Mojo moment

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Mojo is the moment when we do something that's purposeful, powerful, and positive.  It has the power to influence us to continue to move forward despite all the challenges we face.

A couple of weeks while on my morning run I came across a little old lady who I have come to expect to see, each and every morning as she walks her yorkshire terrier on the greenbelts of Kingwood TX.  This day was different however.  She was standing off to the side with a leash in hand but no dog.  I slowed, removed my head phones, and noticed she was crying.  I asked her if I could be of any help and she said her dog had gotten away and she could not find him.  She pointed in the direction he went and off I ran after him.

Just a hundred yards or so later I saw the dog but as yorkies can be, he was not about to give in to my pleadings. I chased him for about a 1/2 mile when he finally gave up.  I scooped him up and ran back to the woman in distress.  I handed the dog back over to her, she thanked me, I put my head phones back on, and continued my run without much thought as to what had just transpired.

A few days later I came upon this little old lady again.  She had her dog with her and I could see she wanted my full attention.  I stopped to see what she needed.  She began to tell me that her husband passed away many years ago.  With tears in her eyes she described how important this little dog is to her, he is her "life support", her companion and best friend.  She then handed me a gift card and thanked me again for helping her out.

I am constantly amazed at the significant impact small acts of service can have on others.  One of the great joys I have of working in the real estate community is the benefit I have of witnessing the great service my clients offer to others.  Though you may not always get a gift card or even a thank you for what you do, I hope you take comfort in knowing that there are many who are touched by your kindness and patience.

Posted by



 Max VanNatter


Comments (4)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Max, That was so good of you to take your time to help this lady in need. And it was good of her to do a little something extra to show you she appreciated your effort too. You are a kind person to respond to her distress.

Sep 09, 2012 11:42 PM
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Max, little dogs can be difficult when they don't want to be caught. It was good of you to chase it until it tired, I'm sure most people would not have had the patience to do so. You are banking some very good Karma my friend, it will come around one day when you are in need.

Sep 09, 2012 11:47 PM
Bud & Beth McKinney
Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United

Love your story!  How nice of you to notice her distress and help her, and then for her to take the time to let you know how much it meant to her.

Sep 10, 2012 12:57 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Max, what a wonderful story and how lovely that these random acts of kindness sometimes go both ways.

Sep 10, 2012 07:51 AM