STORIES THAT TEACH LESSONS (life reflection)

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with people first...then business Ran Right Realty 636943 licensed to thrill

I read a very meaningful story book one day that I never forgot. It was about a caterpillar who was traveling down the road and met other caterpillars doing the same. Then one of them became fast friends with each other and joined up. Both shared they had heard stories of good fortune, wealth and opportunities just up ahead. The two decided to seek these things out together

A GREAT DISTANT TOWER

They saw in the distance a great spiraling growth that towered into the sky with thousands of their like kind all lined up to climb it. They knew this must be the place of good fortune and got in line. Pushing shoving, cutting in front, disputes, fighting and fatalities...way too many of them were about. Dead & injured Caterpillars were all over the place. Finally after making their way through all that, their turn to climb up presented itself

THOUSANDS DETERMINED TO GET AHEAD AT ANY COST

They begin to climb up this structure and so did thousands of others on all sides of it. Many climbed over you, bump you, trick you and abuse you as they climb higher and higher toward the top where the supposed pay-off resides. As everyone is climbing and falling, caterpillars rain down on the climbers below making it very difficult to proceed. The two friends help each other up despite their injuries and setbacks. They keep climbing

ALMOST AT THE TOP

The determined two caterpillars finally through much struggle and injury make it to the top with one making if first up. He isn't there 2 seconds before he is knocked over and falls to the side. The other desperately holds on as he watches his friend bang into all sorts of others on the way down losing sight of him eventually.

WHAT HE FINDS...SHOCKING

He makes it to the top and sees everyone just pushing everyone else off the top. There is nothing there. No prize, or reward. No rest or comfort. In fact, there was no meaning or purpose in any of it yet caterpillars were dying by the thousands as he stood there trying to get up to all this?  He decided to leave the top on his own and proceeded to climb down

WARNING OTHERS TO NO AVAIL

He tried to tell everyone on the way down what he saw (nothing is there) and how you will all die a meaningless death if you continue. No one would listen as he kept pleading while climbing down. He reached the bottom and ran into his wounded friend and he helped carry him off to a quiet distance away. Both came to rest at a beautiful place and were so tired and spent that they decided to spin their cocoons and retreat from all this horror

TRUST YOUR INNER PARTS

Much to their amazement...they awoke new as butterflies and each flew into the first gentle breeze that came their way and the intended promise of a true and beautiful life took hold of them both. Both were happy for each other! There was no struggle and no will...just the true being of themselves and the truest part was...it was always there waiting for them to come home

BE NOT DISTRACTED

Everything beckons but is it profitable? We have been created to explore, question and test the circumstances we find ourselves in as we come and go. None of us have been here before making learning curves mandatory. Honor and hone your own and while you are at it, check in on your neighbor who may need a leg-up of some sort. If you have it...give it

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Just stopped by tonight to wish you and yours a happy holiday

Nov 22, 2018 08:30 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I never heard of this story but I thank you for sharing it, and your last paragraph. While we are exploring and questioning our lives, we need to be paying attention to others!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2018 02:55 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Hello William Feela ...your good will and peace on earth welcomed here

Hello kitty Kat Palmiotti ...many people  (case in point) don't have to be told

Nov 23, 2018 06:54 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Richie, thanks for sharing this story, and have never heard it before.   We work hard and hope to see a reward at the end, mostly!   

Nov 23, 2018 07:06 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Joan Cox ...some rewards come now & others yet to come. Your portion is assured dear lady

Nov 23, 2018 10:54 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Richie Alan Naggar - Wonderful story. I seem to recall reading it a long time ago. But I forgot all about it and reading it today gave me deeper reflection... kind of like those feature stars. But we're not going to go there, are we?

What he finds... shocking  was a real eye-opener. This would make a great commencement speech to graduates. It also reminds me of those promising jobs or careers where people are counting their money before earned. Lots of disaster for people who count their chickens before their eggs. 

Your sum was spot on. Filled with heartfelt wisom that I will keep in my heart forever.

Thank you. I needed to hear this. 

Nov 28, 2018 07:31 PM #6
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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May your cup of satisfaction always be filled Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI 

Nov 29, 2018 07:49 AM #7
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