One of my besties wore a jumpsuit when we went out to eat recently saying she rarely wears it because she might need help zipping up in the restroom. She did.
I hadn’t really thought about that until I realized I’d only worn it once before when I was with friends at our last in-person R+F Convention.
Well, being the independent woman I am 😅 I TRIED zipping myself into it when I wore it to eat with JT before our R+F Gala Saturday night. I wanted to make sure I could go to the Ladies’ room & get it zipped up. After eating dinner, I excused myself from the table. For some reason I couldn’t figure out the cold- shoulder treatment and had my arms in the wrong holes. 🙄 So I came out of the restroom and had to ask for help from some RF Sisters I didn’t know but who happened to be there as well. They were sweet enough to lend me a hand & help me get me straightened out!
One of the many lessons this independent gal has learned through R+F and reading my Bible as well as self-development books like Jamie K. Lima’s Believe IT! ( which I highly recommend) is this:
Life is best lived with friends. (Some women get this but some do not. 😢)
I believe you should try to help a fellow Sister out when she’s in a bind because you never know when you’re going to need a Sister to have your back especially when you’re wearing a jumpsuit ! 😅
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
I believe that third strand is the Lord who puts people in our paths to encourage, support and inspire us. That’s the kind of gal I’m striving to be…
And I’ve met so many others in R+F that have done those things for me. It’s been a wonderful perk that I wasn’t expecting. Here are a few that I’ve included in my blog.
Each of these ladies were encouraged and supported by their R+F Sisterhood in ways they never expected. As a community we not only change skin, lashes, brows and now hair, but also lives.
There’s Elizabeth Dunn whose daughter, Caroline, was diagnosed with leukemia last September. She’s half-way through her fight and Elizabeth has been able to be with her for every treatment, every down day without asking off from work. She works her business around her family’s crazy life while they’re working to save Caroline’s life. She shared how R+F community showered them with cards, gifts, and meals during these hard days. She also shared how they organized numerous blood drives upon learning that there was a blood shortage with prevented Caroline from getting a needed transfusion.
Cathy Cates, a nurse from Alabama, retired early to care for her husband who suffered from dementia, using her RF business to meet their financial needs. She lost him about a year ago but continued working her business to keep herself busy, even though she said that November and December were just a blur. Then in January of this year she was hospitalized because of COVID, facing the ventilator. The Doctors told her she would die without it but she kept fighting and working her business thinking of her family’s future. She surprised the doctors and even came home early. Next she experienced blockages in her heart and had two stents placed in major arteries. Her R+F Sisters supported her the entire time. She was celebrated on Saturday by our Community and members of our corporate staff encouraged her by telling that her husband was looking down on her as she walked across that stage!
Margarita Tillman, a native of Honduras and a physician, worked in a medical clinic in Louisiana. Her clinic and home were destroyed last year by hurricane Ida. Her family had fled the storm in a camper and now she, her young son and husband were living in her mother-in-law’s yard in Alabama. Margarita’s friend and business partner encouraged her to start working her R+F business in earnest since both of their incomes were lost. She was proud to share that she had replaced her income as a physician and they had purchased a new home this year.
The last few years have been hard on everyone but more so on some. Elizabeth reminded us Saturday that life is sometimes hard: people get sick, lose jobs, homes, businesses. A Plan B is certainly a necessity these days.
If you need or want a Plan B or a community that will encourage and support you in the hard times of life, please contact me for more information on Rodan + Fields business or products, or you can visit my website. https://dinahsmith.myrandf.com/en-us/
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