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When Is Enough Really Enough

Real Estate Agent with Erlandson Realty

I ask you, how much is really enough? In 100 years will any one remember how many square feet your house was? What type of car you drove? How big your flat screen T.V. was,  I know they will remember what your bank account looked like. NO I don't believe that will matter much either. However have you ever thought to bring it to the simple. Help some one, or something. Find a cause and dedicate some time, or talents to this cause. Help a child in the area, make a difference in some ones life. because there is a ton more to life than just the Benjamin's. You see there is more to life than how much money you make. In the last two years I have worked less, made less, but have spent more time with my three daughters, than I have in the last 5 years combined. Sure the Hummer is gone, and so is the Kawasaki Trans-Mule, I am selling the convert able, and yes the last boat is going too. But if I can make a difference in my children's life, as well as spending time with their friends, maybe just maybe they will grow up to be the type of parents I wished that I had, the kind of parent I am today. Make a difference in a childs life.


I remember a T.V. commercial where the kid said to the mother who was on her cell phone, I wish I could be a client of yours... the next scene you see her at the beach with her kids. We all need to survive, but we need to take some time and make a difference in some ones life, so in a 100 years, they will remember you.  Till next time


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Eric Ristey


Comments (7)

Lisa Walston
Atlas Property Group and Abbey Church Properties - Greenwood, IN

I so agree. There is nothing more important than making life  a little better for someone else, especially a child.

Apr 12, 2010 01:43 PM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Metro Life Homes - Palm Springs, CA
California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407


What you are saying here is EXACTLY the change in attitude that we need in this country.

The primary focus being on the almight dollar has created corporate greed in this country that has manifested itself into unemployment for some while CEO's get million dollar bonuses, great health care for some while others become ill or die from lack of affordable health care, and 2 or 3 member households living in enormous estate homes while families of 8 or more lose their small homes to foreclosure or bankruptcy.

And lastly, due to all of that, parents have to both work to try and make ends meet, which means less quality time with their kids.

Apr 12, 2010 01:51 PM
Charlie Gantz
Keller Williams Commercial, Tampa Bay - Saint Petersburg, FL
J.D., M.B.A.

You're on the right track Eric.  If only we have enough time to truly make a difference once we got rid of the goodies we thought we had to have to be happy.  Charlie Gantz, Greenwood, IN; J.D., M.B.A.; Owner/Principal Broker, Atlas Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Apr 12, 2010 01:53 PM
Michael Collins
*ROCK REALTY|Broker|Realtor|Real Estate|WI Short Sale Agent* - Janesville, WI
CDPE, SFR , Wisconsin Short Sale Specialist Realto

Great Blog Eric!  It's great to hear that you have gotten to spend more time with your kids.

All the best!

Michael Collins - Broker
Rock Realty

May 12, 2010 05:14 AM
Eric Ristey
Erlandson Realty - West Salem, WI


May 14, 2010 03:42 AM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

My family here donates each month to various charitable organizations, and then at least once a quarter, we spend some time working at one of their projects. It adds to the life experience.

May 19, 2010 07:46 PM
Eric Ristey
Erlandson Realty - West Salem, WI

That is something my family will have to look into. Sounds like it could be a rewarding time, as well as a educational time for the whole family. Russel, thanks for the post

May 20, 2010 03:58 PM