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This Blog post in going to be pretty brief and to the point and have nothing to do with business so just bare with me for a min.

The one thing the holidays days is make me step back and look at what is important in life andhow quickly things go change the world around you and your family. There was a time in my life just a few years ago when I was a builder that all I did was work I can honestly say I missed alot of my children's first few years because I would always tell my self I'm working all of these hours and missing all of these things to give them a better life then I had. I wasn't until I was in a very bad accident that I realized I was thinking wrong but that only lasted a few months and I was back to my old self. Now 4 years later I finally realize what happen back then.

In the last 2 weeks there have been two major accidents and taking the life's of two people. First was a woman in Des Moines, and the 2nd was a Soldier headed home for Christmas but did not make it. It wasn't until reading both of these news reports until I realized just how fortunate and blessed I was. These people had very similar accidents to me at far less speeds. I was hit by a cement truck fully loaded at over 60 plus miles an hr on the driver side just like these other two individuals. That day there was defiantly a higher power at work because the truth is the driver of that truck nor I should have survived that accident they driver of that truck was thrown from his truck as it rolled on its side and my truck was crush. We both where able to walk away on our own will with know major injuries. Every time I read a story like these recent ones I always step back and have to look at what is important and ask why I was spared that day and others are not. The only thing I can ever come up with is that was a life lesson to look at what is important that being my kids and family.

We get wrapped up in our day to day life's and when our next closing is going to be. When the reality is it really doesn't matter no matter where we are or what we have the only thing that really matters is that we have our families and we are in good health. When we can all get to that place in our minds good things do will and do happen. That is KNOWING WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

Kinda jumped around a little bit hope it made since or at least got my point.

Have a happy new year and a good start to 2011

Shane Torres, REALTOR® CDPE / SFR Certified RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts
1830 Princeton Dr. Ste C
Grimes, IA 50111
Licensed Real Estate Agent in Iowa

Phone 515-202-5894
Fax     866-838-0904
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Crystal Wolverton
Commerce Title Company - Dallas, TX

Shane - such a personal story, thank you for sharing. It's always amazing me how eaisly I allow myself to be distracted from what's really important in life. But also, how if I just take a few moments to focus each day, how easily I can find my way back to the priorities which really matter. 

Dec 27, 2010 09:59 AM #1
Joyce Marsh
Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate | Central Coast Florida

Reading your personal message this morning helped me to remember that I too need to focus more on what is really important in life, and focus on the priorities that matter the most.

Dec 27, 2010 10:06 AM #2
Shawna Green
Keller Williams Realty-Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
The key to your real estate needs!

Thanks for sharing your story...sometimes we all need to take a step back and re-evaluate whats important...thanks for that timely reminder!

Dec 27, 2010 10:12 AM #3
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Best wishes to you and your family!

Feb 09, 2011 02:21 AM #4
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