Monthly Archives: August 2016

Peanuts or Sour Grapes?

There are many types of people in this big world, however, I would like to focus on two types in particular. The givers and the takers. What I mean, specifically, are the energy givers and the energy suckers.

Have you ever been at a party and observed these two types of people walk into the room? Immediately, there is a change in temperature.

The energy giver offers the room a warm embrace sending electric shock-waves through the crowd. The room begins to buzz with the life that has simply brightened the room with a welcoming smile.

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To observe the energy sucker is quite a different experience. The newcomer offers no smile, or at best, a smirk. They seem curt and short of temper. Their greetings are clipped and their stance is usually one of self-preservation. There is a chill that surrounds them. Any energy that was buzzing moments ago is now, somehow, drawn from the room and the tail-end of it can be seen skipping out of the doorway.

Now I’m not sure if the energy sucker was born this way or simply molded into being off-putting. Their conversations are steeped in negativity and they actually think they are funny when they insult another person.

Please don’t misunderstand me – the energy sucker is not always unpleasant. In fact, oftentimes, they don’t even realize that they are being a vacuum for all of the positive energy in the room. They are plainly in their own world and we are just visitors. They are not in need of positive energy, in that the energy they bring is their own, and that seems to be sufficient. They don’t know they are literally draining the room of the life it once contained.

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The energy giver brings with them a gift…. the gift of themselves. This person becomes a conduit for energy to enter into their being, be charged, then they return it to the room as a positive, life-giving vibration!

Many times the energy sucker is a kill-joy, while the energy giver emits joy to those surrounding them. We’ve all heard the expression, “Birds of a feather, flock together”, well, this explains the energy sucker to only a degree. In that misery loves company and the energy suckers will tend to navigate towards one another. Unless, that is, if someone in the group happens to be a much more negative individual and begins to infringe on one of the other in the group. Then that person will often find a group of life-givers and begin interacting enough to draw the energy from them.

I truly don’t believe that the suckers really know themselves well enough to even acknowledge what they are doing. While the life-givers are fairly self-aware and are conscientious of stealing another’s thunder!

There is an energy sucker out there that can be mistaken for a life-giver. They want so badly to be life-givers that they put on a happy face and try to become as warm as they can manage. They surround themselves with life-givers and try to imitate their way of interacting with others. However, a tragic turn of events takes place when they begin speaking. Often, they turn the conversation to themselves to the point that it begins to slowly drain the vibration from the group as the dialog sheds light on the negative aspect of the closet life sucker!

I’d like to think of myself as an energy giver. However, I know that there have been times when I have not been so much and have allowed myself to be a sucker of the life around me. I have tried to be conscientious of that pitfall and focus on others more! I do have a smile that I hope conveys the warmth that I wish to give others!

What do you think? Are you a life giver or life sucker? What about the people with which you surround yourself – life suckers or life givers? How do you deal with the life-suckers in your life?

Thanks for dropping in – let me hear from you! Take care and be blessed!

Peace,
Ann

Crazy Bag Lady

Crazy is what you call a person who signs on with yet another Direct Selling Company, because she did so well with the others that she was compelled to make a million dollars in this one!  I’ve not had a lot of luck with Direct Sales – I really haven’t .  And apparently, I need to be reminded ever so often by joining a Direct Selling Team – and then – being slowly put out of business for lack of business.   But I’ll hand it to myself – I love the products that I’m selling!!  Each time, I have signed on with a company, it’s been because I simply loved the products – and this time is no different!  I love the bags and totes that Thirty-One Gifts offers.  I want one in every size and pattern!

When going to my first 31 party, I was not so thrilled with the bags.  I didn’t think much of it, to tell you the truth.  However, I’ve been carrying my lunch thermal for about 8 years now – and I absolutely love it.  It’s still functional and stylish, and it hasn’t become all ratty looking!  My daughter is still carrying her zip-top organizing bag and it is still in perfect shape!

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I fell in love with the 31 products when I was living with family and friends before finding our house here in Owensboro.  When you are living out of a suitcase with very little space, you need to figure out a way to be neat and keep your clothes from getting dirty and wrinkled.  I didn’t have drawers to put my clothes in and I had little hanging space.  Therefore, keeping it neatly folded in my suitcase was proving to be a challenge!

That’s when I went to my first Bingo Party with Thirty-one gifts!  I had noooo intention of buying a thing, but I won at bingo!  How do you say no – after winning at bingo.  So – I found a few things that I thought I could put a purpose to and something that didn’t cost too much – and placed my order.

Even when I received my first Cube and my Large Utility Tote, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them.  Then I realized that they would make the perfect drawers for me while I was in between houses!  They were PERFECT and I couldn’t have been more pleased!

The second Bingo that I attended found me falling in love just a little bit more.  By the third visit – I was hooked and wanted it all!  The thermals, the totes and the cross-body handbags!!  They are sooo stylish and oh, so, organized!  I love them and they go with everything!  But it still doesn’t stop me from wanting one in every color or pattern that they offer.  My favorite right now is the Everything Crossbody!  I have it in the striped blue.  It is huge without looking huge – and it holds everything that I could possibly need to carry with me.  I can crossbody it – or shoulder hold it.  It even has a strap for carrying it by hand.  The pockets are deep and wide.  There is not another one that I would ever need, truly!

I’m pretty partial to my Large Utility Tote also.  However, I’m anxious to get the smaller utility tote.  It would be perfect to take to the lake or to the beach on vacation.  I can think of a dozen uses for it!  And don’t even get me talking about the Thermals!  That around the clock thermal bag looks positively awesome!  It’s just perfect for that picnic or a concert on the lawn or something!  The perfect size too!

My original plan was to do online parties only, but would love to do more with it, if I can.  So, my goal is to continue earning more product – and just have fun with it!  If you want to know more about it – please check out the website www.thirtyonegifts.com – then go to Shop – then to Current Catalog and it will bring up a catalog you can flip through as though you were sitting there holding it!  Awesome!!

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If you’re interested, please leave me a message with your email and I’ll get in touch with you!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great day – thanks for popping in for a visit!

Have a Blessed Day,
Ann