I changed the name of this post 3 times!! It sounded, as it still may….like such a downer.
I am a little down today actually. I should not be. I have a great life and the gift of eternal life, I am not ill, I have a husband who loves me and beautiful children. I have a cozy home, warm blankies on these cold evenings, and too many wonderful friends; did I just say toooo many wonderful friends?!! I just do not know why I get to be so blessed with so many amazing people in my life. I am truly grateful.
So, the festival went stupendously! We did really well and met a lot of fascinating people. We made a lot of contacts and we trust, repeat customers. I ran out of an allergy product while we were there, which is the first time that ever happened. So business is on the rise.
That is the typical follow up you would receive from me after such an event!The underlying” essence “of this particular festival (pun intended!!) was that there were so many people suffering with some thing far out of their control. Their stories challenge and sadden me. I almost ran out of our ADHD blend because this, as well as other Autistic Spectrum Disorders are too common. It isn’t that I have a magic cure of course, but as parents, we are always looking for something to help. So in that process of parents picking out product for their children or a friend or who ever, a conversation would ensue.
There were also a lot of people with Fibromyalgia. I have had times of severe pain, and times I even thought I was going to have to endure that pain the rest of my life…but it would eventually let up and go. I have empathy for people who have to do this day in and out. Many of them have fantastic attitudes- which is so inspiring!
Then there were all the Migraine and Headache people! OH MY GOODNESS! I do make two products for this, because I was able to help some one who suffers with migraines. She has continued to buy the product- so I created two with some one like her in mind. Our migraine inhaler is one of our biggest sellers. I am happy to offer some thing that works ,that is not medicine to these folks….I just can’t believe how many of them there are.
Then there are the Depression and Anxiety group. I also offer 3 products in this area, as I deal with it my self. I named my blend “Happy Julia”!! But sell it for Honest Aromas under a different name;-) Depression is a different form of suffering. One that you can’t always feel or see, but is most certainly there- and many people deal with it daily.
So, do you see why I named it “with a side of suffering”? While I was at the festival, my brother called me from Tennessee. He wanted to remind me that in Revelation 21 :4 it says;” there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” He reminded me that in this world there will be pain and suffering, but if we put our hope in Jesus Christ we will NEVER AGAIN experience these things, because they do not exist there! That is great news!! I needed to hear that, and wanted to share it’s truth with all of you.
At the beginning of this blog I started listing the things I was grateful for. That is a great way to literally reroute negative path ways in the brain and renew your mind. I have a friend who always reminds me to think on what is true, lovely, pure and of good report. I think I am going to spend the rest of the day doing that and enjoy this beautiful day I have been given a chance to live in…will you join me?<3I really would love to hear from you! Please shoot us an email or leave a comment:-)