I got diagnosed with Walking Pneumonia in December.
I have felt like a Young Living Failure ever since.
There, I said it. I have been feeling guilty for weeks.
In Young Living Leadership circles, there's a catchy phrase you may have heard, "Be a Product of the Product". The theory being, if you are trying to get a product out there, you should use it. Daily. I do. I use my Oils every day. I drink the Vitality Oils. I diffuse Oils in any room that I'm in for more than a couple minutes. I take the supplements. Maybe not every thing. But a lot of them!
I was taking my vitamins every day during December. I was taking Immupro every night. Was I drinking Ningxia Red and Inner Defense every day? No. No, not really. I should have. I've done that before, made sure that we all are drinking our Ningxia Red every day. But I didn't last month. Clearly I should have. Is that where the problem occurred? I don't know.
Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda.
I still feel bad. Like I'm still sick. I lost my voice for Christmas. I'm still coughing. I'm coming down from the Prednisone that got me through Christmas, and I feel terrible. When I cough, my head feels like it's going to split. It's not so bad most of the day, but when I lay down, or get up, I cough for like an hour, and sound disgusting. I have a finite amount of energy, and can do 1 or 2 things a day, and That's It. I want to do More!!
I want so badly to start this year with my Young Living business gangbusters. I didn't do much business wise last year, except care for my team. That was good, but I want to kick it up a notch. But I feel like I'm not any kind of good motivation while I'm still coughing and disgusting.
It occurred to me this morning, that it could be worse. Much Worse! I could have the kind of pneumonia that lands you in the hospital. I could've been stuck in Isolation, away from my kids, on Christmas, and New Years. Instead, I just have had to take a nap every day. While on Vacation. And I've been able to attend almost every Family Get Together.
My Oils got me this far. That was a new thought, a non-guilt inducing thought. Maybe I'd be in a worse mess if I wasn't oiling. That kind of gave me hope. I was able to be home with my family, celebrating Christmas and New Years with my loved ones instead of being sick in a hospital like most folks who get pneumonia. I'm Thankful for that.
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