Isn’t it funny how we come to know our friends? I have friends that I met 20 years ago in the back of Mrs. Guffey’s second grade classroom and friends that I question why I even started talking to them. Lack of judgement or poor self-esteem… who knows? But I truly believe that everyone you come in contact with will have an impact on your life; either directly or indirectly.
I worked at an event for Avon about two months ago with my Upline team. We set up a canopy in the local mall and passed out catalogs and free samples. I made some business connections there also; four new team members that I am eternally grateful for. They rock their Avon business. But one of the connections I made there was a woman named Sue. She had no interest in selling Avon with me but would love to order. That made me equally happy. My business would be dead without buying customers! She called me a few days later and placed an order. We talked for almost an hour. Turns out, she lives in the subdivision that my boyfriend and I would like to build a house in. How fun!
Sue called me a couple weeks later to place another order. When her products came in, I wasn’t going to be able to deliver to her house. Scheduling with softall practice and work… just wasn’t happening. Sue had asked if her place of employment was on the way. It was only two miles from my house! I was able to deliver on time. During delivery, we were chit-chatting and it came up that my boyfriend was a laid off mechanic. She told me about a dealership she knows of that was hiring and she would call the HR manager to tell her all about my boyfriend and his credentials.
Moral of the story: Life’s little helpers come from all over. They are not always your family or your friends. Some people are just innately good people. So pay it forward, kids! Be kind to everyone, even those who don’t deserve it. You only reep what you sow, so make sure you’re sowing something positive.