Strength can be found in the stangest places: reaching out for light

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

I went to a listing appointment the other day. I remember the day well because it was one of those unbearable cold days that become synonymous with Wisconsin winters. I did not get any ice fishing, snow mobile, or anything else fun like in this year. Heck, anticipation had me sell my snow blower. This I should have kept and then sold it. The new year is taking off, my objectives are in order, my game plan is fine tuned, and I tend to be picking up every phone in site with the thought of a prospect on the other end.

As I walked up to this home and I was thinking who in the world would want to be out walking in this noise I was taken back by something that really made me think that everything is reaching for strength, for growth, for light. The door I went to was on the southeast corner of this home and right next to the door was a window well, and a dryer vent going. Looking down I saw the start of little heads, perhaps tulips, or some type of perennials taking advantage of the sun light, and the heat from the dryer vent each day. It is truly amazing how tenacious and determined some things are. 

 

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Jo-Anne Smith
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Tom,

You are one of the very few people I know who would notice these tiny little miracles and turn them into an analogy on life and business......

I believe that life is forever longing for itself, and as you said, 'reaching for the light' and expanding outwards. It's beautiful, isn't it?

enjoyable post, thank you

~Jo

Jan 30, 2009 10:11 AM #1
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Bobbi Sedok
Century 21 Moline Realty - Cambridge, MN

That really made my evening.  I really enjoyed seeing that.  Being from Minnesota myself I know exactly what the weather is there and it makes me happy to think it is possible to see Green this time of year.  Thanks again!

 

Jan 30, 2009 12:17 PM #2
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Fran Gaspari
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Tommy,

I love crocuses and the other early signs of Spring...If you miss them, you're missing IT...!!! Thanks,   Fran

Jan 30, 2009 01:27 PM #3
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Tom, your enthusiasm is contagious!  I too can't wait to see green and the spring time colors!!!

Jan 31, 2009 12:16 AM #4
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Bo Hussung
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Tom, life truly has an energy all it's own and it can not be quelled or stopped. That is a beautiful story to bring this point home

Thanks

Bo

Jan 31, 2009 02:01 AM #5
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Crocus and hyacinth give one hope. They are typically the first signs of spring. When I lived in Minnesota, those were the first flowers I'd see popping up through the snow. Later, they were followed by tulips and daffodils. It's a good feeling to know the snow isn't forever and spring is around the corner.

Of course, my daffodils in Sacramento are already in bloom and the tulips are just starting to grow. :)

Elizabeth Weintraub Land Park Real Estate Agent in Sacramento

Jan 31, 2009 02:23 AM #6
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Hi Jo

How are you? Thanks for the compliment. The little things in life are more revealing these days.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Jan 31, 2009 04:01 AM #7
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Bobbi

Think Green

Tom

Jan 31, 2009 04:05 AM #8
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Fran

Spring is upon us.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Jan 31, 2009 04:06 AM #9
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Kristin

Have your best year ever.

Tom

Jan 31, 2009 04:07 AM #10
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Bo

More energy back at you buddy!

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Jan 31, 2009 04:08 AM #11
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Elizabeth

I love daffodils. I bet things are really starting to come to life by you. It is still cold as can be here. I bet it is hard for you to forget those Minnesota days.

Look forward to talking soon.

Tom

Jan 31, 2009 04:10 AM #12
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Such a simple picture, but it really does show the determination of those little plants!

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Jan 31, 2009 05:25 PM #13
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Todd

Simple, yet a viable force.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

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