Weekend Wisdom We Receive What We Believe

By
Real Estate Agent with Dirt Road Real Estate SA676002000

Much of life is about our expectations, our beliefs. This is a favorite short story of mine and totally relates to real estate.

 

A young man was walking into a town. On the outskirts sat a home with an old man in his rocking chair. The young man walked up to the old man and politely asked “What kind of folks live in this town?”

 

The old man replied with a question “What kind of folks lived in the town that you came from?”

 

The young man replied “Those folks were mean, cheap, disrespectful, not friendly, not really nice.”

 

The old man said, “Then you will find those same folks here.” The young man said, “Thank you and walked away from the town.”

 

Later that day, another young man walked into the same town and stopped by the same old man. He too asked the same question of “What kind of folks live in this town?” Again, the old man replied with a question “What kind of folks lived in the town that you came from?”

 

This second young man answered, “The folks were kind, generous, respectful, friendly and really very nice.” The old man said, “Then you will find those same folks here.” The second young man said, “Thank you for your time and walked into town.”

 

This story is about expectations along with mindfulness. So often we do receive what we believe.

 

Graphics Courtesy of Pixabay.com

 

Posted by

Leanne M. Smith, MS, GRI, rCRMS

2018 KGVAR Rookie Realtor of the Year-55+
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Comments (18)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Wise words!

Feb 23, 2020 12:44 PM
Leanne Smith

Thank you for that affirmation.

Feb 23, 2020 04:08 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Leanne - and that story is quite "telling".  

Feb 24, 2020 04:20 AM
Leanne Smith

Good morning and yes it is quite telling Michael Jacobs 

Feb 24, 2020 05:06 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Leanne loved this post and oh boy how true on so many levels, Endre

Mar 02, 2020 09:52 PM
Leanne Smith

Thank you so much Endre Barath, Jr.  for those very kind words. 

Mar 06, 2020 06:50 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It is said believe you have received it and it shall be given. I find this to be TRUE!

Mar 09, 2020 01:32 PM
Leanne Smith

Agree when I facilitate I demonstrate through a formula we do indeed receive what we believe. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Laura Cerrano 

Mar 09, 2020 06:05 PM