Anita Smithson

2 M.E.I. means to M-otivate.E-ncourage.I-nspire Others- offering a Solution based tool to help with Overcoming Struggles in your Business- your Life- your Ministry/Calling

Archive for the month “November, 2011”

That Secret Place… (whatever emmotion you are feeling today, read this)

That Secret Place… (whatever emmotion you are feeling today, read this).


That Secret Place… (whatever emmotion you are feeling today, read this)

That Secret Place… wow, what a special place this is Friends, do you know you already have this in your {heart}? If you didn’t know, You just have to seek it friends and you will find it. Ask God to show it to you. He will, this is a special place that is ALL for you, no one can break it or steal it, its YOURS forever. So reassuring, that you are NOT alone.

As I was going to sleep last night, tossing in turning because I just wanted to get back out of bed and begin writting this.. but I didn’t (smile). I awoke this morning, I just felt lead and was so excited to share this with you all today.
Alot of us have at one time or are feeling…. maybe depleated, used/abused, lonely, anxious, sad, hurt, uncertain, unloved, just not right-something is off- basically ANY emmotion that you are feeling at this very moment. This song below is just so comforting @
Alot of people, especially this time of the year things get a little harder, maybe a little sad or feeling of loneliness sets in.. Did you know- Do you really know- ” there is a God who Loves you” a God who has never left you, even when you might of not asked Him to be there for you. He created you and loves you even when you may not love him. Or maybe you walked away from Him, maybe you don’t Completely Trust Him… He has NEVER left your side, He has NEVER stopped loving you.
God is such an amazing Lord, He is our provider, our friend, alpha and omega/ beginning and the end, He is our Savior, our Master, our King (did you know we have an Inheritance that is Glorious, we are Royalty)… this is Right “where I (YOU) belong, Lord. Take me to that place Lord, to that Secret Place Lord” * if you are NOT sure where this place is friend, I can help you discover it please reach out to me in a private message and I can help you, maybe you found it once and lost it- send me a message and lets talk”, God is waiting He has never left you- He is Right There beside you, do you feel Him?

{ Friends a little about my journey in Life…
I was raised in a christian home with very loving parents who showed me “what God’s love was all about- unconditional, never changing” and I have been to church all my life. I knew, what was right and what was wrong. But I do have little bit of a rebel side to me- and friends, even when I knew I was straying I did it anyways. I guess at that point in life, I wanted to prove something to everybody. I wasn’t done sinning. Years went by, I became a single mother to a little boy (now 14) and because of my choices had a very rough life for many years. God is good friends, when I was ready to Trust Him for a bit, He was right there and forgave me. Some more years went by and had another little girl (now 9) still not married, was drinking and not focusing on my relationship with the Lord. The father of my daughter and I got married, had another little boy (now 7) shortly after and after 3 years later divorced, ending in a physical and emmotional abused relationship. * * DID YOU KNOW Friends, God still loved me and forgave me- He got me thru it, then got me up and out of it. Wow what an Amazing God. Well I was so weak and felt so alone, all I had was God- so I leaned on Him again, it got to a point in my life “that” I finally knew what it meant to be on bended knees and lifting it ALL up to Him. Making the Lord, my main Source. Lets bring it Current- through it all friends, the ups and downs of the decisions I made… I am still here, my kids are still here and God has blessed with an amazing NEW husband and 2 more little girls ( now 2 1/2 and 7 weeks old). }
Friends, the Lord will NEVER leave you, no matter what you have done in life or will do in life- He will NEVER stop loving you and never will be mad at you. He will always Forgive. That brings me to my favorite part… “wrap me in your arms, wrap me in your arms”…ooh just writting this, I can feel His arms around me- do you feel them around you? such a comforting feeling this is, isn’t it?
I hope you enjoyed this reading today, my prayer today is that EACH person who comes acrtas this blog today is Blessed beyond words.. that they truely feel the Lord/ His Holy Spirit today.
If you are not a Christian that’s okay too… Find your Secret Place friend, in your heart Where you can feel exactly what the song says. Where you can feel assured, that things will be okay no matter what. That you are taken care of and your heart is right.
Thank you for taking time today to read my blog, I pray that you are blessed today and thru the week. Till next time friends. ~ Anita Smithson

A Cup overflowing…




Have you ever had a day, where you just fill so FULL of blessing, encouragement? Has someone just “over flowed” you with motivation and you just feel like you can accomplish anything?

Today was a that day for me, I was blessed being able to be amongst some amazing women in my personal life… was filled up and overflowing with inspiration, direction and clarity of “my purpose”. For what the Lord has blessed me with, the gift of encouraging and enrich others through my M.E.I. system for success.

So I encourage YOU to go out tomorrow and bless, encourage SOMEONE who is dear to you or is in your life….

