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Be a River, Not a Reservoir

As our household moves from one income for almost SIX years, to FIVE streams of income in the next year, we are talking about what to “do” with this ‘extra’ income.

We have been intentional and made it work so that I could stay at home raising our world’s greatest resource, our children.

We are very fortunate, that we have lived without televisions, cell phones, movies, extra cars, boats and recreational toys for the last six years.

We haven’t been trying to keep up with the Joneses.

We are the Cann’s.

And….

We “Cann” do it. (You had to know I was going to say that!)

As we move into these five different possibilities of income, we are open to how to continue to be a river with our money and not a reservoir.

Which small businesses can we support?

Who can we donate to and bless?

What activities could our boys try that we couldn’t even consider before?

It is a true blessing to not cringe anymore when the boys have a hole in one of their running shoes. (And we got ourselves five people with shoe “wants”! Here is our front closet of summer flipflops, soccer cleats, running shoes and sandals.)

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It is a great gift to be able to donate to anyone that may ask.

It is humbling to have more than we need to run our household.

May we continue to pass on these great gifts to the river that surrounds us.

The river of beautiful people in our city and around the world.

May God multiply all that we do.

With gratitude for all that we have.

With thanks for all that we can do.

With humble hearts for all the opportunities we have to share life with people.

Thanks be to God.

Be Wondering About Your Why 

This week I launched myself into the deep end by sharing a new business venture with some very close friends. 

My mentor and teammate, TC, encouraged me to really question what my ‘why’ is. Why am I starting a business now? 

Why?  

Why? 

Why? 

My husband, Sexy Neck, loves his amazing job working in schools, but is very busy.   

 

Being his supporting partner and wife is a gift.  I love it! 

My three wee, active boys are eight, five and three.    

 

Being their mom is a blessing,  my most fulfilling role and ‘job’.   I love my boys! 

I have just returned to teaching after a five year hiatus, working with incredible families who school at home.  

Being a teacher is sharing my passion for learning, finding fun resources and being able to help students grow in depth of knowledge and spirit.  I love my profession.  

About ten months ago, I started distributing my friend’s product called GreenTeaHawaii.  

 

Being able to connect with people and sell a product you love is pure joy for me.   I love selling tea.  

And now I am launched.  

At ground zero of a new business. 

I am sharing my story and building a team of like-minded people focused on health that want to create residual income for their families. 

BUT why am I really doing this right now?  

It is because of the life my mom lived and the lessons her life and death taught me.  Ah man, I love my Mama.  

I feel that it isn’t a coincidence all these opportunities are coming my way.  

Her death has set me free.  

It has allowed me to ponder life, live my days and find my why’s. 

My ‘Why’ for this new business venture I discovered in my mom’s obituary that we wrote in December of 2013.   

“Gwen, in her home, profession and community never stopped teaching and learning.  Her servant heart complimented her active adventurous spirit.  In her finest role, Super Nana created magical memories.  Her exemplary life inspires us to love deeply, serve others and live fully.”

Loving deeply.  

Serving others.  

Creating magical memories for my boys, family and friends. 

Launching myself fully into a business that promotes health, builds people up and provides income to those who want to take the opportunity.  

Living my why.  

Loving my peeps.  

Loving these products.  

Loving this business. 

Loving how I feel.  

Being enough.