Our Brush With Death

Do You Remember Seeing This Picture

or One Like It?

If a picture like this can travel around the world, which this did. So can the incredible story that goes with this picture.

Please pass this around. Thank you!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Our home - Wadena Tornado

Photo by AP Photo – Brainerd Dispatch/ Kelly Humphrey

Cindy Wood talks on a phone in front of her home Thursday in southwest Wadena, following a tornado that hit the area. Note the dishware, sink and other items still intact in cupboards. Continue reading →

2015 President’s Recognition Program Gala

2015 President’s Recognition Program Gala


I really love going to these Galas that Avon holds for us Representatives. 13310371_10206102345068151_633000650266363145_nIt is a time to see our Avon friends and reconnect at the end of the year and see the accomplishments of all.

Representatives who have attained a minimum of $10,000 in sales, as well as those who have excelled in Sales Leadership*, will celebrate at Avon’s annual President’s Recognition Program Recognition Events. Gifts for the highest level of Sales Achievement and Sales Leadership will be awarded.

*Must be a Leader or above and have achieved President’s Club or above sales level to be Recognized for Sales Leadership.


I want to share with you what my PRP Gala was like for 2015. It was held on May 27, 2016.  This is the letter that I wrote to my Dream Achievers Team: Continue reading →

The “LITTLE” Things

The “LITTLE” Things


As you might know, the head of a company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident.

One of them missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.

One’s car wouldn’t start.

One went back to answer the telephone.

One had a child that dawdled and didn’t get ready as soon as he should have.

One couldn’t get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today.

Now when I am stuck in traffic,

miss an elevator,

turn back to answer a ringing telephone…

all the little things that annoy me.

I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be, at this very moment.

Next time your morning seems to be going wrong,

the children are slow getting dressed,

you can’t seem to find your keys,

you hit every traffic light,

don’t get mad or frustrated;

God is a work watching over you.

May God continue to bless you

with all those annoying little things

and may you remember their possible purpose.



(This poem came to me in an email years ago, I do not know who the author is. I just wanted to share it with you). Remember…God has a plan and is always watching out for you.







Having Faith



When I started with Avon 18 years ago (October 31, 1997) I was a stay-at-home mom. I just wanted to earn a some extra money to help my husband, get my make-up for free, gifts for my children and to be around other women. I never thought that I could really make any money with Avon until a former Manager told me that there was that opportunity. So I decided to grow my business, I started by growing my sales by increasing my customers, you can read about me here.

I feel I have done well over the years. When I started the Leadership Program (7 years after starting with Avon, yes, I was a slow starter) I thought that I would hit it big like a lot of the representatives have. What got me thinking about that was the Rich and Famous of Avon Video that Avon made years ago. I would watch that video over and over again studying these women that were on there and believing that I was going to reach the top also. I truly believed that. 1I have worked hard over the years, working events, fairs, parties, holding meetings, training’s and summer picnic’s, etc. anything I could think of to grow my business and have fun with my downline. I have even cold called people. When I did an event or fair I would build off the lead I would get, and grow that neighborhood, so I wouldn’t have to go into a neighborhood for just one person. I have grown my business in the sales and have been an Honor Society Member for many years now. I have found the sales to be easier than leadership because if you have set a goal of how much money you need to make every two weeks and you don’t make that goal, all you have to do is increase your customers. It is up to YOU and ONLY YOU. Continue reading →

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