I’ve spoken to Wendy (not her real name) few days ago, after a business networking meeting. This conversation was an informal one, at a hotel lobby, standing and sharing. She is a devout Christian lady and is married with grown children. She was diagnosed with cancer just couple years ago, and the doctors gave her 6 months to live. She surpassed the doctors estimate timeline. She does take medications to relieve her pain and coping with cancer.
She started few business networking groups in Las Vegas area, to help the home business and small business owners to network and interact with each other for referrals, improve their businesses via workshops and weekly networking meetings to make money. She herself is a business owner. The core of her vision and goal is to help others succeed by giving them tools. This is a very noble thought and action. She herself is struck with cancer and in pain, and at the same time helping others in home business and small business owners succeed. She also takes into consideration of not burdening the business owners with yearly fees or membership to make profit for herself. Any revenue she makes from networking groups, she contributes half of it to the church or other helping organization.
She also shared with me at an another event, she is not afraid of dying, and that too expressing with a smile. She even said, she wants me to officiate at her funeral. But, I told her, she will live a long life. (I was surprised when she mentioned me to officiate at her funeral). Myself being a minister, who listens and shares with others on issues of marriage, relationships and death, and everyday living concerns, the homeless/canned food drive, senior assistance living visits, etc, have to give credit to Wendy for her determination to live humbly, peacefully, praising God, and a strong desire to help others so that they can succeed in their business endeavors.She amazes me. She is very positive in her outlook on life and she smiles quite a bit. She is a messenger and dug deep into her heart to help others move forward.
God bless you Wendy, and I pray for your well being.
Peace and Light!
Rev. Ernie Martin, The Reverend of Love