When I was a small child I struggled with my reading ability. I was born with a lazy eye and astigmatism. The first four years of my life I wandered around half blind until I got glasses. This opened up a whole new world where I could see, but I was behind developmentally.
When I was in first and second grades I was at the bottom in all my classes at school. In my effort to catch up and improve myself, one year I received an award for reading 1,000 books to my mother and my two oldest siblings, Ramona and Sherry. The next closest person read only 400 books.
I had many helpful, caring teachers. I remember one machine that helped me read. It would make the sound of a word when you slid a card through the machine. It had a strip of recordable tape attached to cards. You would slide a card through the device, then you would hear the word you just read. I learned how to erase the right word and, replace it with the wrong word instead. The teacher was not happy with my newly discovered knowledge of the reading machine.
I find it interesting that in spite of my difficult past with reading, I have risen above my reading obstacle. I now enjoy writing, and sharing my love of essential oils. I have come full circle, sharing oils that may help small children with their ability to focus which I feel was one of my challenges as a child, and has followed me into adulthood. I have been blessed with InTune, an essential oil focus blend, that I have found greatly aids my ability to focus.
If any of you know me I have a hard time sitting for long periods of time without getting drowsy or even falling a sleep. As a regular church goer I found myself in this situation most weeks sitting in church. The heart and mind were willing to stay awake and focused, yet the body was weak. I would doze off to sleep often on the hard pew benches.
All through Elementary, Junior High, and High School I struggled with learning partly due to my inability to focus. I also was developmentally behind most kids my age, because it was discovered I couldn’t see very well when I went in for my kindergarten check-up. Most subjects in school were painfully hard for me, and almost unbearable to do school assignments. Homework was also a nightmare for me and my family, becoming an all night project.
Now that I have painted this picture of my inability to focus you might find it interesting to know that I became an Eagle Scout. If it wasn’t for my sister, Ramona, and my parents I don’t think this accomplishment would have happened. My dad was the scout master, and my mom was great at knowing what I needed to do, My sister was great at helping me with my merit badges.
I went to my first essential oil convention in 2012, and was thrilled when they introduced a new essential oil blend used to help you focus. I was so excited to see if this oil really works so I rubbed some on the back of my neck before church, It worked. I stayed a wake.
How I wish I had this oil when I was a struggling young student. Any chance I get now, I like to share this new discovery of essential oils with others. Best of all there are no side effects. ADHD kids may now have a new alternative to powerful drugs with bad side effects. This essential oil is a great new friend for everyone who needs help staying focused.