Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Why Tupperware?

When you look at my Facebook posts, you see lots of information on Tupperware and if you see me in person, I will probably mention something about Tupperware.

There's a good reason why, Tupperware has changed everything I do in the kitchen. AND has provided me with opportunities I have never had before.

Recently when someone heard that both daughters were graduating from high school at the same time and planned to enter college, they suggested that I did not plan very well, especially since there is no savings to help with college expense. And they were right! I probably did not plan that far in advance so I knew I had to do something quickly!

Now I don't think the next few things that happened are just coincidence. 

About the same time, I was looking for a certain Tupperware product to give as gifts. I tracked down someone from the neighborhood and she asked if I would like to get it for free. Free sounds good especially when you are on a budget.

So I had a Tupperware party. Normally I don't do that type of thing but Tupperware is something I grew up with. My mom might have only had enough in the budget for 6 slices of bologna but she recognized the value that Tupperware provided in our home. It was the ultimate in keeping things fresh and it had a lifetime guarantee. 

My party was a huge success and I got so much free stuff that I felt like I had a wedding shower or something. I LOVED all my new products and everyone who ordered loved what they got.

While we were having our party, I remembered my last experience with Tupperware. It was 2008 and we were in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China. 

Annabel had arrived at our door in a pink fluffy party dress with shoes that had no soles. She was considerably smaller than I expected and the clothes I had brought for her swallowed her. The only thing we could do was go shop.

It had to be 1000 degrees and our guide was young and walking very fast. I thought I was going to die.

About that time I looked up and saw a sign I actually could read - Tupperware! 

I had to go in and see what they had as I had never seen a Tupperware store and to find something that "American" in China was extremely rare! I was amazed! I let each girl pick out a tumbler and that was the very first thing I ever bought for my new daughter. Of course we still have them and every kid who needs a glass with a top on it uses them. 

My director had approached me several times about selling and I had turned her down. I have done direct sales in the past and was not interested. I needed something that would make money! 

She sat down and explained all the opportunities, which includes money, trips, and cars, all with a very small investment!

I finally said yes and have been so glad! I cannot believe how Tupperware has changed and how it has made my life easier and my bank account fuller.

Check out my website and let me know how I can help you!
If you order something from this post, I will send you a special gift!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Script writer needed

Yesterday felt like a Hallmark movie of the week moment. Rainy, stormy day, noisy restaurant, on the verge of momentous occasion, cue the music, and out comes the perfectly scripted conversation.

Mine mind was blank.

I had spent the last 24 hours reciting my litany of what you should and should not do as I was preparing to leave Grace at college for the first time.

You know the list - Go to class, get rest, eat right, make sure you have fruits and vegetables, don't get in the car with anyone who has been drinking, be respectful of your suite mates, get a job, and that was just the first of the 24 hours! I felt compelled to cram every life lesson I thought she needed in that time, just in case she had not been listening the other years, I guess.

What I forgot to say was how proud I am of her. How from the first minute I saw her picture, I knew she was my daughter and I fell in love immediately.

I forgot to remind her that because of her, I became a mom and about how hard she worked to teach me to be a mom. And how she made sure I had lots of learning opportunities on how to be a mom and when I got it wrong, she gave me a second, third, fourth, unlimited chances to do it right.

How proud I am at her willingness to learn new things and her excitement in accomplishing her goals.

How much I appreciate her kindness and goodness to everyone she meets.

That I am excited for all the opportunities that lie ahead for her, yet terrified at the same time. That I want her to be able to spread her wings, but hope that those same wings will always bring her home.

That I love her with all my heart and always will. That my life is so good because of her and all I want is the very best for her.

Instead of that, I said, "how's the pizza?". I think I need better script writers!