Legacy of a Hundred Silly Blogs

Mortgage and Lending with On the Outside Lookin' In

 Messier 100 Galaxy31 July 2007 - Madison, Wisconsin

Somewhere along the way - according to the ActiveRain accounting method - I managed to post a hundred blogs

Now I hadn't planned on posting 100 of these things since I started in late March - I figured 100 Blogs would be a nice two-year supply at a brisk pace of one-per-week.  But here it is, so I brought my own fireworks...

Now the pics on the right and below aren't just ANY display of power and force - these are photos of the Messier 100 Galaxy.  Now 100 of anything would seem like a bit of a milestone, and I don't discount the attaining of it.  But if there are at least 100 GALAXIES out there, a little thing like a real estate blog seems somewhat insignificant in comparison.  And 100 people out of six BILLION would appear inconsequential in the scheme of things as we see it through mortal eyes.  And one person - well, that's a hundred times less important.

But that's not how God sees it.  We may perceive ourselves as a single grain of sand on an endless beach, our lives meaning little or nothing.  But to Father, who knows each of us by name, we are as important as any of those 100 galaxies filled with their billions of stars and planets, perhaps moreso.

 Messier 100 - in the constellation VirgoSo is my humble blog worthy of acknowledgement in a universe so vast and endless?  Sure it is, because I wrote it.  It's an expression of me, my life, and my existence.  It is me living a life I was given, fulfilling a portion of my creation as I learn and grow. 

Much like we do with our own child's stick-figure scrawlings, I'd be willing to bet my silly, simple blog is posted on some massive celestial refrigerator by a proud and loving Father - a monument both to my effort and His love

His love is His legacy.  I will try to make it mine.




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Mary Warren
Las Vegas, NV
Congrats on the 100th post...beautiful fireworks and beautiful blog!
Jul 31, 2007 05:25 PM #1
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Wonderful tribute and acknowledgement Art! 

"It's an expression of me, my life, and my existence.  It is me living a life I was given, fulfilling a portion of my creation as I learn and grow." 


And you are making it yours.

Jul 31, 2007 06:27 PM #2
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
100 blogs here, 100 blogs there... pretty soon you've got ActiveRain!  Seriously, congrats on achieving that milestone!
Jul 31, 2007 09:57 PM #3
Sarah Cooper
Real Estate Shows - Hurricane, WV
Amen, Art!! Congratulations on reaching 100!  And I like the way you think.  :o)
Jul 31, 2007 10:01 PM #4
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Art, Beautiful and inspirational post ! 100 blogs, congratulations !!!


Jul 31, 2007 10:03 PM #5
Ron Withers ----Retired Mortgage Professional
Kissimmee, FL


Worth acknowlegement.....absolutely!   To me you have conveyed...... I Am, I know It and You Know It and just somehow this small corner of our vast universe is just a tad bit better because of it. Great message!

Jul 31, 2007 10:28 PM #6
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Very well done Art, love the angle you took with this.  What you wrote was so very true!

Aug 01, 2007 12:16 AM #7
Aimee Ghimire
Phoenix Home Loan Expert (www.aimeeloans.com) - Phoenix, AZ


Congrats on 100 - that's great. I joined in March too but I'm only at 79 right now. Your tribute is very good.

Keep on.


Aug 01, 2007 04:12 AM #8

Mary - Thank you for stopping by and commenting.  I hope you're enjoying KW - good company.

Sally - Making our lives ours...I think that's our "job" in a way.  Thanks, WooHoo.

Margaret - I see you like fireworks, too - nice shot on your profile page of Washington Monument.

Sarah - Thanks for the visit - hope vacation was good for everyone.  We missed ya.

Aug 01, 2007 05:02 AM #9

Jo-Anne - Thank you - good to "see" you again, too.

Ron Withers - Well, Father knows, that part I'm sure of. 

Try to keep the FL real estate market warm until I get there. my home sale was delayed upstream.

Jason - Thanks.  Mark Twain said,  "Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said."  Maybe that pertains to our blogs, too (and my bad memory).

Shailesh - If I had a young family like you do, I'd have enough time for about THREE posts total!  100 posts is more of a footnote that a monument, kind of an AR rite of passage, I suppose.  The journey matters, the destination doesn't.  When I sailed in the merchant marine, I enjoyed the sea time as much as the port time, because to me it was all MY time and the clock never stops ticking.

Aug 01, 2007 05:19 AM #10
Andrew Campbell
ASAP Mortgage - Madison, WI
Art Congrats on 100-Keep them going as I love to read them!
Aug 07, 2007 11:20 AM #11
Art Blanchet
On the Outside Lookin' In - Sebastian, FL
Stranger in a Warm Land
Andrew - Thank you.  We Wisconsin guys gotta stick together...
Aug 07, 2007 05:13 PM #12
inactive AR account
Dayton, OH
That's quite lovely. Thanks for sharing 100 times.
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