Blog post title: The brain is like a drain. It either flows or it’s clogged.
As I’ve been trying to figure out what to write about, I’ve had an overwhelming sense of gratitude for so many simple yet profound things that have happened this week.
Gratitude forces my thought to flow. It automatically dilutes the clogs. It opens me up to pay more attention to what is going on around me, and how best to respond. The opportunities I’ve had in the past week to spend time one on one with friends old and new, former clients, potential new clients, new acquaintances, have been inspiring.
There is nothing inspirational about a clogged drain or clogged brain. Stuffing a bunch of crud into a small opening (my head) does nobody any good, especially me.
But when thought flows, I find I’m more patient with myself, take a bit more time to listen outwardly to others, then inwardly quietly wait for a sense of direction, regardless of what type of decision I am faced with and how loud the circumstances are that are attempting to insist I make a decision right at that moment.
Many years ago somebody told me that 80% of the things we worry about don’t even exist. 10% of the things we worry about we can’t do a thing about. So why not focus on the remaining 10% we can do something about? It makes sense to me!
That’s going with the flow.
Realty and reality news checks….
CA First-time home buyers get a state credit (don’t ask me how we are paying for it…ask Arnold)
Is it really tax-free? You’d better check with your attorney and financial experts
Alameda real estate this week…
Active listings 145, 137 last report
Pending listings 91, 86 last report
Tuesday Tour 12 with 3 repeats
Alameda real estate awards this week… note that some nice properties have come on but they have not yet been on the broker tour….I will try to check them out over the weekend.
That’s a wrap! Carry on! We’re slowly working our way into warmer days!