Anything is Possible! By: Kristin

March 30, 2011
I heard the coolest story that I wanted to share.  I have a friend named Sunny Lawrence.  Her husband is a sponsored triathlete.  She also is a triathlete.  It’s hard for her to watch her husband constantly getting free, new equipment and gear.  She rides an old road bike while he is on a brand new triathlon bike.  Sunny wanted a new bike but without a sponsor didn’t have the thousands of dollars to pay for one. Money was tight so she tried to think of ways to raise some extra cash to buy her bike.  She has 5 young children so she needed to think of something she could do at home without having to pay for a babysitter.  Then she thought of pies!  She loves to make pies almost as much as she loves to bike.  She started asking around and had already sold orders for 41 pies her first day!  At first Sunny thought she would need to sell 100 pies but then she thought, “No I’m going to set my goal higher!”  She set a goal of selling 200 pies.  Each pie sold for $15.00.  She had her sister help her with a flyer. Her husband texted all of his friends and with the help of facebook she had sold 120 pies within 4 days!  Her 8 year old daughter delivered flyers in their neighborhood and Sunny paid her $2.00 for every order that came from the flyers.  Her daughter raised enough money to buy her own bike!  Last week was her third week and I’m pleased to let you know I ordered the 200th pie from her!  Within a three week period she had achieved her goal!  I love this story because it illustrates that anything is possible!  Sometimes we just need to be creative and think outside the box.  If you dream it, you can achieve it.  As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t either way you are right.”  Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for herself, Sonny acted and kept at it until she had achieved her goal.  The other lesson learned is that people who care about and love us want us to succeed and if they know how they can help they are usually more than willing to do whatever they can. She was amazed at how everyone she asked wanted to help her succeed.  They wanted to support her and all she had to do was ask.   This season, Sunny will be sporting her brand new tri bike, appropriately named, “The Pie Bike”.

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