Featured Friday: The Ying to my Yang

This is the AMAZING Amanda Johnson. Amanda and I are from the same group and because of Scentsy she is my more than just my upline, she is one of my best and closest friends. She is an amazing person with an amazing heart, and although there are times she is far to humble for her own good, she is hands down one of the best, most generous, most loving people I know. I am thankful Scentsy brought us together states apart!

Here is her story.

In February of 2009, I was a stay at home mom to 2 little girls, ages 4 and 6 months. It was probably one of the darkest times of my life. We were financially struggling, I was suffering from depression, feeling lonely and of little value to the world around me. My heart was in need of something. To feel like I was more than baby feeder and potty trainer, to be a part of something. Anything. I wanted to be someone who was making a difference, an impact, but there didn’t seem to be any way out.

It was that month a friend hosted a basket party for Scentsy and I bought a bar to help her out. It was all I could afford and at that time the concept of Scentsy hadn’t really sunk in. Once I got that bar of pumpkin roll, I was so in love! I NEEDED a warmer and so I hosted my own party to get it.
The rest is history. God had opened the door for that ‘something’ I needed to be a part of and I wanted in. We scraped together that $99 and I joined the Scentsy Family.

Before I go on, I need you to know that at that time, my social circle was as small as one could get. I knew no one and the only place I went was church. How I was going to possibly run a business never crossed my mind. It had to work. I had to make it.
There wasn’t another option. I could not stomach another overdraft notice.

Since that decision almost 5 years ago, my life and my family’s life, has been forever changed. We went from barely making it, to being able to buy a home. I was able to earn the trip my little princess heart had dreamed of all her life and take my own little princesses to Disney world.

We went from overdrafts to being able to help others who have struggled just as we had.

More importantly, I found value. I found that not only did I have value, but I had the ability to speak that value, encouragement, support and love into other peoples hearts. The way that alone has filled my bucket, well, there are not enough words. It is not what I expected. It is not what I thought I needed, but I can’t imagine my life without it. I get to show the mom who feels alone, who feels like she can’t contribute, who doesn’t feel of value, who doesn’t think she can do this.. that she can and I get to be along for the ride!

I am so thankful for that little bar of pumpkin roll. I’m so thankful for gift God has given me through my business and desire so greatly to bring that to others. It is a passion that goes beyond wax and warmers. It is a part of who I am. I am part of something bigger and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world!

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