What is M.E.I. you may ask, it is just that and more…

“having your cup overflowing from others or making it your (mission and purpose) to enrich someone elses life through overflowing their cup”



Focus on Using the M.E.I. System, go HERE

If you are CHOOSING to use the M.E.I. System to help Build your:

* Business

* Ministry

* Life

* Employee/Team Motivation

* Personal Growth

I would also encourage you to follow my other BLOG centered on Just my M.E.I. System. If you would also do me a favor and let me know that you applying the system and tips in your….. I would love to hear your feedback and such, email me at

Schedule your M.E.I. Phone Appointment-

Scheduling “Personal M.E.I. Phone Appointments” this week, paying it forward to my girlfriends this week.


I would love to M.E.I. you this week. Are you wanting a BOOST in your business? Simply by adding M.E.I. to your business- will change your “outlook” and “focus”…. motivation, encouragement and inspiration is all it is- but it’s HOW you apply it to your life and/or business is the key. would love to share it with you and M.E.I. you in what you would like to KEEP your focus on. Let’s connect

Have a fabulous, successful week ~ looking forward to connecting with you!

~Anita Smithson

It’s Friday~ Welcome to the Girlfriend Corner! Featuring, Kathy Calson

Welcome to the Girlfriends Corner, featuring my girlfriends of my network circle. Each week I will FEATURE a girlfriend of mine, who is Rockin’ her business and enjoys what she does. I encourage you to Connect and begin Networking with her.

* build your networking circle.


She is located in Roseville, California and is apart of a very cute company-

Paparazzi Accessories. Great gift ideas and very affordable product.

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Hi, my name is Kathy Carlson and I sell Paparazzi Accessories.

At Paparazzi, my whole goal is to provide my customers with fun, trendy, affordable jewelry and hair accessories. How do I do that? By offering you these items for $5! We also have a little girl’s line in which we offer their jewelry for $1.  I offer my customers the opportunity to host a party or purchase these items. I also display my product at homeshows, events and  several boutiques in the area.  I have had a great time doing this business because it isn’t all about the money, it’s also about meeting new people and really helping to make someone feel happy. I enjoy watcing as people come up to my table and few the products, they realize they can afford anything on my table. Maybe a client, is looking for the perfect earrings to wear with that new turtle neck- the joy of being able to help them find the “perfect” piece- it makes me feel as if I helped them have a better day! I really enjoy working my business!

* I am now offering Gift Cards for the holidays as well *

I would love to share my products with you. If you have any questions or would like to view my product please give me a call: 916-289-2806 or send me an email: I am looking forward to connecting & networking with you.

“Words of Encouragement” The Butterfly Effect

Happy Wednesday, I wanted to share with you some words of encouragement through a devotional I am reading. I hope you enjoy the reading and would encourage you to Reflect on it into your life.

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”  Zec. 4:10

Have you heard about the butterfly effect? In physics, it describes how tiny changes in initial conditions (such as the flap of a butterfly’s wings) can affect weather thousands of miles away. Imagine a fragile butterfly can alter weather patterns on another continent! Had it not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the weather system might have been vastly different. What can you learn from this? You may feel insignificant at times, as fragile as the butterfly. It may seem ike you’re just flapping your wings when you are standing alone for truth and honesty in th workplace or the home. You say, “What can I do in the face of a problem this big?” More than you think! Your faith, your words, your deeds, your prayers, your example, your kindness and persistence, can release the power of God and activate the forces of heaven to go to work in that situation, God loves to use things that we consider to be insignificant, like Moses’ rod which parted the Red Sea, or David’s slingshot that brought down a giant, or a boy’s lunch that fed a multitude. Your flapping wings can initiate changes that will influence lives around you for all eternity. Jesus said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Mt 17:20). It’s not about the size of the seed you sow, but about the God Who can make it grow. It’s not about the prayer you pray, but about the greatness of One Who answers prayer.

My personal Reflection from this reading today: I always go back to in my head, “Let Go, Let God” ONLY He has the answers and already knows our futures. When we Trust and Believe in Him alone, that He will bring us up out of any hard situation. Life begins to be a little easier and you can begin to have more clarity. I enjoyed reading and sharing this with you.

Now its your turn, What is your Reflection from the reading?


“Business Tip for Tuesday” the 3 Critical C’s to practice daily

* * * * Todays blog writting is “dedicted” to Home Base Business Owners out there and those who have a business that has employees or groups that have a team of people you associate and work with.  * * * *

Today I wanted to share with you a tool that I feel is very important when working any business and something to keep in mind each day that you apply yourself to your work. The 3 C’s that will Enhance Your Business and Life

These are critical and you should do them daily, both in life and in business Read along, and ask yourself at the end: Do you practice these daily?


