We picked up two loaves of bread the other day from one of our favorite local bakeries, Great Harvest Bread Company. Let me tell you, there are few things more singularly delicious than sinking one's teeth into a soft, freshly baked piece of bread. And when it's challah or cinnamon bread, two of my favorites...well, it's like a little slice of heaven here on earth. :)
As we enjoyed a little break, my husband made a passing remark which went something like this...'just six things'. Now if you knew my hubby, you would appreciate that he is a man of relatively few words, so one learns to pay attention when he dispenses them. So, I inquired about what he was referring to.
Well, he was looking at the label on the bread loaf and noted how simple the ingredient list was. Remember the days when bread contained ingredients that you didn't need a science degree to understand? I picked up the loaf to see for myself. The list...white flour, honey, eggs, water, yeast and salt. That was it! All that taste and flavor from just a few simple ingredients.
Made me think about our jobs as real estate professionals. At a time when there's so much hype about this and that...social media, online advertising, online networking, personal promotion etc, etc...doesn't it still boil down to just a few simple things?
My dad used to say, 'it's not about what you know, it's about who you know'. I learned that you Treat people the way you want to be treated...don't manipulate, don't deceive...what goes around comes around. Then there was this...'whatever your hands find to do...do it with ALL your might.' And...always keep an open, clean heart...clear those accounts every single night. And then one of my favorites...a simple African proverb; 'No condition is permanent in this world.' Just a few simple things, but I've found them to be vital in creating an enriching life.
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