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.

 

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Light Up A Life

 

 

 

Here at La Bella Baskets, we are always thinking of ways to bring joy to people’s lives.

So this month, we are starting a contest that will light up people’s lives.

Here are the contest details:

Introducing La Bella Baskets Light Up My Life Contest!

Pick a special person who’s life you want to light up!
Next, make them a small, inexpensive gift. Remember, it’s the thought that counts!

Here are some suggestions:
* Make them a “You are awesome” or “You are appreciated” card.
* If you like to bake, bake them a sweet dessert and deliver it in person.
* If you like to garden, make a handpicked bouquet from your garden and deliver them to their front door.
* If you like to make jewelry, create a piece of jewelry for them.
* If you like to cook, make them a delicious dish.
* Anything that you think will light up their day.

At the end of the contest, we will select five thoughtful gift givers and send them a beautiful 28 oz. Signature La Bella Baskets Soy Candle. It’s our way of thanking the gift giver for lighting up someone’s life.

Go ahead and enter the contest. Watch the magic behind it.

For more details, visit the link below.
www.WeDeliverJoy.com

Submit your entry today–just don’t delay, because the last day to enter the contest is 9/13/2013!

Your entry will be posted in our Light Up A Life album within 24 hours of submitting. Good luck!

 

Jessica Biddle’s daughter spent all summer taking piano lessons that she enjoyed incredibly! So, Jessica made this music paper rose from scratch and gave it to her daughter’s music teacher, Mrs. Charles to show her appreciation for being such an inspiration to her daughter and light up her life! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Something Lovely is Brewing

Coffee!…The aroma, the joy. Coffee! I wish this was a smell-O-blog, because these photo’s deserve to be admired by their aroma.

I’m also a tea drinker, love me a great cuppa tea! (just look in my tea cabinet) I see these baskets also come with an array of enticing tea flavors. Baskets include various assortments of biscotti, mugs, shortbread cookies, hot cocoa, savory organic dark chocolate bar and more.  There is something for everyone in these baskets because each basket contains a different selection of gourmet goodies. These signature Starbucks gift baskets will perk up and brighten anyone’s day!

Want to save 20% on these Starbucks gift baskets? Check out our LBB Savers Club Membership. It’s an amazing deal! Save 20% on gifts every day for an entire you for…get this…only $9.95!  Usually it’s a $9.95 monthly membership fee, but not this month. This month it’s only a one time $9.95 membership for a year of gift saving. 

All you have to do is visit Visit My La Bella Baskets online gift store and click on Shop Online. Notice the LBB Annual Savers and Reward Club, click…add to cart, place order  and then LBB will send you an email with a link to your own 20% off discount gift store….and wait there’s more!

You also get, a Rewards program. Get discounts on 1,000 online online stores that you shop every day, Walmart, Sears, Walgreens and more. Daily deals and coupon codes too!

There. I’m done. Now, off to smell the coffee or maybe tea…

Ask me about LBB Savers Club!
Join LBB Savers Club and start saving
20% on EVERY purchase EVERY day!

LBB Savers Club – Free 30 Day Trial!

Just recently, my company announced a new savers club  membership that will be helping families and businesses save an  outstanding 20% off on ALL gift baskets, flowers, personalized cookie bouquets every dayfrom the entire store!   

It’s like having  our own discount store 24/7.
 
The neat thing is that there is NO…
 
  *    coupons to clip
  *    expiration dates
  *    fine prints
  *    contracts
 

We’re helping many families and business save money whenever they send gifts for any special occasion.

 
Details of Promotion:

LBB Savers Club members can become a member and join  LBB Savers club for 30 days free!! Then pay only $9.95 per month.*

Yes, that’s right. You can have your own discount store and save 20% off the entire store  every day for 30 full days!

*After the 30-day trial period, they will automatically be billed $9.95 per month.

Promotion Begins:  3/1/2013

Promotion Ends:    4/30/2013

 
If you wish to start  receiving instant savings please follow these Two Easy Steps:

Step #1.  Visit my website
 
Step #2  Select “LBB Savers Club”
 
Within minutes you will start saving money.
 
p.s. When you buy gifts from  La Bella Baskets  you are directly contributing to our Basket of Smiles Program.  Every Month La Bella Baskets will deliver an uplifting caring gesture of hope to single moms who are experiencing hardships and challenges in life – a La Bella Baskets of Smiles.  This program is very important to  me and to my company.

 


As a La Bella Baskets Savers Club Member:
SAVE 20% EVERYDAY
NO COUPONS
NO EXPIRATION DATES
Just Save 20% EVERYDAY on every item!

 

Diaper Cakes, A Perfect Baby Shower Gift and Centerpiece

 

Diaper Cakes make the perfect practical gift for the expectant mom, or a whimsical decoration to anyone’s baby shower! Place the Diaper Cake center stage on a beautiful decorated table, surrounded by candles, flowers, cupcakes and candies. 

Baby Shower Decoration Ideas Candles Flowers Candies and Diapers Cake

babycareideas.com for more shower decoration ideas

A table of festive treats will enhance your table.  The baby rattle cupcakes are easy and a sweet addition to the celebrations.

babyrattlecupcakes

Baby Rattle Cupcakes from The Celebration Shoppe

diaper cake collage

All of La Bella Baskets diaper cakes come equipped with plenty of cute items for the new baby. The best part is that every item is useful and intended to make mommy and daddy’s time with baby much more enjoyable! These make great gifts and adorable centerpieces for baby showers.
More cute baby shower gift ideas  here. We even have personalized gifts too! Ask me how to save 20% on your order.

Other Great Baby Shower Gifts Ideas!

Gift Baskets

Little Safari – Girl

Monkey Business Twin Baby

 

Custom Embroidery

 

Cookie Bouquets


4th of July – American Pride


American Pride

What can be better then watching fireworks and munching on something that is sweet and patriotic. This stained wicker basket is overflowing with red, white and blue coordinated gourmet foods such as Wisconsin Swiss cheese, Bavaria beef salami and beef summer sausages, white yogurt covered pretzels, a sideboard creamy chocolate cheesecake, individually wrapped peppermint candy puffs, cajun spice dip mix, two boxes of Dangold delicious water crackers, wild Alaska smoked salmon, all natural baked pita chips beautifully wrapped with a matching red, white and blue hand made bow.
Visit: lbbgiftstore.com Military/Patriotic Category for more Independence Day Gifts!

Hugs for Troops Care Packages Reach
Out to Troops Overseas
Bring smiles and hugs to our deserving troops with the help of La Bella Baskets!

Important Note****APO, FPO & PO Box Shipping****

We do offer shipping to all APO, FPO and PO Boxes. However, all these shipments take one to two additional days to ship out. In addition there are no loss claims, late delivery refunds or damage claims honored under any circumstances. We ship these orders at our own risk. When shipping to any and all Military bases the proper zip and address format are:

  • AE (Armed Forces Europe/ Canada/ Middle East/ Africa) -09XXXX
  • AP (Armed Forces Pacific) 96XXX
  • AA (Armed Forces Atlantic) 34XXX