The Lord Acts In Mysterious Ways
About 20 years ago I was struck with a disabling disease, literally knocked me off my feet and out of the workforce. I went through many different Allopathic medical treatments including disease-specific clinical trials with no success in eliminating any of my disabling symptoms. In fact, treatments and medications actually were causing more disabling symptoms and I was having some severe reactions to the different medications and they just kept prescribing more. One very traumatic day I said to myself "enough is enough, this is no way to live" and threw away all 27 different medications that I was taking at that time. I was soon to discover that you don't just stop taking some of the medications and was hospitalized in serious condition for several days.
During my hospital stay, I decided I wasn't going to continue on any of the medications or treatments because I wasn't experiencing any improvements. I knew I was going to have to learn to live with the disabling symptoms or just give up. Obviously, I didn't give up or I wouldn't be sharing my life with you today. One of the many challenges I was facing was the lack of money. I was my sole provider and I didn't want my grown children to have to contribute to my support. I had been supporting myself for many years and I wanted to be able to continue to do that.
I had worked in sales most of my adult life and had no computer skills. For some unexplainable reason, I had decided a month before I became disabled to buy a used computer and teach myself how to use it. After leaving the hospital I spent hours exploring the world wide web...WOW. I decided I was going to work from home on the computer. I joined many different programs, many were probably a scam and had made no money. I was trying to live off of Social Security Disability and I didn't have the money to throw away on the next greatest thing. This idea wasn't working out too good.
One morning I was sitting at my computer, drinking my coffee, and deleting emails. I had signed up for some many things that I was getting about 1000 emails a day. I was just reading the subject lines and deleting. That morning one subject line caught my attention. It read "Get Paid To Drink Coffee" I was an ardent coffee drinker so I decided I could do that. I opened the email, clicked on the link, and was taken to a business that was selling functional coffee. I got so excited I signed up immediately to sell their coffee. After I had entered my credit card number and hit the send button I panicked. Talk about buyers remorse, so many negative thoughts were rushing through my mind.
Later that afternoon I received a call from the distributor that I had signed up with, welcoming me to the company. It was then that I found out it was a network marketing company. I was concerned about that because I had heard for years that you never want to get involved with network marketing...cause it's a scam, no one makes any money and the negative list goes on and on. As I said before I had worked commission sales all my life but had never joined a network marketing company.
Fast forward here, I stayed with the company, sold the coffee, and learned how to recruit others to do the same. I was making an additional income to subsidies my disability income and life was good. My health conditions had not improved but I had learned how to live with them and enjoy my children and their children and live my life.
One morning I was going through my emails and opened one from the company announcing we had merged with a company called Youngevity https://ednayates.youngevity.com I went to my new website and discovered it was a vitamin company. Yikes was my first thought, the second one was, this must be a joke. I was pleased to find that I could still market the coffee. Little did I know at that time that this was going to change my life again.
To make a long story shorter, I'll fast forward here. The products gave me my quality of life back. After being on some of the products for 8 months I was able to walk again without any walking aids and all of the negative symptoms I had been dealing with for years had disappeared.I would love to share the rest of my story with you. Please feel free to contact me. My mission is to help as many people as possible to live longer, healthier, happier lives.
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