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My cute little family
Wake up. Make a choice. CHOOSE. THE. JOY.
I don't wake up out of bed with a smile on my face most days, I'm just not that type of person. I have to give myself a pep talk every day, to Choose the Joy in each thing that I do. I struggle. I struggle a lot, with a lot of things. Even though I really do have so many things that I am grateful for in my life, I actually have to stop, think about them and give my gratitude. Joy and happiness does not naturally overflow out of me, instead, I search for it.
I have to make a conscious effort to choose. I Choose the Joy. I Choose the Joy in making my bed each morning. I Choose the Joy in opening my oils to keep myself happy and healthy. First tasks of the day complete. I Choose the Joy in getting dressed and ready for the day. I turn off all thoughts of who I might run into and what I need to look like. Instead, I Choose the Joy in my appearance and force out a smile, then the second smile comes a bit easier. I literally do this with each thing I do, all day long, then I go to sleep and wake up the next day, and need to make a choice again.
I know I am not the only one like this. I can't be. I'm slowly raising my hand to say that this is how I am and how I was built.
It's ok to raise your hand with me. I know I'm not the only one who struggles and needs to Choose the Joy in each day.
Have you ever heard the phrase, "How do you do it?" Well, to be honest, it is a choice and I just do it. My oldest child is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed at 6yrs old and just after turning 9yrs old, she had her final surgery to remove all parts from her delicate little body so she can continue on with a cancer free life. As life makes it's turns, in November 2017, she was rediagnosed and June 7th, 2018 had a Bone Marrow Transplant. My second child is 2 years younger and has the largest heart. He has sat beside her all day, almost every day, experiencing this journey with her, as a little brother holding her hand. This is my life; my husband, my kids, my mind. So... when I get asked, "How do you do it? You work from home with your Young Living business, volunteer and fund-raise, and have gone through everything with your child and her diagnosis... I don't know how you do it." I respond simply by saying that I have to. I have to do it.
I have to Choose the Joy in each day.
I don't have time to focus on anything but that, or nothing would get done. I will tell you this... if I can do this, so can you. Find Joy in one thing, then the next, then the next.
My one escape and is my Young Living business. I feel like everything that Young Living produces and represents was put on this planet just for me!
Products for a purpose not profit. Chemical free cleaners, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, deodorant, makeup, face care, lotions, etc. Grade A Essential Oils that work with our cells to give us health. Nutritional drinks and supplements made of the best quality herbs and oils. No more guessing in the pharmacy aisle of what is a good vitamin. Young Living provides me with education and PROOF of what they say they do.
I have personally been to some of the Young Living farms, because, ya know, they do everything themselves by hand, (none of this buying 3rd party oils rubbish) and I have planted the seedlings of sandalwood trees and lavender. I have been in the distilleries and watched the Melissa plant being steamed at low temperatures and seen the water and oil separate. I have seen the large stainless steel drums filled with Balsam Fir trees ready to be distilled. I have stood in the lab room where the process was explained in very technical terms about how they tell the plant species variations and the extensive testing measures. I had a good conversation with Tom, the ONLY guy who drives the logging tractor which extracts the large Fir trees. I have had my brow sweaty and hands dirty on these farms and it has been amazing to know that each lavender plant will be harvested in a few years, and these little trees I planted in Hawaii will grow tall and strong for 30 years then provide an incredible essential oil for people to enjoy.
Young Living came into my life and was there for me when I needed it the most as I searched questions that have no answers. How did this happen to my daughter? She's only 6. The Cancer agency documents that only 5%-10% of cancers are genetic. So what does that mean the other 95% are? Are they within our control? If so, what do we need to do to? The first thing is to honestly look at what we put in, on and around our bodies. Not only OUR bodies, but of all the bodies we love and care for.
If it is a chemical and there is a chemical free alternative, why wouldn't you choose the latter? We do now.
We have made a choice to live as chemical free in our home as possible. It's all about the more you know... Now THAT brings me joy. I Choose the Joy in bath time by reaching for our Lavender Mint Shampoo and Conditioner knowing that my children's hair will not be saturated in chemicals which can be measured in their bloodstream in 26 seconds. Gross, I know. I Choose the Joy in serving myself and everyone a couple ounces of NingXia Red antioxidant drink at breakfast to prepare for school and work. I Choose the Joy in applying one single oil to help bring mental clarity when I need it the most before my busy day starts. Here's one of my little secrets; I actually sing/hum the song "I get by with a little help from my friends" each time I apply oils to my skin or start my diffuser. It's just one little thing that gives me a smirk, as I consider all of these uplifting oils my friends.
I Choose the Joy in my career as well. Young Living turned into an accidental business for me, as I was so in love with my starter kit and how each of those oils made me feel, I told everyone I knew, and they needed one too. From there, educating and teaching others became a priority as I wanted people to know better and do better. The business has turned into a valuable, residual income in our household that I cherish. It pays our bills, puts food on our table, and allows my kids to join every extra curricular they want to explore without finances always holding us back. More importantly, I have been able to help many others receive commission cheques to lift that same weight off their shoulders. Getting paid to do something you love is what work should really be. I choose this work. My mind makes choices all day long. It's either choosing Joy, or the opposite. I Choose the Joy. One thing is for certain, I choose the Joy in Young Living.
If you still have your hand raised and need some direction in choosing the Joy in your life, let me help you bring Young Living Essential Oils into your home and I will teach you personally how to let them put a smile on your face. They are truly the bright shining piece of joy you have been searching for. I promise.
Wife, Mom, Entrepreneur, Regular Person with two weeks of laundry that needs folded and stacked at the end of my bed.
(Yes, that is always how I sign my name.)
My kiddo's and their morning routine
Choose the Joy is all about the health and wealth of YOU! Put you and your family first and get started by bringing Young Living into your home. You can finally be the person you have always wanted to be – Healthy and Successful. Love and Live your best life.
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If you have been directed to this site from one of my super Ah-Mazing team members, your order will automatically be under their account helping them along their business journey while you get all of the advantages our group can offer.
You will be placed in our group of Real Deal members along with The JOY Lab. The Real Deal has it going on! These YL members know there stuff. Questions? Answered. Advice? Given. Tips? Shared. Support? It's there too. You will be in the best hands to help guide you through your new journey of healthy living. We keep connected through our website www.theRealDealYL.com and our facebook pages that I can add you to once your account us up and running. See all the great info and some amazing promo giveaways that are exclusive to members in our group. (Add and message me on Facebook – Andrea Sernick)