The life and times of a REALTOR are challenging enough without drastic economic changes impacting our market places. Today, our profession is more challenged than ever with markets declining and continued negative press.
Even the Real Estate Giants, who appear above the risk range, are reporting sharp concern for the negative impacts to their business.
For Maggie and for all of us, I share this comforting story that appeared recently in my email inbox....from an unknown author....on a day when I needed the inspiration.....perhaps you know someone who would be warmed by the message also:
WHEN YOUR HUT'S ON FIRE
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited
island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him.
Everyday he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to
protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.
One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut
in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had
happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief,
and anger. He cried out, "God! How could you do this to me?"
Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the
island! It had come to rescue him!
"How did you know I was here?," asked the weary man of his rescuers.
"We saw your smoke signal," they replied.
The Moral of This Story:
It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't
lose heart, because God is at work in our lives.... even in the midst of
our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems
to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the
Grace of God.
P. S. You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who
feels as if their hut is on fire today.