I was inspired by a documentary on TV last night that showcased the life of Harlan Ellison, the writer of the original Star Trek series. His openness is profound - expressed both in anger and wisdom - so I started a little research. I found this quote:
"Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment."
This provoking quote (on Memorial Day, no less) began an expanding thought process about memories and how we impact those around us.
As I continued to find more quotes about memories, I found a great deal of wisdom Here are some of the ones that I like:
I love finding quotes written in children's books. Some of the best lessons are taught in them. Unfortunately, we grow up and forget what someone once told us in an entertaining story. That is one great reason to be a parent or grandparent - it gives us a second chance to learn those lessons.
My goal for today is to continue to recall those who have made an impact on my life and to hold them up in memory of the things we have shared. Some of those people are the real estate buyers and sellers in and around The Woodlands. Others are family and close personal friends. Still others are those who have crossed my path in the past and left particles of stardust in my heart...eventhough we are unlikely to be face-to-face again.
I hope that everyone that reads this post will take just a moment to remember those people that touched your life in some special way. If you get the chance, let them know. If they are an inactive client (aka: "past" buyer or seller of real estate), simply find the time to talk to them. After all, as Harlan Ellison reminds us, time will carry this day away like the wind...make it count.