I Am Forever Grateful For Many Blessings

Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

Debe Maxwell, CRS is hosting the ActiveRain Challenge the month titled "Thankful Thoughts:  ActiveRain's November Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge".  This has been an easy challenge for me in the past, because I have MUCH to be grateful for.  For this challenge we get to write one blog per week for this month. 


For my first blog in this challenge I wrote about how "Grateful I am To Be Able To Enjoy Gorgeous Fall Colors Every Year".   For this second blog it will be focused on the gratitude I have for those who have helped me succeed in my career.

  • First and foremost the number one factor in the success of my business, has been my faith and reliance on God to see me through whatever comes my way.  From the very first day in my sales career, God has been a part of it.  My faith that God will guide me through life and business, has given me an incredible peace of mind to know no matter what, God will see me through whatever I face.  I truly believe that, and it has been shown to me over, and over.   One of my later entries will be about the church I attend and how it is a large part of my life.
  • The unwavering support of my wife.  She is an incredible woman, who has put up with the crazy amount of time I put into my business especially early on.  In the 49 years I have been in sales, there has never been a time I have not answered my phone and responded to my clients.  That means late in the evening, weekends, holiday, and yes even vacations.  We have been through some lean times where she did without and never complained, and kept on supporting me no matter what.  To say I am thankful to have her as my wife does not come close to what I feel.  God has truly blessed me.  It took God taking me 3,000 miles away from home to receive this blessing, but He did, and used an unconventional method to bring us together.
  • I am thankful for all those who have trusted me with their clients.  Especially the Realtors who put their trust in me to take care of their Buyers, and secure the financing they need to purchase a home.  A number of these Realtors are a result of meeting them and making a business connection through ActiveRain.  Yes, as many have written so far ActiveRain has played a role in my business, and the connections I have made.

God has blessed me in these ways and many more.  He has always put me on the path I need to be on, and blessed me beyond what I need and most certainly beyond what I deserve.


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Comments (21)

Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning! Having a supportive family and a strong belief system are the foundation of your success. Great share!

Nov 14, 2023 02:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. A strong belief is a strong foundation and a strong foundation supports all above it. You have that strong foundation. Enjoy your day.

Nov 14, 2023 04:03 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Strong spousal support is so important. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Nov 14, 2023 04:56 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You certainly deserve all of the blessings in your life, you are a good man!  I am glad that we get to interact on a daily basis in the Rain!

Nov 14, 2023 05:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, George... faith, a supportive spouse, loyal clients... the secret sauce to a successful life.

Nov 14, 2023 05:15 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Having the support of your life partner is so important to a successful career in anything. And yes, if it were not for ActiveRain, our paths most likely would not have crossed.

Nov 14, 2023 06:06 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

So many people are wishful for the things they don't have rather than thankful for what they do have!

Nov 14, 2023 07:02 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George Souto - Your unwavering belief system in a time when we are tested every day shows how solid it is.  God and the Universe know this: guided you to your wife and tested you again through lean times. Your commitment to your clients leads REALTOR®s to your doorstep with a flow of clients for you to help.  And we all know Who is behind this as well.  

Nov 14, 2023 08:40 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You have lots to be grateful for, George.  I'm envious of your New England fall colors.  However, ours have finally began to turn.

Nov 14, 2023 06:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

George- You are truly blessed, and I know this not only from this particular post but from reading all of your posts. It's easy to see that you have a strong faith and equally strong support system. 

Nov 14, 2023 08:01 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto -May God be with you and continue to bless you and your famiy in abundance. Having faith, hope, and charity mixed with an understanding spouse makes you a better man. 

Nov 15, 2023 05:42 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

What a wonderful post you have written! God is good and you are most definitely blessed in your business and personal life, George. 

Nov 15, 2023 05:46 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello George Souto I love reading your gratitude for those who helped you succeed. 

Number one is your faith and reliance on God to see you through whatever comes your way.  This resonates with me. I cannot imagine life without Faith. 

Your wife is a precious jewel. If I were not in the business I am not sure I would have the patience if my partner was putting in so many hours.  


Nov 16, 2023 06:56 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I agree with what Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist said above. Having your wife's support and encouragement is huge! I have to say, your post is extremely well-written and the emotion shows through. Great job!

Nov 16, 2023 05:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, George, for sharing some of your gratitude.

I am also lucky to have a very special wife...now for over 58 years.

Nov 17, 2023 10:02 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

I really enjoyed this gratitude post. You really are blessed in many ways and you have shared that beautifully.


Nov 18, 2023 01:06 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

Wonderfully said George!  It is wonderful to love what one does and have the ones you cherish support you.

Nov 19, 2023 04:21 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

George Souto I wish you did business in my State you would have all my mortgage business 

Nov 20, 2023 11:56 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

OH my goodness, how I love this post, George! Having a cheerleader in your corner who ALSO puts up with a healthy dose of workaholism, coupled with a strong faith is truly a blessing in this life. I know your Realtors® and your clients are so thankful for your loyalty AND your dedication to them. An exceptional lender is a HIGHLY valued asset in our business!

Thanks for another fantastic post of gratitude for this month's challenge, George. See you tomorrow!

Nov 20, 2023 06:55 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

I bet this is really true George!
"To say I am thankful to have her as my wife does not come close to what I feel." 

Nov 27, 2023 06:39 PM