If Cukes Could Talk...

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country

I love my garden.  It was only weeks ago that seeds were planted and watered and now plants are reaching for the skies and vines are slowly creeping up the trellises we built for them.  I have a morning ritual of walking the paths of my garden each morning to see what progress has been made while I was sleeping.  One particular morning last week I noticed that one of our cucumber plants had put out a squiggly arm to grab the trellis.  The light-green-string-like arm seemed weak, at best, but the grip it had on the trellis was undeniably strong.

I smiled at the wonderment of it all.  That plant was a seed a few weeks ago...and now here it was taking on a life of its own and pushing towards its intended purpose...to put out a crisp cucumber.  How in the world did it know to grab on to something stronger so it would be able to bear the weight of something so much bigger than itself?  It certainly doesn't have a brain...yet it knows that it cannot survive the upcoming challenges of wind and rain without being anchored to something else.

So, why is it that I...a human being with a brain (although that could be challenged by some)...don't know to do the same thing?  I imagine I could stumble through life on my own...but how much stronger could I be if I just grabbed on to the wisdom around me...giving me the "leg up" that I need?  I suppose if cukes could talk they would say, "Honey, you are the cucumber plant...and your friends are the trellis. If you grab on to their strength...you can put out better fruit".

What have you grabbed onto lately that could make us all stronger?  I'd love to hear it...

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Rainmaker
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Claire, and here I thought you were going to educate me all about cucumbers.  Instead I get a great lesson for life from the cucumber.  Who would thing?

Aug 26, 2010 02:48 AM #1
Rainer
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Nell Lindner
American Realty, Lake Jackson, TX - Lake Jackson, TX
Brazosport Area Specialist

Lately I have been lovingly reminded that there are people around me that are my support system... my family, my friends, members of my church and coworkers.

Aug 26, 2010 02:50 AM #2
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Claire,

Nice to see you're doing well in Boerne. That client that I talked to you about several months ago regarding the log home has still not bought anything. I guess it was just not meant to be.

Aug 26, 2010 02:54 AM #3
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Claire Record
Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country - Boerne, TX

Lora...it's known as the "bait and switch"...:)  I wasn't sure what title would draw people in...  Guess it worked...eh?  If you want to know anything about cucumbers...just ask.  Happy to share what I know.

Nell...it's easy to become a "Lone Ranger" when we get caught up in the tyranny of the urgent.  I too am learning how much I need all of you.

Wayne...good to hear from you.  As you can see...I am back into full time real estate.  The funny thing is...I am selling more log homes this way than the other. 

Aug 26, 2010 02:59 AM #4
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Well I pretty much reach out to AR and get support and education.  Of course God is the best one to grab onto.

Aug 26, 2010 04:20 AM #5
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Claire Record
Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country - Boerne, TX

Liz...you couldn't be more right.  He is our perfect strength...

Aug 26, 2010 05:49 AM #6
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Shelley Rowton
Move To Realty - Austin, TX
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I admitted to my sometimes business partner/officemate today that if I ever did anything other than real estate, we would have to do it together because we made such good sidekicks!  She's the Thelma to my Louise.  We all need a Thelma or two!  And I am soooooo jealous of your garden.  One day I'll have a big one again....

Aug 26, 2010 10:17 AM #7
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Claire Record
Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country - Boerne, TX

Shelly...that's a great partnership and friendship to have.  Those come once in a blue moon.  As for the garden...I am so blessed to have what I have.  Lots of sweat went into it...but we're starting to reap the benefits of it.  I'll be picking my first tomato tomorrow...albeit a cherry tomato...but nonetheless...a tomato.  Next week I'll pick my first batch of serano peppers.  Love it!

Aug 26, 2010 11:16 AM #8
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