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The Fundraiser

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I remember a kind couple who loved my parents, John and Nome Mackaleash. They enjoyed visiting with our family. I remember one time when they came to our home that my sister Rachel was involved in a fundraiser, and was selling boxes of M&M candies for one dollar. This was big money in the 1980’s. I remember John pulled out 20 dollars and bought the whole case of candy. He then gave each one of us our own box.

Fast forward 20 years and my children are doing a school fundraiser. I totally discouraged my children from doing any fundraisers. I would say, “I will give you a dollar if you don’t do that fundraiser.” I was very nasty with everyone trying to sell me anything. One day I was listening to one of my audio books. The guy in the book is telling everyone to be more generous with their money and it will come back ten fold. I started doing this and it works. Now when children come over to the house selling things I buy from everyone. I think back to the great example and generosity of my parents’ friends. We must give more in order to receive more.

Generous giving of ourselves produces a generous harvest. I think this is why I enjoy using and sharing essential oils so much. When I use an essential oil that has personally effected my life in a positive way, I cant wait to share it with others. I love using a product that has no harmful side effects, that gives people another option for hope on their journey for better health.

Stories About Lessons Learned

Man Reading BookThese are personal experiences or stories that have had a profound effect on my life. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed retelling them.

I Blew It!

The Belt

The Dolly Folly

The Gum Crimes

Remembering The Alamo and Beyond

Good is of God

Exchange the Word Luck for Blessed

Pray and Meditate

Increase Spiritually

Johnny’s New Word

Laugh More

Be Teachable

Lonely Leonard Gets Lost

Always be Thankful

The Power of a Smile

My Experience with Skip Ross

Love and Fear

Be Thankful in all Things

The Color of Love

Happy Birthday Mr. Fish

The Baby Shower

What is your Love Language?

Goals Take you Places

The Contest Winner

Written Affirmations

My Three Sons

What are Affirmations

One Students Triumph

The Battle of two Wolves

Why Affirmations Work

The Twin Study

Wipe Out Negatives

The Disappearing Bumps

Serving Others

Privation Pie

My Reading Miracle

The Fundraiser

Don’t Eat the Fish

The Rolls Royce Dilemma

The Power of One Zoob’s Law

Allen, a Memory of a Great Man

Dad Tell me a Story

A Reflection of my Past

Two Less Fish in the Sea

Dog Tails

A Happy Memory

My Wonder(ful) Mom