Young Living just celebrated 25 years of Gary's dream with 32,000 people at Convention, and over 6,000,000 members world wide! Gary is a role model for "Dream Big!" And Young Living is a corporate role model for sharing his and Mary's dream in a big way. The bounty of their collective thoughts, words and actions have created a company that has changed millions of lives and will continue to do more!
Every moment of convention was a reminder of the abundance Young Living has brought to the world. Imagine all the people behind the scenes of a convention: workshops, book stores, Expo, AromaSharing, Farm Day, Kids Club, New Headquarters, hotels and restaurants, corporate staff, all the leaders, seasoned members and new members that are all interconnected in support of Gary's dream!
It's easy to forget that "interconnectedness" when we're at home. It's easy to forget that there are millions of people sharing something from One Great Source and we can even forget the people close to us that help keep our businesses growing. Using the metaphor of a garden, in Minnesota - it's a short season:) We can get trapped in our own limitations and size of our gardens. There are some healthy producers and a few weeds out there.
Young Living has a much farther reach. At the heart of it all.... it's a Really Big Garden! God's abundant bounty that we receive in the form of essential oils and nutritional supplements, products that hold the integrity of what a healthy world should look and feel like, from thousands of acres under the stewardship of hard working, honorable people, we are blessed.
Gary told a story of a Melissa harvest one year, where no oil was expressed. It had been harvested under stressful conditions and underlying tension of the workers. The next year he made a point of sending women out to participate. They laughed and sang and shared the experience with joy. The plant gave an abundance of oil, under an abundance of love! It's a good lesson to keep in mind when we're feeling stressed out and nothing seems to be going in a positive direction. Sometimes the "weeds and crop failures" are in our attitude.
If you're planning fall classes, plan to be generous with your bounty! Don't worry about money as a return on your investment. Instead, throw all the LOVE you can at people and see how LOVE returns tenfold back to you! If you don't have enough inventory for a successful DIY or swag bags and prizes, call your Upline for support. Partner with other people to make each event look like a banquet of sharing a garden's bounty! (Include some locally grown produce to eat or decorate. Use oils to enhance a dish, spread fruit or herbs across the table with bottles of essential oils to remind people.... "where everything came from!"
August reminds us of how things grow and reach their peak. Seasons go through cycles, just like people. You can count on Young Living to maintain the soil - our foundation, while we experiment with growing our businesses and families. Trust me. If you are a Young Living member, you are surrounded by Abundance. The more you Give and Share the Bounty (and your Love), the more you will receive!
Author~ Star Moree
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