What a beautiful day it is here in Nashville, Tennessee! Not a cloud in the sky, and the chilled morning air will soon turn into a near-summertime afternoon. Today would be a great day to purchase a new home, wouldn’t it?
Earlier this morning, I checked my e-mails on the droid-phone thingy and found the usual “chain-forwards” from friends. You know, the e-mails that you really want to delete but you are afraid you may be asked about it later? Yes, those kind.
One such e-mail grabbed my attention. It said:
10-10-10 – This day will not happen again for another 1000 years. You will not be here for it. Make this day count.
Ok, so today is a special day. Shall we plan now for next year’s 11-11-11 special day? Surely there is something we can do. Anyway, it is Sunday and I am running late for church.
While driving, I was thinking through everything that I simply have to get done this week. The list keeps growing and I am avoiding admitting that there simply will not be enough days in the week to accomplish everything. Some things simply won’t get done. Its that simple. I’m doing all I can do, right? Or wrong?
In many churches, the time of year is now focused on Stewardship. You know, where you are asked to search far and wide within your soul and give everything you are capable of – and then just a little-bit more. (If you don’t feel you are doing your part in your church, these are great Sundays to miss.) :0)
A friend at church shared a poem. It applies to women too, but was written before “gender-neutral” verbage became the norm. You can change the reference to “woman” or “person” if it makes you feel better.
Allow me to share it with you because it was just what I needed to hear today:
The Man In The Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.
For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
He’s the fellow to please ‘ never mind all the rest
For he’s with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.
Then I got in my car and turned on the radio only to hear Michael Jackson singing “Man in the Mirror.”
Yes, this really is a special day.
(It will be even more special when someone buys a new home!)
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, Tennessee.