I can remember when Ashleigh was only about two years old, my sister’s boyfriend would give her two choices. He would give her the option of picking a hundred dollar bill or five one-dollar bills, and she could have the one that she chose. She always picked the one-dollar bills because she had no concept of how money worked. To her, the five bills looked like it would be more than the one bill. Yesterday, Emersyn had her own experience with learning the value of money, and it is one that her parents won’t forget very soon.
It was time for Emersyn to go to school, and she needed some lunch money. Kayla (her mom) told Emersyn to get some money out of her wallet, and then they left for school. Later that morning, a little girl had a couple of dollars that she was playing with, and the teacher said something to her about the money. The little girl told her that Emersyn had given her the two dollars. The teacher told the little girl that she had to give the money back to Emersyn since that was her lunch or snack money. Then, when they went to lunch, and they had to pay for items, the teacher overheard the lady say to Emersyn, “I don’t have the change for that.” The teacher went over to check out what was going on and found out that Emersyn had handed the lunch lady two hundred dollars to pay for her lunch. Thankfully, that was precisely what had been in her mom’s wallet, so nothing ended up getting lost. But, I have a feeling that Emersyn will not be allowed to get her own money out of the wallet anymore, and she will also have a lesson about the value of money. Lol!
This is a super casual look that was part of my capsule wardrobe. I bet a lot of you can see yourself wearing something like this to a casual get together, running a few errands, or maybe going to a football game. This button-down shirt has been in my closet for around ten years, and it is still like new, and it is still an item that I can wear year after year. It is a classic style shirt, so I will get my money out of this shirt by the sheer number times that it is worn. The only difference in this shirt and one that I might buy if I was buying it today is the fit. This is roomier and boxier than I would buy now. I would now prefer a slimmer cut so that it is more fitted. However, that problem is easily solved by doing the knot with the hemline at the waist. This helps to create a more slender look. You are welcome! Lol!!!
Did you see my fall footwear post yesterday? These loafers were one of the shoes that I showed you, and I mentioned how comfortable they were in the post. But, I didn’t go into much detail about HOW comfortable they were. I have honestly been amazed at these shoes. If most of us are being honest, we equate price with comfort. Since these shoes are under 15.00, I would not have thought that I would be wearing them over and over again; but I am. These have the memory foam in the insole, so they are so comfortable to walk in. Here is the link to the shoes.
My skinny jeans are the Diana Kut From The Kloth. I like these jeans because they are dark in color, but also because they have a lot of stretch. I am at the age where I need some give in my jeans, and these have the perfect amount for me. These are premium denim, so they are nice and thick and will last you for a very long time. I like the skinny jean style because I can tuck them inside my knee boots easily. Here is the link to the jeans in regular, and here is the link to the jeans in plus.
I haven’t said much about all of the new products, new programs, new incentives, and bonuses, or the newest country launch that I heard about at Convention this past week. That doesn’t mean that I am not excited; it was because of not feeling comfortable talking about my skincare business after some of the comments that were made several weeks ago. But, I watched a quadriplegic get up on stage and talk about how grateful that she was that someone took the time to speak to her about this business. I listened to her as I had tears rolling down my cheek, talk about how she hated her life and was horrible to everyone around her. She also spoke about how the community of women has encouraged, supported, and pushed her to realize that she has a lot to offer and is worthy of a great life. Here is an exert from her story: Working 15-20 hours per week, Teisha hit Level V in April 2016. She then decided to walk away from her career in senior management and give more time to passion projects and her beloved family. “I got to choose where I want to work and what I want to work on, while maintaining an income and having all the time I want to give my family. And it’s just been amazing. This opportunity has truly given me my life back. I think my business can be whatever I want it to be if I work hard enough, completely get out of my comfort zone, and put a lot of effort into truly sharing this opportunity.” Teisha wants readers of her story to walk away with hope, knowing that life does not need to be experienced exclusively between the time they get off work and the time until they go to bed. “It’s possible to have more time with family and more time experiencing life. I wish I could give people an ounce of the freedom I experience today. They’d understand that we each have the freedom to choose what we want to do with our time, and we could all learn to never waste a single minute.”
I have had so many excuses for not achieving more ….. (You fill in the blank) It is tough to look at someone like Teisha and say, “I don’t have time for one more thing,” or “I can’t do what you do.” The truth of life is this; you do have a choice. You can choose to keep everything the same, or you can choose to change. It doesn’t matter what we are talking about; you have a choice. Marriage, work, diet, exercise, knowledge, etc. all have small choices in them that we make daily. I hope that you are happy in your choices, but if not, then you can start making a change with one small step at a time.
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