As you all know, I became an Independent Mary Kay consultant in January. It keeps me hopping but I am loving every minute of it. Someone asked me, "How do you do it? How do you work all day in the stressful situation you work in, then leave there and go work some more?" My response was easy. Do you remember when you would be at work on a Friday, and though you had worked all day, when 5:00 came you could not wait to go home, dress, and head out on the town. Your dragging spirit ... your physical exhaustion of the day ... they simply dissipated and you were revived because you were going to party and have fun. Well, this is how it is with me. I do not look at Mary Kay as a job though I hope to make it my lifelong career. I look at it as an opportunity to party as I so enjoy what I am doing. I look forward to meeting new people, helping them with skin care, makeup, and simply having fellowship. It opens doors for me to share my love and passion for my new career path and also for the One who gifted me with this opportunity ... my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Now does that sound tiring? It is anything but!!!
Being a consultant, having your own business, is so rewarding in so many ways. I finally can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can finally put some more pieces in my puzzle of life together, and I can actually see where He is leading me. It is all lining up with the dream He shared with me years ago. Just the thought of His hand upon my life as this is overwhelming. He truly is my King ... my Comforter ... my Great Physician ... my Provider ... my Everything! Mary Kay is founded on the premises of God first, Family Second, and Career third. When you focus on exactly this, it works out. When you do not, then you can feel His favor slipping away from you. Believe me, I know this all too well. Mary Kay believed we should always treat others as we desire to be treated. Do you really do this? Think about it ... do you really think of how you desire others to treat you when you are responding to someone who has made you mad ... offended you ... hurt someone you love! No, we do not. We allow our fleshly and carnal emotions take over instead of giving it over to God as He is our Great Avenger.
I have missed you guys! I so enjoy sharing my life with you. I ask that you keep my brother in prayer. He suffers with Parkinson's and his health is uncertain from day-to-day. Some days he is good and then others he is not. It is a very unpredictable situation, but we are pulling together as a family and doing what we can to assist him. He is surrounded with wonderful daughters. One in particular has stepped up the plate and she carries the majority of the burdens ... both good and bad. I sympathize with her on many levels as I remember when I took care of my mom and then ultimately my dad. I was single, had a small son, trying to do what I thought was best for my dad, working full time, and dealing with a lot in my own life. It was a very difficult and trying time. Please keep her in prayer, as well as all of us.
My son's graduation announcements arrived this past week. I sat down and addressed them. Guess what ... I actually did it without shedding tears. I think I am numb at this point, and so busy in the festivities of it all that I do not have a great deal of time to allow it to penetrate. I am a proud momma! He has received his first scholarship. We go on Monday night to the dinner where they will present the check to him. He took his first placement rest and passed. We will go next week and take another one. Him going to college is becoming a reality, and it will move on whether I am ready for it or not.
Well I need to close for the night. I have so much I would like to share but at another time. I love you all, I pray for you all, and I look forward to spending a lot of time with you in the future!