I'm Thankful For ____

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors 0225104373

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



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Johnny Yankoviak

Weichert Realtors

7900 Sudley Road

Manassas, Va 20109


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Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

"I was lamenting about having no shoes on my feet until I saw someone with no feet..."

Working for Banks doing "Cash for Keys", I have the dubious honor of kicking people out of their homes.  Having lost everything twice in my Life, I understand their pain.  When I give them the bad news, I do it with a heavy heart, a lot of respect and tears in my eyes.  Next to losing a loved one, losing one's home is the most painful thing.   When I mention this to them, almost without fail, they always agree: this is by far a lesser pain and it puts everything in the right perspective...

Material things can always be made back; people lost you can never regain.   A Life rich with Friendships and Love is worth living.  I wouldn't trade all my worldly possessions for that! 

A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings...

You're on the right track now.



Nov 26, 2009 03:55 PM