REALTORS get to listen a lot. They listen to buyer clients' stories, they get to listen to co-workers, they get to listen to partners like those in the Title, Appraisal, Loan, Staging, and Inspector fields. So you hear a lot. About everything.
There's a saying that behind every outward smiling face someone is carrying some pain or burden. Although we work our way individually through our own problems which Norman Vincent Peale said are totally natural if you are alive, it dawned on me that
CLOUDY DAYS ARE FOLLOWED BY SUNNY SKIES
A little case in point. One young lady in her twenties was telling of the story of her dreams to first get a job to support herself and then eventually move to England. She was having a bad week where a heavy dump truck plowed into the back of her car. Luckily she was ok but not the car. She's not found a job yet, had to move back in with the parents. The parents have no sympathy for her predicament, nor her brother, and no one even seemed to be concerned that she was in such a major accident. We can't always pick the best of people for our family members. But her story changed as she truly felt good about friends in her life that she could go to that supported her through this struggle to get where she wanted to go. She could see in her mind her way through this cloudy period toward a day when things would be brighter for her. It struck me what great faith she had in knowing life is not all black and white. That while sure you will have some people that act cold and uncaring toward you, there are others who will give the shirt off their back in times of distress.
So sit back on your beach chair and enjoy the cloudy skies. They are not ALL what life is about. Sunny skies may be only the next moment away.
Oh, and my own cloudy day, I can't respond to my emails today cause something crashed on my computer. : )