Real Estate

So I thought for a minute I could talk about where I came up with "come sail away with me! Again, think of sticks the rock band from the 70s and 80s with hit singles like Renegade, Too Much Time on My Hands, Mr. Roboto, and yes, Come Sail Away (which I changed to "Sale" for the real estate theme (obvi)! I was first going to use Islands in the Stream by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton (corrected Myra) that goes more like this "sail away with me, to another world, and we rely on each other... ah ha...from one lover to another...ah ha," but that was already taken! Apparently I'm not as unique as I think I am! Ha ha! But, who ever really is? It's all relative I guess; I can feel very artistic in a room of scientist and very unartistic in a room of painters! I can feel very successful in my little hometown, and very unsuccessful in the big city of New York! Reality really is our own creation and is in our minds. We are what we say we are, we can be what we think we can be, and we set the bar for ourselves! Something that may be very valuable to me may look like a piece of junk to you and vice versa! I read a nice picture at a friends house in Tampa recently and it said "if you like what you have, you have everything you need." Now, like most things, I began to overthink this. I wondered if this saying is really true. I had to pick it apart, and rethink it. It sounded very rational and uplifting; maybe even encouraging to really appreciate the things that we already have, but I still couldn't put my finger on it--if we love what we have, do we really have everything we needed? In fact, the most important thing to me are my kids and my husband, but if I had only them and we were all stranded in the desert, would I have everything I needed? I feel like I would really need water at that moment and, obviously, water for my kids before myself. I don't know about my husband… I may drink before him! LOL! So as profound as the statement is, and as uplifting as it is, and as many signs as it has apparently sold, I still have to disagree with this tonight. I don't think if you love the things that you have, that you have everything that you need… Not always at least. It's all relative. And truth be told, we always need love, food and water, and some sort of clothing and shelter. No matter how much we love those around us. That's what it all comes down to is how you perceive things and exactly where you are, at what time, and your largest needs at the moment. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, and everything within us, just as quickly. I remember wanting nothing more than time with my family, and when I got that time, all I thought I needed was a break! When I wanted straight here and I straightened it, all I wanted to do was to be able to curl it again. I guess that is just our nature as humans, that we are naturally unsatisfied with whatever we have. It is truly appreciating the things that we do have at this moment and time, and appreciating those thing to the fullest without thinking of the next best after we have them. Being appreciative and mindful of the moments and what is helping make the best of each moment is what counts. So as Styx sang, "I've got to be free, free to face the life that's ahead of me!" That is all… Namaste