How I want to be remembered is becoming more and more important to me. What am I doing today that I will be able to pass forward? What kind of role model am I? Because at the end of the day that is all that counts. Sure, the money is great to pass forward, but the values, the strength, the character building, the perseverance, the passion, the purpose, the calm, the reason, the attitude, that is what prevails. That special feeling that gives future generations the courage when they are challenged, to know that Arlene got through it, and they can too.
To me, we are here for a reason. We arrive with special Divine gifts that God wants us to use to help others. It means being still enough to hear God’s voice inside of us, guiding us, giving us direction. Sometimes it is a whisper, sometimes it is a roar. I came to know that voice and accept it, because when it feels good, when it is easy, its God’s Will, not mine. For years, I didn’t know that and consequently I was in a lot of pain going away from the Light instead of towards it.
Besides listening to God, I choose to practice truly listen to people tell their story, the bad, the good, and the ugly, and my intent is to quietly listen with no judgment, no comments, no fixing, just listen. If they are open to a solution, I am there to share my remedy with no expectations. Maybe they are not ready to implement the solution, and that’s O. K. At least, they know that I can relate to their pain, and their angst. You see, someone lovingly listened to me when I was in that painful place, and gently guided me to happier place and I want to pass that forward.
Passing forward the best version of myself is very important to me. It has been a journey. Because it is like an onion skin, as soon as you finish one layer, another layer is right behind. But that is what growth looks like. It never ends. So I show up, I do the best I can, and ask God for the willingness to be teachable and when that happens, teachers and lessons appear and that there is another opportunity to pass forward.
So that is why my work as the Real Estate Mom is more important than ever. I keep changing lives in a positive way with God’s help and it feels good. That is why I need to complete my book.
I love this time in my life. It only comes with age and experience and I get to share my hard earned wisdom every day. That is the legacy worth living for. I am going to practice it every day until I die.
Love and blessings,
Your Real Estate Mom