My healthy, 41 year old husband is currently in the hospital. Sunday, he suffered a massive stroke on the right side of his brain. The prognosis is still unclear.
We still have no idea why this happened. He didn’t have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. He’s never used drugs or smoked. He had no pre-existing health conditions that we knew of. The doctors are still baffled.
And I’m about to do something I never do.
I’m not the person who goes to Facebook and complains that she had a bad day. I don’t ask for help.
I’m the person who tries to provide value to others. The most common thing I hear from people in my business and have heard for the last 15 years is “inspiring”.
People tell me all the time that I inspire them.
I even hear this from people who aren’t my customers or who have never spent money with me or who would never join my business.
I like that.
I consider it a win if I provide value to others, and value to the internet, and value to people’s social media news feeds.
If something I’ve written makes people feel good, or educates them about something that benefits them in their life, then my job is done.
Right now I don’t know what the future holds. My husband has lost 50% of his vision and we don’t know if it’s permanent. We do know he can’t drive. Which is a challenge because he earns his living doing mobile, on-location furniture repair.
One, I’m so happy I decided to start a business 13 months ago. If I didn’t have an additional stream of income, I would be far more worried than I am. I personally believe that it is not safe in this world to rely on one income. That has probably been true for decades. It’s just too risky.
Second, I am asking for help.
Please understand how hard this is for me. I am not the type of person who is comfortable with receiving help. It’s actually very difficult. I know I’m not alone in that!
People in my community, in my family of faith, are asking what they can do. They’re offering to babysit my young children for an afternoon, or bring meals. All of those things are wonderful and helpful and I appreciate them.
I am also asking for my readers and subscribers to consider helping me by letting me throw them a Facebook party. As you probably know, I sell botanical skin care and long-wearing cosmetics. I love the products I use because they do what they say they will do, and would love to introduce them to you and your girlfriends and get you some free stuff in return!
Please reply to clauth at gmail dot com if you would be willing to do that.
You can also visit my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.
Or, go straight to my online catalog and shop here: https://www.LippyChic.com/shop
My big kids are worried that we’ll lose our home. I’m going to do everything in my power to prevent that from happening, but I need help. And I’m willing to provide value in return by gifting you with a free product for referring business my way.
I’m so thankful I started this little side hustle a year ago. If you’d like to hear more about that, let’s chat. EVERYONE needs a Plan B.