Recently, I began to make mask/ face covers for families in the community that had children with different abilities. I then added different styles and textures that would help with all types of sensory needs. Of course anyone can benefit from these masks, but I wanted to be sure that the families of LMBGCY would have a resource that was offered by almost no one. Great idea right?
Well yes, but the truth is that I never have sewn a mask in my entire life. As a matter of fact, I had no idea on how to even put together a sewing machine. Therefore, I have no idea about the terminology, parts, or mechanics of what does what or how. I just knew that I had it in my heart to help.
So fast forward to a few days ago when I received an order from a customer via my website. (At this point I had built an entire web page on my website to help with keeping up the orders, making sure that customers are aware of the legalities, what fabrics were offered, and so on) I was delighted to be of assistance to her and create the masks that she desired. Once again, I am no seamstress, no did I make myself out to be. I am literally learning as I am creating.
I completed the order for the most part, I just had to add a few finishing touches. I had spent a great part of my day creating these mask for her because, once again, I am learning as I am going. Later in the evening, she receives the photos I sent of the masks. She mentions that she no longer wanted the masks that she ordered because they had imperfections in them.
Honestly, at first I was angry. Like I said, I had spent the best part of my day creating these for her with every bit of love and patience that I could muster up. In addition to normal household chores and homeschooling three children might I add. I had used more than half of the material that I had in this particular pattern. I advised her that I had posted on my site that refunds were not an option as these are a personal protective item. She persisted, stating that she would like a refund and that she would get in touch with the BBB if she didn't get a refund.I instructed her on the ways to obtain her funds and ended our conversations politely.
I had calmed myself down by taking a few deep breaths and reassuring myself that this entire mask idea was not in vain. I knew making these mask was for the greater good of the community. I reached out to a few business owner friends to share best business practices. This was super helpful.
The part that I want to key in on about this situation was the teaching points.
1. ) You can give your all to someone or something and it still not be good enough to some.
2. ) How you react and respond in any matter will create your reputation.
3.) Look for the good in the situation. How can this benefit you?
4.) It's ok to feel .... what ever emotion that comes up. Address it & move on positively.
5.) Find your tribe of supporters & love them dearly..
It honestly was not about the money that was lost, it is about the lessons gained. They are worth more than money. Being able to emotionally manage the thoughts that surfaced during this time prevented me from having to recover from consequence of being an emotional mess.
Think to yourself what things have you been an emotional mess about. What other ways could you have handled that situation? What was the trigger that sent you over the edge? How did you cope? What lessons did you share with your little ones?
I hope this helps someone! Feel free to share with us your insight.
Because my hubby is the bomb.com!!! Look at my new completely shelved out Let Me Be Great Children's Yoga closet of games, arts/crafts, activities, yoga mats,& office supplies!! I am super excited to have 1 organized place to keep all my yoga stuff. I have so much more space to expand my creative thoughts and add more yoga mats to my collection! My trunk was not working for this growing business! Thanks millions Kevion Gallop !
It's official... I'm a Pediatric Special Needs Nurse that is also a CPR certified Yoga teacher!! #bam #GodIsGreat #hisVision #wontHeDoIt
Let Me Be Great yoga is available begining Feb 3rd for children with all abilities & all ages. Check out the Facebook page Let Me Be Great Yoga @theUniversity757 for more details or to reserve your spot. I am excited to begin this new venture of helping children become well spiritually, emotionally, physically,& mentally. Wow what a blessing!!! #licensed&insured #Namaste #peaceBeginsWithMe
Kevion Gallop... Thank you so much for always supporting my dreams!! Xoxox
Do you have a child that has behavioral concerns? Do have a child that is shy? Or a child that struggles with balance, focus & motor skills? Give yoga a try! I have been a Nurse for children of all ages with many diagnosis that include Autism, BiPolar, ODD, ADHD,ADD, depression as well as severe physical/mental disabilities. I am CPR certified and now certified to teach yoga to my favorite angels on this Earth. I encourage you to join us for some fun and kidding around as we learn all things yoga.
