Oh my gosh!
It is so great to see you. How in the heck have you been???
I feel like it has been so long since we talked last. Why do we let the time go by in between seeing each other? Gosh, we have to do better. Yes, yes, we really have to get together more often.
Do you agree? Perfect, well this is the day that we are going to get together more often. I am going to put it in writing today so I hold us to it. You laugh? Me too, but really, we are making it a priority to come here, hang out for a bit, get caught up on life, and get inspiration from each other. If we don’t do it, we are going to lose all that time cheering each other on.
We can never get back time, so let’s make the best of the time we have together.
Let me introduce myself to you. I am Denise or Dee…that is what my friends call me. I have nine adventurous, wild, beautiful, amazing, talented, real-life, teach me more about life than I taught them, determined kids, one sassy determined amazing granddaughter, and a husband that supports what I do, and lets me try anything…sometimes shakes his head and chuckles at me. I have a family that is my rock and support. And parents that let me try it all, taught me to work hard, don’t give up, and to be a good person.
I used to love Diet Coke more than I loved life. It got me through many things in my life. Goodness, there was nothing like taking that first drink of a freshly made ice (crushed ice) diet coke. Oh, I can still taste it. I decided in 2019 that the only thing I could really control, at least what I thought was the only thing I could control at the time, was my health. I lost over 50lbs and Diet Coke had to hit the road.
It is crazy to think how much that silly delicious drink controlled my life.
Now don’t laugh too hard at that, but it’s true. I would wake up and the first thing that would happen would be, my husband doing our morning routine of driving through the drive-thru gas station, ordering my two 44oz crushed ice diet cokes, a donut, and his drink. That sounds silly, right? It was real life for us. When they would close on Christmas, I would stress myself out wondering what I would do for this goofy addiction I had. I would order two right before they closed Christmas Eve and not put a lime in them so they would taste ok Christmas morning. They would go in our fridge…I would have my 12 pack in the fridge for the day. Can you even believe this? Some of you might be doing this same thing, I may not have been alone in this struggle.
When I took control of my health, I also told myself that I would never let anyone else control who I am or what I do. As you go along this journey with me and our promise to meet up more often, you will hear more about that.
I will share with you my highs and lows. I will share with you my greatest accomplishments and my failures. Real-life…the struggles, and joys that come with having a large family, losing a business, and gaining more knowledge than I ever thought was possible. I am a real person that has taken a huge loss and found the good in it. I am a person that just tells you how it is.
It is my hope and prayer every day that I am a better person today than I was yesterday. That I am kinder today than yesterday. I want the same for you. Being kinder has changed my way of thinking more than ever. I thought I was already a kind person, but now I have an intention with it.
My eyes have been opened to what Kindness really means.
I start my day with GRATITUDE. Without GRATITUDE, I would not be the person I am. The old me thought I knew what gratitude was. When you have hit rock bottom, had the rug pulled out from under you, been punched in the gut a few times along with a few stabs in the back, I had to be humbled real quick. I now have a bigger and more powerful meaning behind the word Gratitude!
I am standing with you today taking full ownership of everything that has happened to me and my past business. I no longer blame others. No matter what happened or what is still to come out of it, I am better today than I was then.
That right there my friends is the biggest blessing I ever could have received.
So, with all of that, I am glad you are here. I hope to bring happiness to you. I hope to share information with you that will open your eyes, give you a different perspective of situations, cheer you on, and offer encouragement. The biggest thing I can give you is Kindness. That is key.
Now that I have done the talking, tell me a little about you. I can’t wait to connect!