I am a firm believer of this Give and You Shall Receive philosophy. What goes around really does come around as I have experienced this plentifully. I spent almost 2 weeks in Jakarta recently where I came back 3 kg lighter, a very good start fully detoxed to my weight loss journey. Just so you know, I am now 30 kg overweight. This is my strong attempt to make it all go away once and for all, for good. I have spent the last 10 years putting them on slowly and steadily and now I hope to lose it all but hopefully it won’t take that long!!! I give myself 3 years. The 3kg lost in less than a month was a good lesson for me to know that it can be done healthily by just eating right and exercising or moving enough in any given day. The bottom line is if intake is less than output, you will lose weight. Unfortunately for most people, it is the other way around.
As soon as I arrived from Jakarta, I had work pressures. It always happens, doesn’t it? Go away for a holiday and your work piles up whilst you are gone. I work full time and many a day, I work a minimum of 12 hours. More realistically, I work 16 hours at least 2-3 times a week and spend the rest of the time ferrying my kids around for some reason or other. On top of that, I have a sick Mom who is withering away with cancer always in pain. I organise and pay for her to be comfortable as much as I know how. I have 2 kids on school holiday who talk to me non-stop. To be fair to them, I still included some kiddy activities into our schedule. I have my monthly writing commitments and my charity commitments which I fulfill still albeit later and later with deadlines. I have friends and relatives inviting me and asking me to do this, that and the other. I had my first encounter with a spirit. Yes, for real. The Hubs was always working late and that drove me crazy because I was filled to the brim already and had to do this all alone without him. Then the calendar sales project arrived. Timing was so bad. Usually, I would be more than happy to work these projects even if I had to sleep 3-4 hours daily but this time round, I was close to depression and kept thinking of driving off a cliff every time I drove my kids on a high leveled highway and would break things due to the pressure. I was very, very stressed. I threw a jug of water over T1 one day because she hadn’t yet brushed her teeth. I was losing it. I snapped at everyone and everything at home. Nobody knew how I just wanted to die and cried so many times with my girls. It was stress. I felt resentful that I had to sell these calendars even though I truly wanted to help the Children of Myanmar but to do it all by myself? I felt resentful due to the timing as such. It was just a bad time for me going through a lot of emotional turmoil.
So when a friend came over one day and explained to me that she would take a big chunk of calendars costing two thousand Ringgit, I started to cry. It was totally out of the blue and completely unexpected. This is after I’d exhausted my expected friends (the usual suspects) resource who always support me in any form and I had struggled to think who else would buy the last batch of them. By this friend doing this, it meant I had sold out. The feeling was indescribable. I felt an ugly huge monster of an elephant fly off from my shoulders. I was so happy. I was so happy that I cried. I was so happy that I didn’t even know how to jump for joy. I felt like screaming but did not. Do you know what it feels like to have sleepless nights worrying about a problem and then have it solved just like that? With a snap of your fingers, it vanishes?
It was timing again and I believe everything happens for a reason. So this friend of mine who completed this calendar sales project, I found out that it was a team effort through 30+ ladies whom I have never met in my entire life. Wow. That is powerful. That makes me want to meet them. Because as little as they think it was nothing to them (small matter, it’s the least we can do, it’s nothing, small contribution, etc), it was a big thing for me. I will remember. And I want to meet them and get to know them, for isn’t it love that makes the world go round?
Here they are. I am so glad I get to see their faces, them who put that last piece of the jigsaw together for me in my stressful ordeal. Please, it was not the calendar sales alone that stressed me out. It was everything altogether but the calendar sales was THE last thing that pulled me down into hell. Now some people would say if I resented it so much, then why do it? Why bring the bad energy into the project? The reason is because I love the kids and I only have resentment because of the adults. I mean, how can kids ever cause any hostility with their innocence, right? It is always adults that drive me to insanity because of their judgement, their presumptions, their lack of tolerance, their selfishness, their negative attitudes, their impatience, their unkindness, etc etc.
So, yeah. Thank you, you gorgeous Ipoh girls, for helping me this fine December. May this blessing fall upon you in so many other ways that you have blessed the Children of Myanmar with. It has brought cheer to my heart and I think it’s going to be a great Christmas after all and a smashingly fantastic year next year. THANK YOU.
Can I please meet you all??? OK?!!!**************************************************************************
Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.
She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.
A beautiful life without limits.
Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
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