(not so) Speechless Sundae ~ 2.19.12

Real Estate Agent with RadnorLake Video

Into Every Life...
     Someone much wise than me coined the phrase, "Into every life some rain must fall." Rain has been written about, sung about, danced in and the litany could go on ad nauseam, but you get my drift. Rain is a part of everyone's life.
     It was raining this morning while I was doing my daily calisthenics. Next in line was my 1.5 mile power walk. My inner voice kept telling me, it is cold, raining and I really don't want to do this. I had to make a choice. Listen to my inner voice, be weak and cop out on what I have committed to do or be inwardly strong, be resourceful and grow from the experience.
     Thank God someone invented umbrellas, boots and slickers. Donning them I realized, that when I am properly prepared, have the inner conviction and am focused on the final outcome; I can overcome anything that life throws my way…

This posting and the contents herein is the intellectual property of Michael Thornton, CEO of Creative Video Concepts. CVC provides high quality videos for the web, corporate, businesses and the real estate industry. We service Brentwood, Franklin, Nashville and the area surrounding Davidson and Williamson County TN. This post is a contribution to the ActiveRain Real Estate Network.

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Comments (22)

Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

There's usually a day when you're not in the rain Michael................ActiveRain.

Feb 18, 2012 07:23 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Michael.... it's better than a snow storm.... there's no power walking in the ice and snow....

Feb 18, 2012 07:27 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, those are wonderful inventions.  Necessity truly is the mother of invention.  Love your outlook.

Feb 18, 2012 07:34 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Michael, the March forecast looks like the weather temp will be above average and I am enthused...me I have to go to a gym in order to maintain my regimen...good for you...spring rain is bringing May flowers!

Feb 18, 2012 07:37 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Sir Michael~at this time of the year and where you're located just be thankful it's not snow.  Unseasonable warm temps and I'm not complaining

Feb 18, 2012 07:59 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I have to say, that looks like a wonderful scene!

And it looks a lot like my pad!  Love it!


Very kindly,



Feb 18, 2012 08:03 PM
James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Beautiful sunny morning here. My advice is to walk fast :)

Feb 18, 2012 09:03 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael,

Only the strong will persevere! Good for you..get out there and make it happen. We have rain also and are so grateful!! We need much more but are thankful for each drop!

Feb 18, 2012 09:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

One of the best times to photograph flowers is after the rain.  Maybe all of have lessons to learn from nature.

Have an outstanding week!

Feb 18, 2012 09:14 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Michael.  It is a bummer to be so disciplined.  No excuses work:)

Feb 18, 2012 09:18 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Michael, Sometimes we just have to decide to push through the obstacles....and sometimes we just like to watch the rain fall :)

Feb 18, 2012 09:23 PM
Leslie Godbold
WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio - Asheville, NC
Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living"

Michael, When we push through an obstacle (sometimes us) when have a sense of accomplishment in addition to other wonderful benefits!

Feb 18, 2012 09:34 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

So well said, Michael.  I'm a rainy day girl.  I love the rain.  I grew up on a river, wooded area all around the house.  The road into town was red clay and not much gravel in those days over in Choctaw County.  When it rained a good solid rain, the school bus could not get down my road and I got to play hooky.  There's just something about water falling out of the sky that thrills my soul.  I think I should have been born a fish.  You're my favorite blogger today.  Suggested this one.  Be back later to see if it got there. 

Feb 18, 2012 09:37 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my Daddy goes out walking in the rain looking like the Gordon's fisherman.  I laugh at him, but he's gonna get his walk in... he is 71.  Mom walks in the basement... rain or shine.

Feb 18, 2012 09:52 PM
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

So so true.   Hope your walk made you feel like a million.  Thanks for the morning inspiration.


Feb 18, 2012 09:59 PM
Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee 423-677-6677

I love rain.  I love the feeling of walking in the rain.  And better then that, I love coming in after walking in the rain and curling up in a warm blanket next to the fire place.

Feb 18, 2012 10:06 PM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

Great photo.  It's amazing when you look around you what fabulous photo opportunities abound.

Feb 18, 2012 11:27 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good evening Michael.

Words of wisdom accompanied with a beautiful picture.

Have a great week.

Feb 19, 2012 07:17 AM
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Michael, you are an inspiration!  I hate to admit it, but I really would like to see a picture of you in that yellow slicker, boots and umbrella.  I'm kind of picturing the kid on the Morton Salt box!  ;-).

Feb 26, 2012 12:11 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Michael

Michael my friend, that is such a mighty fine looking photo shoot of  Lily Pads

May the warm rays of Sunshine of happiness always find their way too and fall upon you and your family!

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Mar 09, 2012 03:50 PM