Who Remembers YOU???

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Kate Writes Right

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:Friends

"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:

Dr Suess: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Winnie the Pooh: "Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave."

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt: "Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart"

William Shakespeare: "A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow."

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.

Comments (5)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Kathi!  I love this post--excellent quotes to live by and I too, love reading to children and being reminded of some of the best quotes that I learned during my childhood.

Have a great day...

Debe in Charlotte

May 26, 2009 12:38 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Kathi,  what a wonderful post!  Some great quotes here as well.

May 26, 2009 02:46 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I learned the Shakespeare quote way back in senior English in high school there in Texas. Unfortunately, I didn't start practicing it until I was 38.

Happy December!

Dec 04, 2009 07:16 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Happy Wednesday!

Aug 03, 2011 08:06 AM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado; Spring is here in the Rocky Mountains

May 15, 2012 02:01 AM