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Support from Strangers


As an entrepreneur I have found that strangers are much more supportive of my endeavors than most of my family and friends. I have been blogging for almost 3 years and have been an Avon Independent Sales Rep for more than 10, yet, I have gotten more support from you, my virtual friends (strangers), than from my own flesh and blood.

strangers are friends

Are you paddling in the same boat, or are your family and friends very supportive of your business or blog?  

I do have one cousin who faithfully reads my posts and then takes the time to comment. However, it always cracks me up when friends share a post or a link to another blog or video, yet had never “liked”, “retweeted” or shared any of mine.

When I host giveaways or do sponsored promotions, not one family member ever enters or shares the link…still trying to understand that one.  
support from strangers
Is it just me or do you encounter the same?  Sunday at the B.O.S.S. Brunch Tour, this subject came up and and thanks to Pastor Joyce, she reminded us of this Bible scripture:

When Jesus finished these parables, he departed. When he came to his hometown, he taught the people in their synagogue. They were surprised and said, “Where did he get this wisdom? Where did he get the power to work miracles? Isn’t he the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother named Mary? Aren’t James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas his brothers? And his sisters, aren’t they here with us? Where did this man get all this?” They were repulsed by him and fell into sin. But Jesus said to them, “Prophets are honored everywhere except in their own hometowns and in their own households.” He was unable to do many miracles there because of their disbelief.

people in the streets

Perhaps things will change in 2015, I can only hope that they do, but even if they don’t, I want to thank you for all of your kindness and support in 2014 and