Just in Time for the Holidays

The Grimley Family

Between their bills and a mountain of maxedout credit cards, the Grimleys only had $150 leftover each month to feed their family of four. Forget movies or new shoes or even candy for the stockings—how could they possibly provide basic nutrition for an entire month with only $150?

Almost overnight, the Grimleys’ finances crumbled into what seemed an irreparable mess, their once-bright future water-logged by terrible timing. On the very day Josh quit his corporate job, sick of the long hours and hectic lifestyle, Jacki noticed some strange bowing in the wood floors.

“I went to check the hatch under the house and it was swollen shut,” Josh recalls. Unbeknownst to the Grimleys, a water leak had been destroying their home. “Plumbing, electrical, walls, flooring and even some of the floor joists had to be replaced,” Josh says.

The damage to their home was so extensive they had to move in with parents while the home was remodeled. Their insurance paid for some of the repairs, but it wasn’t nearly enough. With Josh now unemployed, the Grimleys turned to credit cards to survive.

“I took another job making half of what I used to make and worked on remodeling the house in my free time,” Josh says. “We were barely making it paycheck to paycheck.”

Around this time, Josh heard about Melaleuca. The business plan sounded impressive, but first Josh wanted to try the products for himself. “We liked every product we tried, especially Renew® [Lotion],” Josh says. “My wife has a serious dry skin problem on her hands. Before Melaleuca, she was using steroid creams and going to bed with socks on her hands. Within three days of using Renew, her skin had improved so much she stopped using her other creams.”

The Grimleys enrolled on November 2, 2012, and put their all into building a Melaleuca business. When that first check arrived in the mail for $2,409, it quite literally saved their Christmas. “It saved our bacon,” Josh says. “We were able to give our kids Christmas and even give it to another family.”

Since then, Jacki and Josh have paid off $50,000 in debt using their Melaleuca income. Finances were so tight last year, the couple wasn’t able to do anything for their 10th anniversary, so now Josh and Jacki are taking an eight-day trip to Hawaii. And Christmas this year won’t be a time of stress and worry, but rather an opportunity to help others. They plan on providing Christmas for several families in need.

“We believe that the more you give, the more you gain, and we have a responsibility to go out there and provide for other people as well,” Josh says. “This is such an amazing company. It can bless so many lives if you just open your mouth. If you do, you’ll be blessed beyond what you can imagine.”


  1. Daqing Chu on December 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Nice story. I like the statement: the more you give, the more you gain. Melaleuca provides you opportunity to reach your goals.

  2. Josh Grimley on December 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    What a blessing it is to have Melaleuca in our life. Through this amazing Company we have had the opportunity to have our lives go from Tragic to Magic in less than a year. Not only are we getting Healthier and Wealthier but we are able to help hundreds and soon to be thousands do the same. Christmas Presents only last so long. Give the Gift of Melaleuca this year and it will last forever!

  3. Helen Copley on December 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Eleven years ago, I started my Melaleuca business. I was able to get off of Social Security disability and support myself. I have been able to help my son-in-law attend law school. I have also become healthier. It is so wonderful to enhance so many peoples lives.

  4. Nancy Sasser on February 6, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I love your quote about “it can bless so many lives, if you just open your mouth.” I have a really hard time approaching people, and I need to realize that I am not giving them the opportunity to decide for themselves what a great company this is. We’ve been customers for 12 years, and we get so much peace of mind knowing we are using better and safer products.
    I have printed your quote and put it on my wall, to help me remember that I am cheating them if I don’t “open my mouth!” :-)