Basket of Smiles Winners

 

 

Baskets of Smiles

La Bella Baskets is proud to contribute to the lives of single moms.

 

La Bella Baskets of Smiles Program

This is a special program created and launched by La Bella Baskets in December of 2009. We believe every gift has a purpose, and our purpose is to give back. This is why we have chosen to give to single moms nationwide. We understand the hardships and challenges single moms go through every single day, and we want them to know that we do care about them. Our mission through this program is to empower and uplift women while helping them feel beautiful, important, and cared for.

To show our appreciation, every month we deliver to single moms a La Bella Basket of Smiles filled with beautiful Spa and Bath essentials. We deeply believe that every single mom needs a calm and nurturing place in their lives to relax, melt away stress, rejuvenate, heal, and promote a truly ‘blissful balance’ in body, mind, and spirit.

All purchases from La Bella Baskets directly contribute to our La Bella Baskets of Smiles Program. Thank you for all your support, and thank you to all of our La Bella Baskets Consultants for making this program possible.

Please let me know if you would like to nominate an amazing single mom for our Basket of Smiles! Contact Here

 

 

LBB is proud to announce this week’s Basket of Smiles winner! March 31 –  April 6 

Congrats, Jaime!

Jaime, Nashville NC  Jaime has had a rough year. Eight months ago in July, she lost the love of her life unexpectedly. Her husband had a heart attack leaving her to figure raise their 14 month old child on her own. She had been a stay at home mom and they lived paycheck to paycheck. Jaime wants to stay home with her daughter so she sells Tupperware. She is thankful for the angels in her life that have kept her going, though some days she just would like to throw in the towel. She never does anything for herself as any money that she brings in goes directly to taking care of her daughter.”

 

 

LBB is proud to announce this week’s Basket of Smiles winner! March 24-  30 

Congrats, Tamera!

Tamera, Fort Worth, TX
Tamera has three wonderful children. When her husband suddenly passed away last year, she had to quit one of the two jobs she had to take care of her family. She struggles to keep stability for the three little boys she has. Tamera is a heroic woman who always tries to smile even when you can see the hurt in her eyes.

 

Here is this week’s featured Basket of Smiles single mom! Desiree M.  March 17-23

Congrats, Desiree!
Desiree M. of Rogersville, MO Within these past ten years, Desiree has struggled from an unfaithful husband, failed marriage, and health problems; all while raising 2 teens and pursuing a counseling degree. Through it all, she has trusted in her faith and conquered what could have been very defeating. She now serves as a counselor for others and gives all of herself to share the wisdom she’s gained through her suffering. She always has a smile for others and is ready to listen.

 

This week’s Basket of Smiles Winner is Keila H.!  March 3 – 9 
Congrats, Keila!

Keila is a young mom who is always eager to help everyone she can. During the holidays, Keila helped 20 families experience Christmas. Unfortunately, this past year she has had two cars repossessed and is having a difficult time paying all her bills. She is supporting her four kids and when it seems that Keila has been knocked down to her knees, she always finds a way to get back up on her feet.

We are so happy to be able to bring a small piece of joy to Keila’s life!

 

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Planting Seeds

 
One thing I love about La Bella Baskets is how they keep it real.  They educate us what it takes to grow a strong business without the hype.

 

Below is my favorite post that I read on our Facebook group. It has helped me understand what I need to be doing everyday to grow a solid business for me and my family.  Enjoy the article…

 

Keep planting seeds
The day you plant the seed is not always the day you eat the fruit.

Sometimes people get frustrated and impatient when they see that what they’ve asked for isn’t here yet.

They give up believing that it’s on its way.

We been raised with many instant gratification claims advertising around us such as: Thinner thighs in thirty days, Quit smoking in one session, Make BIG money the first week, that it’s easy to expect things to miraculously happen in a very short period of time. Problem is that’s not always part of the universe timeline.

Yes, I admit that many extraordinary things can be accomplished quickly under extreme circumstances or with a lot of experience.But for most people, thinking like this can set up unrealistic expectations of what’s to come, and when our initial efforts don’t meet those BIG expectations quickly, frustrations set in.

