then he asked me why I was having such a rough day, so I told him about losing my father and that today would have been his birthday. He then gave me another hug, and patted my hand. He told me thank you. And I said, "No, thank you." His daughter was in tears now, and she patted her fathers hand and she said, "See, Dad, there still are people here that care about you." I still do not know why this old man was crying. I don't even know his name, but he helped me make it through the day. I just hope that I helped him make it through his.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
It was a Sea Salt Scrub. Part of the Arbonne Aromaessentials Line. This magnificent stuff left my hands feeling soft and hydrated and I could not get over how wonderful it felt, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I brought it home as my free gift just for showing up at the party. After putting the sea salt scrub on my hands she noticed the terrible redness that plagued them. She immediately began to worry and apologize for breaking out my hands. I laughed and told her not to worry because my hands always look that way. I told her about my contact dermatitis from the lab coats I wore at my former job. And even though I no longer work there, my hands are permanently scarred because of the constant rash I had. She pulled out some stuff called Skin Conditioning Oil and put one drop on the top of my hand and rubbed in in. I kept looking at my hand and the top of it kept getting lighter and lighter. By the end of the night, my had looked normal. It stayed that way for three days!
It is hand creme. I have been using it at work and I no longer get dry hands from all of the hand washing I do. Not to mention all of my coworkers are begging to use some of my lotion. I'm here to tell you, these products are fantastic. So I have been kicking the idea of starting up my own business to sell the products. The overhead to start is pretty nominal. Only $109. But could I be successful enough to spend that much on something that might fail? Money has been super tight the past few months, and it has been a very hard decision. But several people that I know have told me they wanted to buy some things from Arbonne if I got into the business, so when I realized that I had almost $400 worth of products sold already, I decided that I might as well take the plunge and dive into business. So last night I kicked it off. I paid the money to become a New Independent Arbonne Consultant, and I am now officially a business owner. I am so scared that I won't succeed, but at the same time, I am determined to make it work. But in order to make it work, I need help from my friends and my family. What I am asking of all of you is to log on to www.arbonne.com. If you are in the USA click the word English under the American flag and it will take you to the USA version of the website. If you are from England, there is a website from you. (Arbonne is just getting started in England, so there is huge potential for anyone wishing to get into the business from there.) If you are from Canada, there is a website for you, and even a website for those of you from Australia. So go onto the website and look around. If you decided you would like to purchase something, then you will need to have a consultant. I would hope that you would choose me, so to make that easier, I am listing my Consultant ID #18204462. By entering this, you can sign up to be one of my Internet clients. If you would like to get a 20% discount on all of your products, I can help you out by signing you up as a Preferred Client. (It is a simple $29 membership fee, and the perks are great!) It's not any different than having a Sam's Club membership. And after you are a preferred client, then you are eligible to upgrade to an independent consultant for as little as $80. All of the information is on the website, and as always if you have any questions, please email me. Also, if you want to sample something, let me know, and I could send you some samples through the mail.
So everyone wish me luck and thank you in advance for your support.