GOOD MORNING EVERYONE:
Welcome to this edition of The Metro Message.....Way to finish STRONG! We just finalized the statistics for December and RE/MAX Metro agents closed 88 transactions equaling just over 17 million dollars in sales. GREAT JOB! Let's keep the momentum going through January. (…and people say nobody moves in December.)
As we prepare for the week ahead, let us keep in mind that each day that we go through is gone forever. Let us not dwell on it, but rather use it to our advantage and make the very most out of each and every day. I would encourage you to look at each hour of the day as a building block of your future. Are you doing something of value that will make you a better person down the road? Are you helping others in their lives? Are you just getting through the day or are you actually living. We all must do a few things we may not want to from time to time. The challenge is to do them with a smile and in the best way that we can. Make sure you try to get enjoyment out of everything you do this week. One thing is for certain in this world - Everyone Dies, But Not Everyone Lives.
THE DEW DROP
By: Peter Hughes
As the sun rose, a dew drop became aware of its surroundings. There it sat on a leaf, catching the sunlight and throwing it back out. Proud of its simple beauty, it was very content. Around it were other dew drops, some on the same leaf and some on other leaves round about. The dew drop was sure that it was the best, the most special dew drop of them all.
Ah, it was good to be a dew drop.
The wind rose and the plant began to shake, tipping the leaf. Terror gripped the dew drop as gravity pulled it towards the edge of the leaf, towards the unknown. Why? Why was this happening? Things were comfortable. Things were safe. Why did they have to change? Why? Why?
The dew drop reached the edge of the leaf. It was terrified, certain that it would be smashed into a thousand pieces below, sure that this was the end. The day had only just begun and the end had come so quickly. It seemed so unfair. It seemed so meaningless. It tried desperately to do whatever it could to cling to the leaf, but it was no use.
Finally, it let go, surrendering to the pull of gravity. Down, down it fell. Below there seemed to be a mirror. A reflection of itself seemed to be coming up to meet the dew drop. Closer and closer they came together until finally...
And then the fear transformed into deep joy as the tiny dew drop merged with the vastness that was the pond. Now the dew drop was no more, but it was not destroyed.
It had become one with the whole.
WORDS TO LIVE BY...
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
The best way out is always through.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.
Cyrus A. Bartol
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
They can because they think they can.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
LET'S MAKE THIS THE BEST WEEK OF THE YEAR!!!