Cherish Yesterday, Dream of Tomorrow, Live Today

Cherish Yesterday, Dream of Tomorrow, Live Today
With that said–
Here I am at an Open House with a rainy, windy, storm
swirling around me and the house. I am not afraid at all
because now I am inside where it is warm and comfortable.
Putting up the signs, well that was a different story, I really
got soaked. While waiting for the customers to brave the
storm, I shall take a minute to catch up with you.

Now that we are nearing Thanksgiving, which by the way is
my favorite holiday, we usually begin to count our blessings.
So, I shall start counting:

I am so fortunate that even though I grew up in a less than
prosperous home, I have had the opportunity to experience
life at many levels. Sometimes life is great and everything I
touch turns to gold; other times life does not go well.
However, this is one of the joys of living in America, no
matter what level of life I am experiencing, the American
Dream keeps me going.

I will never know why God let me be born at this location on
Earth, but I am certainly glad that He did. I was fortunate to
be raised on a farm, where we learned how to work with
nature and our environment. Daddy had been in WWII, so he
was very proud of the freedoms that he and others had
fought for, and that same respect and desire for freedom
soaked deep into my soul.

Real Estate was not what I thought I wanted to do when I
grew up. I wanted to be a wife, homemaker and most of all

I wanted to be a mother. Having younger siblings and
babysitting for others early in life made me realize just how
much unconditional love a baby, a toddler, a young child can
give. I liked that a lot, so consequently on towards mother
hood I went. Anyone who knows me realizes just how
important my, now grown sons, David and Michael have
been in my life. If I could go back and erase all the mistakes I
made I certainly would, but of course that is nonsensical. As
children they filled my heart with love, and as adults their
families grow and make life endearing.

My clients and customers also become such a large part of
my life. During the weeks it takes to market a home or
orchestrate a sale, I really grow to care about the people that
I help with their real estate needs. Most often we stay in
touch for a long time after the closing.

Even though I became a Realtor because I wanted to be self-
employed, and help people purchase their first, second or
last home, it turned into an amazing career. So, each day I
start with an open heart and mind to discover just what may
be waiting for me to experience.

Yeah! I think the rain has stopped…I am off to search for a
rainbow. Oh wait, customers are arriving, and they are eager
to shop for their new home. Back to business for now.
Best regards to everyone and Happy Thanksgiving


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The Beat Goes On

      THE BEAT GOES ON…is a very uplifting song from the sixties. The lyrics of that song
still surface in my mind whenever I spend time with my children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren. Had someone told me, when I was a young adult, that I would still be
practicing my trade long after becoming a grandmother, I would have been a bit surprised.
I am, however, still enjoying every aspect the real estate business.

      When I returned to the business after a health sabbatical, I was amazed at how, even
though the information process had changed, the pleasure of helping people with their real
estate needs remains a passion of mine. The people I meet, both purchasers and sellers,
are a joy to work with. Each day is a new beginning. Someone or many people may need my
help each day. I also get to learn from the people I meet each day.

      It has been almost a year since I have returned. I admit it has been somewhat of a roller
coaster ride. First to team or not to team, that was a question that took three or four
months to decide. Not to team, was the decision, or at least not just yet. Most likely I
will create a team under the umbrella of Keller Williams. Since I ran my own business for
years it was very difficult to become part of a team culture, though I truly respect the
teams that have been created here at KW.

      Newsletters are far more fun when everyone contributes to its production. Do you have a
list of great “Air B & Bs”, an amazing recipe for a casserole, that is easy to carry to a
potluck? Did you, your children, or family member win an award recently, or have a
birthday, wedding or something else to celebrate.

      I know that we now use Face Book, Twitter, Instagram and so on for social media, but
sometimes it is fun to share the old fashion way, using complete sentences and paragraphs.

     With all this said I shall start sharing with some of my favorite quotes from a book that
Lisa Kreutz sent me when I was recovering from shoulder surgery.

“The Cave you fear to enter contains the treasure you seek.”         by Joseph Campbell

“Experience is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first and the lesson after.”      by Vernon Law

Happy 60th Anniversary Ken and Lee Evenson


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