For anyone that has been involved in real estate the last few years, whether buying, selling, renting, Realtoring, loan modifying, attempting to qualify, or working as a bartender next to the local real estate office, these have not been the most "thankful" of times.
Indeed, just learning to survive has become an almost clarion call. So when a friend recently asked me what I was thankful for, I paused and tried hard to come up with something that was not completely contrived.Was I thankful for my health? (I'm not really in that great of shape anymore.) Was I thankful for my possessions? (I'm almost losing my shirt!) There has got to be something I'm thankful for.Then, after what seemed liked a very long time; a football game, a trip to the grocery store, and a drive to the office to pick up some paperwork, I opened the refrigerator door, and found "leftover's" from the Thanksgiving Day party the day before. A group of friends had thought enough to leave it there for me.And that's when it finally hit me. I used to take great pleasure in my car, my possessions, and all my stuff that I don't ever really use that much, and didn't really think about other more"sentimental" things. So now more than ever, I am "thankful" for my friends. Ok, so it only took all of Thanksgiving Day to figure it out, but at least now I have an answer.Johnny "Culdesac" Yankoviak www.johnnyculdesac.com