Seriously this is amazing to see!! So many can relate to this!! You deserve to feel confident and have energy too!!
My name is Suzen and today is my wedding day!
8 months ago, I was in tears – dreading the prospect of picking out my wedding dress. I was so unhappy with the person that I had physically allowed myself to become. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to find a dress that I felt beautiful in. The unhappiness with myself wasn’t just physical – although I had finally found the life I wanted, I still had some work to do on the inside.
Let’s back up a bit…I am a doer. Everything that my kids have ever been involved in, I have volunteered hard for. I had a couple years of putting over 90000 km a year on my pickup. Some nights I was getting home from hockey at midnight. Mornings could start as early as 3:30 am to get to practice. I also ran two part time businesses and worked for my (ex) husband’s logging company. I was a mom on the go. I was too busy taking care of my kids to take care of myself. My marriage fell apart and I lost myself along the way too, and yet I just kept going. A few other bumps in the road didn’t help either, but somewhere in my journey I met a man who was able to see the best inside of me. Enter the wedding dress hunt, the tears, and the surprising fact that I actually did find a dress that I felt good about myself in.
Literally the next week, Thrive was thrown into my life – by that same amazing man who loves me. He knew I had been running on empty for far too long. He asked a friend of ours to share it with me and all I knew was that it was going to give me more energy. Now keep in mind that, prior to our friend handing me two capsules to swallow, I had never even heard of Thrive, let alone what it could do for me. But I trusted both of them without hesitation.
Day 1 blew my mind. The energy was a welcome change. I hit the promoter button as soon as I was able to. I felt so passionately that everyone in my life needed to feel like this. I hadn’t felt this amazing in 20 years! But I still had NO idea that it was so much more than just energy! By the end of the first week I was sleeping more soundly than I could ever remember. I was waking rested and ready to take on the world. And….what was this? I started to shed pounds! Best side effect EVER! By November, I had to go back and reorder my dress…from a size 20 to a size 12! (Ok, I was being pretty optimistic at that point). I was walking every day, no more junk food or pop and I was drinking water like there was no tomorrow.
Last week, I went for my final fitting – and she had to take the dress in a bit!
So, today I am marrying my best friend. I feel confident and beautiful. And I get to be the best version of myself when I stand beside him.
Thank you Thrive for giving me the ability to give that gift to him – and our 7 kids! ❤️
Be still my heart!! When this girlie messaged me and asked me to try the thrive experience I never expected she would then tell me that she was ready to get started on this journey with me!!! She had an amazing 3 day experience and was so excited she jumped all the way in!!! Girl I am so excited to have you join our team, I seriously love you to peaces and it means so much to me to get to share this new adventure with you!!! Everyone please help me Welcome Tiffany Korpi to our thrive family!!
When You’re Angry, Slow Down and THINK
By Rick Warren — Jun 5, 2017
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“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19b NIV).
We save ourselves a lot of pain and heartache if we follow one simple rule: Slow down when we’re angry or hurt.
The Bible says, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19b NIV).
Yet, usually we do just the opposite. We’re quick to speak, slow to listen, and swift to become angry. That’s backward! But if you do the first two — be slow to speak and quick to listen — the last part will be automatic. You’ll find yourself becoming angry less often and less naturally.
There’s an important rhythm to this idea, which the Bible reiterates over and over again. For example:
Proverbs 14:29: “Patient people have great understanding, but people with quick tempers show their foolishness” (NCV).
Proverbs 15:28: “Good people think before they answer. Evil people have a quick reply, but it causes trouble” (GNT).
Proverbs 15:18: “Losing your temper causes a lot of trouble, but staying calm settles arguments” (CEV).
How do you slow down and think before rushing to anger? Consider these five questions before speaking when you’re angry.
T:Is it truthful? Is what I’m about to say the truth?
H:Is it helpful? Or will it simply harm the other person?
I:Is it inspirational? Does it build up, or does it tear down?
N:Is it necessary? If it’s not necessary, why do I need to say it?
K:Is it kind? Will it encourage or discourage?
It’s not enough just to slow down when we’re angry. Take extra time to THINK about what to say or do next.
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Talk It Over:
Describe a time when you spoke quickly in anger and regretted it.
If you were to speak without thinking, which part of the THINK acronym are you most likely to skip, and why?
How have you seen a rush to anger affect someone you care about?
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Seriously please read this!!!
