01 Oct The Rest of the Story…
I gave the “big picture” or headlines in an earlier post that I won the Young Living Global Alaskan cruise, but here are the details or the small print. On the last evening of the 2013 Grand International Convention, Young Living raises funds for D. Gary Young Foundation and the school they began in Ecuador. During this Casino night, we were given chips to visit various tables, such as poker, Black Jack, and the Roulette table. I decided to play poker and was at a friend’s mercy because I didn’t know how to bid. After losing a few hands and chips, I quit bidding and just wanted to hurry for the game to be over. FINALLY! They closed the table, and it was time for the end of the evening drawings.
I only had five tickets from cashing in my chips, but I was having fun. There were several really expensive prizes: several Aroma Complete sets, at $2000 retail value per set of these YL essential oils, an all-expense trip to next year’s convention, and the top prize, the cruise. It seemed as if all the numbers that were being drawn were numbers nowhere close to mine. I felt like shouting out: “Shake up the drum!”—but I kept my composure. The other thing I observed was that people were calmly going to the stage to receive their prize. I thought they needed to show more excitement—these were terrific prizes! The second to the last top prize was called! I had just met the lady and her husband from my table. Wow! I knew someone who won! I was happy for her.
As we all held our tickets for the last announcement’s anticipation, the first three numbers were finally starting with my first three, 134, then as he called out 12, my husband said, “You have the next 5 out of 9,” 2! “134122,” the announcer repeated. My husband said, “You got it!” As if it were in slow motion, I said, “I go-o-o-o-t-t-t-t it!” My brain triggered, “You gotta do what you told others, show some excitement!” As if I had two 6-shooters in my raised hands, I ran toward the stage shouting “Woo Hoo!” I didn’t care how it looked. It was a GREAT experience! And the cruise was even more exciting– the beautiful sights and new friends we met.