Life is What Happens When You're Busy Making Other Plans

From our colleague, Jason Crouch, come these words of wisdom.

The title quote/lyric above appears in the song "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon.  I used to sing my son to sleep to that one when he was a baby, and it remains one of my favorites. 

I was reminded of that line the other day when I was eating lunch with my family at a nearby restaurant.  Every once in awhile, I have something happen that reminds me of how blessed I really am, and that was one of those moments.  It wasn't anything specific, just being with my wife and all of our children laughing together and enjoying each other.  Whenever I get think of it at times like that, I take a mental snapshot so that I can "refer" to it later. 

I am truly happy and content with my life.  Of course, I've had my share of struggles, but I don't think I've ever been more comfortable in my own skin than I am today. 

Kids grow up too quickly, and I remember when we found out that we were expecting our first child.  Now, that same child seems to be officially starting puberty, if his questions and concerns are any indicator.  This makes me feel a little bit old sometimes, but it's just part of life.

Rather than focusing on business and goals, which are transient, I try to put people first, because they matter.  I often imagine what my life will be like when I'm truly old (assuming I live that long).  Will I care if I have a nice home or lots of money, or would I prefer to have loved ones who know that I did the best I could to love them unconditionally?  I'm not saying that money is utterly unimportant, but it's not my #1 concern, nor will it ever be.

Some of the happiest people I know have little material wealth. 

Don't miss out on the life that God has planned for you by getting bogged down in the details of your business.  I promise you that you are here for a reason, and it's not just working.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsLottie Kendall • June 13 2010 02:43PM

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Lottie - Thanks very much for taking the time to re-blog this post of mine.  I'm so glad you enjoyed it.  Have a terrific Sunday!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 10 years ago

Lottie, wise use of the reblog feature! As always, thanks!

 

Posted by Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS (Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB) over 10 years ago

Lottie - Jason's said

"Some of the happiest people I know have little material wealth." 

On a trip to Ghana to help build a food storage building and teach English we lived amongst the poorest and the happiest people I have ever meet.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Hi Kathy, Why am I not surprised to learn that you take the time to help others? I'm sure you learned a lot while you were helping others in Ghana. My hat's off to you.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 10 years ago

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