Not even 3 weeks ago a good friend of mine joined my team on this amazing journey!! This friend was the same rank I was when I left my previous company!! And she walked away from it all because she felt much like I did and wanted to see her team WINNING again, she wanted that fire back that she once had!!! She took the leap and put fear aside leaving behind an amazing income because she chose HAPPINESS and seeing her TEAM excited and winning again!!! In less then 3 weeks which is quicker then I even hit this rank she has hit both VIP bonuses, an iPad mini bonus, a car bonus 4K, 12k and then this evening just hit 40K!!! She is literally only two steps from hitting the TOP rank in this company and she has done it in 20 days with Her amazing TEAM winning right along with her!!! Kayla Fox it is truly and honor to run side by side with you girlie!!!! The love you have for everyone is just priceless and your heart is so big it’s contagious!! You are the true definition of a selfless leader and I love you girlie!!! Thank you for choosing me to be on this journey with!! Congratulations girlie this is sooooo deserved!!! You and Chad Fox are leading the way for your team and sooooo many others!!!!! I could go on and on and on!!!
If the Middle East was filled with people who believed solely in the Old Testament part of the Bible, and the West was violently occupying their land, bombing them, stealing their oil, and killing their families, they would use the violent commands and portrayals of God in the Old Testament to wage war against the West.
Why are there millions of Muslims in America who are peaceful? They have the same Quran that ISIS does. Why aren’t they slaughtering everyone?
It’s not about the Quran or any religious text. It’s about violence reaping violence, and religion being used to fuel it. Violence is a human problem, not a religious one. Religion just helps put conviction behind violence.
Love this so much especially knowing I’m marrying someone who is just like this guy below ❤️
I do not help my wife.
A friend came to my house for coffee, we sat and talked about life. At some point in the conversation, I said, “I’m going to wash the dishes and I’ll be right back.”
He looked at me as if I had told him I was going to build a space rocket. Then he said to me with admiration but a little perplexed: “I’m glad you help your wife, I do not help because when I do, my wife does not praise me. Last week I washed the floor and no thanks.”
I went back to sit with him and explained that I did not “help” my wife. Actually, my wife does not need help, she needs a partner. I am a partner at home and through that society are divided functions, but it is not a “help” to do household chores.
I do not help my wife clean the house because I live here too and I need to clean it too.
I do not help my wife to cook because I also want to eat and I need to cook too.
I do not help my wife wash the dishes after eating because I also use those dishes.
I do not help my wife with her children because they are also my children and my job is to be a father.
I do not help my wife to wash, spread or fold clothes, because the clothes are also mine and my children.
I am not a help at home, I am part of the house. And as for praising, I asked my friend when it was the last time after his wife finished cleaning the house, washing clothes, changing bed sheets, bathing her children, cooking, organizing, etc. You said thank you
But a thank you of the type: Wow, sweetheart !!! You are fantastic!!!
Does that seem absurd to you? Are you looking strange? When you, once in a lifetime, cleaned the floor, you expected in the least, a prize of excellence with great glory … why? You never thought about that, my friend?
Maybe because for you, the macho culture has shown that everything is her job.
Perhaps you have been taught that all this must be done without having to move a finger? Then praise her as you wanted to be praised, in the same way, with the same intensity. Give her a hand, behave like a true companion, not as a guest who only comes to eat, sleep, bathe and satisfy needs … Feel at home. In his house.
The real change of our society begins in our homes, let us teach our sons and daughters the real sense of fellowship! ”
Exactly a year ago, my world forever changed. The news of losing my brother devastated my world. I miss him just as much today as I did a year ago. The ache hasn’t gone away. I have so much I want to tell him and never can. RIP big brother… #TimeIsntPromised
Boomer & Bonnie
will always love you guys and
they are very good at
training while at Prado too
after a long hot day “UGH!”
You know one thing
about Boomer is that
he always loves following me
around and he dose remind
me of Spot from my all-time
favorite 2015 “The Good
Dinosaur” that a lot of you
all would think of me as
Arlo the Apatosaurus too,
which of course he’ll even
love you back once you
all get to know him and
also will always be you’re
favorite best friend too!!!
With my father leaving for the
big major event this upcoming
Friday that’s in out of town for
2 Weeks, whoever he is taken
with him but I’m not sure who
and I want to say is:
“Good luck and go get those
bumpers just like in traning…!”
Good morning! Here with mom Elizabeth Ginn at the Relay for Life in Lodi, Ca! I’m all pinked out tutu and all to support mom being a 4 year Breast cancer survivor I’m so proud of her and so blessed that she’s done well and such a strong woman I’m saddened by all of the people that lost their battles and so inspired by the people that fight and persevere…dang cancer! I also need prayers for my Aunt Teri, we just found out that her lung cancer came back and she’s stage 4 ❤️