Archive for July 2011

I went hurriedly out the door for a lunch meeting, passing the receptionist on my way out.  Just as the door was closing I heard my name called repeatedly, “Michael, Michael, please stop, I have a special letter from someone who asked I give it to you today.”  I went back and took the envelope and noticed the outside address from someone I had known for many years.  This was a person who had suffered a great deal.  But not someone easily influenced or persuaded to try something new.

That evening I sat down in my home office, pulled out the letter and read:

“Michael, I want to share what a difference you have made in my life.  I have not shared this with very many but I was diagnosed with SLE (Systemic lupus) over a year ago.  For many years I’ve had few days that pain was not my constant companion.  My joints (every one of them I think) and some muscles have been affected by this disease.  Although I had developed a high tolerance of pain, I have been taking 6-8 pain relievers each day and some days more.  Most of last year I took 5 prednisone tablets a day.

“In May after 5 days in the hospital (where morphine did not help) I ordered Nopalea and have been taking it now for almost a month.  I am a skeptic by nature and survival and did not believe that it would help but I was desperate.  For the last three weeks I have been reducing my pain medication and now taking 2-3 a day and hoping to reduce it more.  My desire that I shared with my physician, was to get off the prednisone and with his direction I am now taking 1 per day.  Although I often wonder if it is the Nopalea or possibly the current stage of the lupus, the fact is that my relief has come after taking Nopalea.

“I have been sharing this with many and even gave 2 of my bottles to friends that suffer some sort of pain due to inflammation.  I truly thank you for making this available.  God heals in many ways and I believe this is the way for me at this time.

God bless and again thank you.”

I marvel at the amazing ability of the body to do what it was designed to do, when it receives the nutrients (fuel) it needs. At TriVita, we do not examine, diagnose or treat disease.  What we attempt to do is design and formulate products that aid the body systems in helping people live well.

Each of you as ITBOs share the mission of helping people experience wellness, but we can only share the inspiration of living with wellness and encourage others to take the steps that may lead to greater wellness.   Even though my friend knew of this product for two years, never once did they consider it might help them live with a greater quality of life. I could not persuade or influence the timing – only keep sharing the wonderful results others were having.  You see, I have learned it is not about me (you) but about who!!!  In the right time it will happen if I only consistently share and care!!

As I am writing this article, another friend called me and asked me to read a verse of Scripture.  He said, “You will get it!  This is for you.”  It was Habakkuk 2:3 MSG: “This vision-message is a witness pointing to what is coming.  It aches for the coming.  It can hardly wait – and it doesn’t lie.  If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on the way.  It will come right on time.”

I hope you get it… marinate the thought, it’s on the way, it will come right on time!!

Write the vision, hope for its fulfillment for your life.  As you are prepared and tempered in the process, it will come right on time.


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