I just got an e-mail from someone telling me that they thought I was a fake. That my whole "Thriving Thing" was for attention and money.
I've gotten a few e-mails like this, in the the past, but never chose to address them. Rich tells me I should take the high road, and consider the fact that I may have some 'haters' as a sign that I'm actually making a difference.
One thing this person said is true. I am online and sharing my stories for attention - that is, ATTENTION for NF. Our disorder is one of the least recognized, least understood on the planet, and it deserves attention. I want others to hear what I have to say, and hear what YOU have to say, to allow it to impact their lives so THEY believe that they can also continue to learn more about NF, and aspire to themselves THRIVE with Neurofibromatosis
Anyone who truly knows me, knows that my only intention of being so "out there" with my Thriving attitude is simply to show others that they have the control to change their attitude....That having NF, or any other challenge, doesn't have to smash your dreams.
As far as becoming rich from Thriving with Neurofibromatosis....my husband and kids are still waiting for the Brinks truck to show up. Everything I make from Thriving gets put back into creating more product, bringing more awareness, or, as need be, making sure my lights don't get shut off.
The "profit" I see from what I do, is that of seeing others change their attitudes....And I guess THAT does make me rich.