“Building Community” is so important within your own team, your group @ your JOB and in your family! Building UNITY, sisterhood, a winning team drive, being there for eachother, having M.E.I. Letting others know you are there for them, if they need a pick me up or just a little M.E.I. from you. Taking the “I” out of your daily focus, and putting “We” instead… reaching out and communicating with 5 people a day- Building others, creates community within your team/ group unit and MOST IMPORTANTLY your family


This is such an Important part of success. “It’s all about helping others and mentoring others”. If you have a team, make sure to have constant communication with them. (each new consultant you bring in, make sure to SET a permanent time, you have with her/him weekly) With this tool, you have consistancy within your team and a relationship with them, beyond just being on your team- they find that they can build trust and confidence, knowing you are truely wanting them to Succeed- it’s about THEM not you!


“Create the Confidence within your team members, coworkers and family members”. It’s all about building them up and being there for them. Letting them know, They can do anything- that they truely desire with confidence- both inside and outside appearance at their parties and in life! Letting them know YOU are Proud of them, praising them and of course constant M.E.I. Confidence is contagious, within in our team, each member and the hosts they host coach to Successful parties. Give them YOU individual times, througout the month- let them know, THEY are very important part of the teams success, they matter! The confidence will GROW within your team!!!

Have a wonderful day, thank you for reading my blog post today. I do hope that this helps your business and your personal team GROW with Confidence AND Commitment!

Give of yourself to others, and it will all come back to YOU when you need it the most Full-fold! ~Anita Smithson

It’s Monday, time for “the Recipe Box”

Happy Monday!!! Grab a cup of coffee/tea and enjoy your reading….

I am so excited for Thanksgiving, aren’t you? My favorite part of Thanksgiving of course is the Fellowship with others, but let’s talk about the FOOD, for me it’s the Stuffing. So I am going to share with you a delicious stuffing recipe, you can also get some MORE recipes for your thanksgiving dinner at

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Awesome Sausage, Apple & Cranberry Stuffing (serves 10)

15 minutes Prep Work * 25 minutes Cook Time * 1 hour 40 minute Ready In Time



  •                     1 1/2 cups cubed whole wheat bread
  •                     3 3/4 cups cubed white bread
  •                     1 pound ground turkey sausage
  •                     1 cup chopped onion
  •                     3/4 cup chopped celery
  •                     2 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
  •                     1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  •                     1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  •                     1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
  •                     3/4 cup dried cranberries
  •                     1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  •                     1 cooked turkey liver, finely chopped
  •                     3/4 cup turkey stock
  •                     4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1.                     Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C). Spread the white and whole wheat bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until evenly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.
  2.                     In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.
  3.                     Pour sausage mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped apples, dried cranberries, parsley, and liver. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter, and mix lightly.  Spoon into turkey to loosely fill.

                            Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving

Calories:                            235                            | Total Fat:                            11.6g                            | Cholesterol:                            80mg

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So NOW that I have shared with you, a favorite recipe of mine and one I will be using in my thanksgiving dinner. How about You? What is your favorite part of thanksgiving and what is ONE of your favorite recipe to cook/ favorite dish to enjoy?? PLEASE SHARE in your comment below.

Success by Faith…

Today was an amazing day friends, the Subject of my post tonight.. is simple expressing the way I feel about the M.E.I. System (personally). So as I reflect on my day today.. and those who I was surrounded by and those who came within my path today. Those are the words that came to mind.. Success by Faith, see I believe God has gifted me the ability to help others, to M.E.I. others through His word, in their lives and in their businesses. To give them Motivation, Encouragement and Inspiration to MOVE FORWARD, to GO AFTER what they want and to GIVE BACK to others, to life others up… Success by Faith, to USE your God Given Spiritual Gifts the Lord has gifted you for Good of others! I have Faith in the Lord to bring people into my life, to purposefully put people in my path, to gift them a form of M.E.I.

Today I had the opportunity twice today, to M.E.I. women in my life.. one approached me and asked me, what M.E.I. is, what do I do. I had explained to her what it was and how SHE could use it in her life, with those around her and she smiled. Another lady, I approached and asked her for her # because during our time together she was expressing her pain she is going through and some other things… I felt lead to approach her and reach my hand out to her, give her a hug and ask for her info so that I could follow-up and M.E.I. her if it was once a week or daily. WOW, what a blessing in disguise with both situations I grew a friendship and received a new friend as well.

See the lesson, I would like to share with you all tonight is to M.E.I. someone or to use M.E.I. in your daily life… does not have to do with just Business, though it can help it tremendously BUT it also very much so has to do with Everyday living and giving to those around us. Today I saw that again, in my day and in the women I had moments with today. It confirmed to me, in what I am doing and teaching is Where I need to be and What I need to be doing!!!

In the simple act of M.E.I., not only are those who USE it effected in their lives or business, but I am BLESSED and GIVE THANKS to be able to share and use it as well.

* * * So take a moment friend, and ponder… Who could you M.E.I. over the Thanks giving holiday, dinners and gatherings? Who could use a little Motivation, Encouragement and/or Inspiration?? * * *

The M.E.I. System for Success, is NOT just for life, business it is also for YOUR DAILY WALK* if you are a christian or have faith, you can also use it in your journey, your walk, in your witnessing. WOW, what a reflection it was tonight.

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