**long post**Just a reminder to just keep going. Two years or so ago God clarified the destiny he would have me fulfill in life. Me being me, I took the idea and ran with it. Full steam ahead with tunnel vision, I felt like I couldn't be stopped. A few months later I hit a wall. I couldn't understand what exactly I had done wrong to make this amazing assignment not come to pass. Like seriously, I could not win.I looked for building after building and nothing was just perfect. I submitted paperwork to the state, waited months for my approval only to read that they denied it for ridiculous reasons.I became super discouraged and just kinda gave up on the vision. I even gave up on my passion of nursing pediatric special needs children for awhile. If I couldn't do nursing like God showed me, what was the point? Was this some type of joke that God thought I deserved? After about a year of being disappointed and deciding I would never accomplish anything God showed me, He showed me the next phase. Who knew Phase 2 had a pre requisite? My hubby and I started a hot yoga class last fall as activity to increase endurance while spending QT. I absolutely loved it! Seriously it was life changing. Then bam👊 driving to work the one day I got a serious download. I call them HolySpiritDownloads. #letMeBeGreat Yoga was born. So here it goes! Very shortly I will be a certified children's yoga instructor. I will have the opportunity to use my nursing experience, behavioral management experience, and yoga techniques to show children how to strengthen their minds, bodies, &spirit. No more worrying about the approval of paperwork from a person when God already worked out the details in our favor. So phase 1 is currently on hold but TheUniversity757 has expanded in just a short time to include Recess & Respite@ theUniversity757 and Let Me Be Great Yoga @theUniversity757. Be on the lookout for events that will be upcoming. I'm thankful my hubby allowed me to step out of my comfort zone to try yoga to begin with. I'm glad I didn't let disappointment define me. I'm great ful God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called. So excited to know that I wasnt stuck, just stationed for a moment. Every step of this journey has not been in vain. #letUsBeGreat #autismAwareness #moodDisorderAwareness #yogaClassIsInSession #specialNeedsKidsYoga
#justKeepGoing #likemyFbPage #trustGodAndChill
So another thankful moment too good not to share. When visiting with family and friends or going on a vacations I am a stickler for checking the beds for bugs, having meds available for almost every ailment possible, and of course having all personal care items. Well ... Yall... Seriously I was able to reduce my baggage by an entire suitcase by just having these oils. I checked the beds and was able to take it a step further to spray my recipe of critter care on them to deter anything I potentially missed. I sprayed the pillows with lavender, omg! They still sleep!! I used thieves to clean the bathrooms. Just a little goes a looooonnngggg way. My diffuser looks amazing by the way! Hubby's back started hurting from long drive... Yup got him covered with a roller bottle of copaiba and panway! Nasir started snoring.. Gotem! Roller bottle to recipe of raven to take care of it. Jamier tummy too full, lol, just roll some diGize on it! Nevaeh's allergies acting up, a little sniffle ease and lemon to save the day. The list goes on... But let me tell you how convenient it has been to have these essential oils with us. No need to look for something to drink or drop meds all over the place trying to get them. Or even hear the kids complain how gross they taste. When the kids started getting rambunctious, I just rolled some stress away on and took some deep cleansing breaths. Woooo saa!!! I'm telling you that this has been one of THE best investments for my family. You can get some too! It's the holiday season, sharing is caring. Get 24% off for life and get you a starter kit. Take a peek at the LMBGCYOils Page for the link.
For the season that I am in @ moment, this is what the promise of God looks like. Who would have thought we would have been able to share tools of mindfulness, emotional awareness, coordination, flexibility, and fun with about 1,000 kids in 11 months in 7 cities & 2 states?? Nope I wouldn't guessed myself. I am so thankful for this journey. As a young teen I could never figure out why I wasn't able to make up my mind with a career choice. Nursing or business has been a dilemma for years until this year. I have the best of both worlds; nursing meets yoga!! Let Me Be Great Children's Yoga we welcomes 2019 with open arms!! Let's get it!! #thankYouJesus #the Promise #stepOutTheboat #DrawTheCircle #prayerMat&yogaMat #lotsOfPeacefulChildren