When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless. John Gardner
Today, we honor those that gave the ultimate service to others. Not only do we take time to recognize their sacrifice and offer encouragement to those families that live on without those that we love...but we also can take what they have offered us and apply it to our every day approach to daily life.
Countless famous people have told us of the virtues of service. Albert Swchweitzer said, "I don't know what your destiny will be but one thing I do know, the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."
We are in a profession that is often characterized by self-serving, greedy, pushy and inconsiderate people. But we know that the truth is something quite different. Although we can easily name those among us that fit the TV profile of selfishly rude, we can name a much larger number of real estate agents that work tirelessly for others...not only for the commission...but also to meet the needs of our clients...the real estate buyers and sellers.
An agent that used to work here in The Woodlands and she told me that often our work feels more like "mission work" because we often see people at their worst. Let's face it, making a move is often extremely stressful. If we can remain the "servant" to real estate sellers and buyers - while keeping our own boundaries and self-respect - our client lists will grow and multiply.
Thanks go to those that made the ultimate sacrifice. To their loved ones we offer our support and acknowledgement. And we thank you for your example that can be brought into our profession every single day.