By the time she was16, Romana Bañuelos had been deserted by her husband and left to raise her two children alone. Living in Mexico, she was poverty-stricken, untrained in any profession and unable to speak English. But that didn't stop her. She had a dream - one she refused to let go of. With only a few dollars in her pocket she headed for Los Angeles, where she used her last seven dollars to take a taxi to the home of a distant relative. Romana refused to live on the charity of others. Immediately she found a job washing dishes, followed by a second job making tortillas from midnight until 6 am. From her two jobs she was able to save $500 which she used to invest in her own tortilla machine. Over time, and with a great deal of hard work and study, she became the owner of Ramona's Mexican Food Products, the largest Mexican food products business in the world. And that's not all. She was hand-picked by President Richard Nixon to become the thirty-fourth United States Treasurer.
Romana Bañuelos exemplified what another president, Eisenhower, had to say about dreams and discipline propelling our future: 'We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.'
Whether you flip burgers or trade futures, remember these words: 'Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.' God will only add His blessing to your best effort, so today, give it all you've got!
SoulFood Reading: 1 Sam 8-10, Luke 23:26-34, Ps 54, Pro 21:18-21
Ughhhh...ever since my name was splashed all over the media, i have actually been scared of job hunting. I had my operation last week to get over and done with, and now the school holidays. I am going to force myself to become a contributing, tax paying member of society...ASAP. I will not be applying for jobs under the name Sperling though! haha
I am still finding it difficult, when i see myself referred to on TV and the newspaper as "Former P addict and prostitute"...I was invited out for lunch by a Herald reporter recently. I replied to his invitation to meet for lunch, by asking why the media insist on referring to me in that manner - instead of something like "Amazing woman who made dreadful mistakes and experienced a low that most people can not even imagine, but showed the strength and character to get herself out of that situation and emerge, a better person than she has ever been in her life."
I have not heard back from him - yet. I will let you know if i do though.
I had my operation on Thursday. I then had a wonderful, amazing weekend, meeting new people, and having loads of fun. Nothing, and no one that tried to ruin it succeeded either! Had an absolute blast with friends outside of Auckland. Spent the weekend laughing. It was great. It continues to amaze me, how i only meet good people, with good hearts, these days. This time two years ago, i could not handle even the thought of meeting new people, because every new person i met was worse than the one before. That is why i just became reclusive. Amazing how, we attract what we are. Isn't it?
I dressed up in a dress and heals as well, for the first time in years. Loved it. I had always promised myself, since i left that world, that i would never wear fake tan, or high heals again. I broke those rules last weekend and loved it.
I had the best sleep ever, overnight, and now i am just waiting for the girls and Nixon to come home. Billy is....i bet you can't guess! ON THE XBOX. : | Resting today, as i am sore from the op. Think i overdid it, too soon. Did not want to miss out on anything though.
Have just had the most beautiful bunch of flowers delivered to me as well. Thank you! You know who you are! I am very blessed.