When there’s a delay in seeing results from an action you’ve taken…. here’s the process that sometimes follows:

1. Doubt creeps in

2. Then worry

3. Followed by Fear

4. Frustration and irrational anger (at yourself, at others, at everything).

5. Resentment and bitterness

6. Giving up

This is where many people completely give up on their dreams.

Sometimes when you try something new, you’ll see results immediately, which is comforting. But then, as you being to stretch beyond your comfort zone and go after bigger dreams that require even more effort, sometimes the results need time to take root.

That’s when you may scratch your head and say “when am I going to get to the next level? It’s not easy to be patient, and it’s probably harder now than ever before, especially when information can be sent across the world In a nanosecond and with the microchips capacity multiplying every few months.

The thing is, the day you plant seed is not the day you eat the fruit.

In all things, there is a gestation period. Think of pregnancy. There’s a reason that it takes nine months for a baby to be born at full term. It simply takes that long for the gestation process to occur You wouldn’t want to rush the process and have the baby arrive any sooner than it needs to. With pregnancy, we accept that that it will take that long for the baby to mature. Instead of getting frustrated and angry, we take our time picking out paint colors, for the nursery, researching the meaning of names, and getting ready for this new little life to join ours. We are patient, even if the last few weeks we grow impatient as we become more uncomfortable. We honor the process of gestation.

And yet with other things in life, we do not always honor the gestation period that required for the universe to rearrange itself for the outcome we’ve asked for. But it’s absolutely necessary . Yes, miracles can happen (and do happen) in short periods of time. But the really important stuff can take a while. Sometimes even a long time, much longer than you think it would or should.

Every great journey has begun by taking the initial step. Every other step you take builds upon that first one. It’s a process, not an event, and life is about progress, not perfection. Pace, not race.

The more you keep taking steps towards what you want for yourself, the closer you get. It might not show up accordingly to your desired time line, but when you point your feet in the right direction and take step after step, you are getting closer to what you want each minute. When you see a glimpse of progress, celebrate it, even if you’ve not quite there yet.

Sometimes you’ll take a step back. You might even take many steps back. But don’t be hard on yourself. There is no straight line in the universe. Even when you set your sights on a target, you will veer off at some point. Yes, you have plans and your own time line, but things don’t always work out as planned. Choose to gracefully accept the twists and turn, and then veer back toward your target.

Here’s the thing you must remember: almost anything really good in life will require time and dedication to become a reality. If you become impatient with the process, you’re more likely to give up on relationships, goals and other thing that are important to you.

It takes time for the seeds you’ve planted to put down roots, sprout, grow, and then bear fruit that you can eat. That’s why you have to be diligent about planting them quickly and doing whatever it takes to foster them. At the same time, it’s important to plant as many seeds as possible so that you have different things cropping up. Don’t rely on just type of marketing to create results right away.

Instead of being in a place of resent (which will never attract quickly what you want), remember to keep yourself in a place of positive expectation.

Here is one thing that I refer to on a daily basis for many years.

I am positively expecting great results, no matter what I see in front of me. The universe is rearranging itself for my best interest right now.

When I refer to that…My voice is being heard. Be patient; it’s on its way. Be in a place of quiet assurance that what you want is getting ready to be sent to you. Once your decision is made, your only job is to be committed to the vision, believe and follow the guidance.

So if you get caught up saying..Why isn’t this happening fast enough? Getting into a place of self-doubt or blaming the process, I remind myself that good things is on it’s way. I just keep moving forward, doing presentations, keep getting the message out about the opportunity/gifts and things seem to just to work themselves out. But if I stay in that place of doubt, worry, or worse, blame, it surely gets worse.

You are ultimately responsible for your own success, your actions and most importantly how you see your own progress. You create your future and your results based on how you choose to see the world and the way you react to life. A person coming from a victim’s point of view will always see fault in the process. That’s universal law.

A person coming from a victorious point of view will always see opportunity, no matter what’s in front of them.

You’ve got to have patience and perservance. Just as you wouldn’t rush mother nature and expect to a tree to grow in one day, blaming the process of the universe for being too slow unrealistic

Tend to your seeds, Do everything that’s required of you. Understand that different plants sprout at different paces, and then get yourself in a pace of positive expectation. Don’t worry, Don’t get frustrated. Be persistent. Believe what you want is on it’s way to you.

Miraculously, that’ s when the results happen, quicker than you thought possible.