Thanksgiving Thoughts

Posted November 26, 2016 in Real Estate Trends

Scott Hogan, Clark County WA real estate agent

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked the stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” The stock boy answered, “No ma’am, they’re dead.”

Thanksgiving should be easy; we’re blessed in so many ways. Being truly thankful is more difficult; it requires us to take the time to contemplate those blessings and allow ourselves to feel and express true gratitude. It’s the difference between saying “thank you,” and really meaning it.

How do we develop “thanks from the heart?” Growing up in the Lake Shore area of Vancouver, I was surrounded by happy playmates and schoolmates with living situations much like mine, or it appeared to be so: relative comfort; the type of upbringing where the main concern of kids was making a sports team or performing at the school concert. Only later, as your world gets larger, do we come to realize that many people face challenges unimaginable to the comfortable: health issues, personal difficulties, poverty and hunger. I believe that learning of these challenges requires us to do what we can to help others, but it also requires us to be thankful if we’re free of some of the burdens faced by others, or if we’ve found the means to deal with those burdens or help others deal with them.

One of the things for which I’m grateful is that the employees at Clark County Title are drawn together by this idea of thankfulness and appreciation. We are grateful to have jobs, and to have jobs that allow us to make things better, not only for people involved in real estate transactions, but for the community as a whole. When we say “Thank You,” we really mean it.

Likewise, we’re grateful for the “thank you’s” of our customers. The feeling is like applause to a performer or a high-five from a teammate. Thank you for supporting us at Clark County Title! It is a blessing for which we are grateful.

Scott Hogan
Clark County Title