Previously I would have answered this question with "Why not." Now I know that the true answer is because sharing Arbonne is sharing a piece of me, it's being healthy, living healthy and making connections along the way. It's finding joy in meeting others and helping others discover their own inner beauty, the inner beauty that I am discovering in myself.
Believing in my inner beauty is the root of loving myself and by loving myself I can be a better wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend. I can reach out to others because I have more energy and more belief in myself than I have in years.
I’ve struggled with not being enough, not because others said this to me but because I allowed that self doubt to creep in through mistakes made or unsuccessful adventures. Since beginning this new journey I have learned (and remembered) that FEAR is what has been holding me back. Those struggles for finding affirmation from others can only be overcome by truly loving the woman God made me to be. As I begin to love myself more I feel closer to my heavenly Father as I know this is the me He’s been expecting. I see my positive attitude reflected back to me through my children. The TV stays off not because I tell them to but because they enjoy my company and the laughter we share.
Ben leaving for Africa was harder than I wanted it to be. I’d been through plenty of deployments, and 60 days was short compared to previous deployments and compared to what my army wife sisters have done recently, but I wasn’t coping. I was angry, frustrated at the chaos in my house and wondering how the kids were ever going to get their acts together if I couldn’t get mine together. When I decided to make a change, the phone rang, it was an Arbonne Executive National VP that happens to live in my area. She invited me to coffee, shared some of her nutrition products with me and we just chatted. That chat lit a fire within me and started me on this journey not just to share Arbonne with others but through rediscovering Arbonne I am rediscovering the person God made me to be. I am loving that person and I am refining her to listen more and work harder to hear God’s call in my life.
It’s not perfect I’m a work in progress and this is just the beginning of my journey, but I’m sharing it on my blog because I want to hold myself accountable and I want others to know that it doesn’t matter what place in life you are there is always tomorrow, there’s always a chance to change, to be better, to love yourself.
Today I’m taking mine with Arbonne, I’ve lost weight, I’ve turned off my negative mindset and have begun being positive and loving to myself. Every day is a new day, I may get my 5 mile run in or I may have to settle for pushing that huge bulky stroller for 3. I might not get my whole list accomplished but I have tomorrow and I have a plan to keep loving the person I am.
This quote has helped push me to where I am…and reminds me of where I want to be tomorrow…
“As you grow in understanding as to who you are, where you came from, what the purpose of your being is, and how you are to fulfil that purpose for which you are intended, you will become a more and more perfect center through which the Creative Spirit of Life can enjoy itself”
I want others to see Christ through me, when I began using and selling Arbonne 11 years ago, my thought was that by bettering myself inside and out I am better able to reflect Jesus through me and that is still true today. When I look in the mirror at the healthy person I am becoming both in mind and body, I know the reflection others are seeing is a better representation of who Christ means for me to be.