A neighbor of mine in our 41 patio home community sent a message to each of us asking if we could consider donating to a special service project she had undertaken: a friend of hers would be filling a 38 foot trailer next week to deliver to Lake Charles and a neighborhood there that desperately needed donations! My neighbors told their friends and they told friends….and Thursday a full load will be on its way! Kindness shines through even in the darkest moments.
The pandemic and the quarantine in place have give me a lot of time to reflect on what is important in my everyday Life. I believe in Kindness.
Kindness gives us hope that better days are ahead. But, like many positive traits, kindness must be consistent in order to be authentic. You can’t be compassionate and caring every other day. It’s an all-in, all-the-time proposition!
So be kind. Be fair. Honest. Ethical. And do it consistently, so it becomes a habit and part of who you are. The best part: Kindness spreads, creating a ripple effect that can touch many lives beyond the initial act. Kindness also sows optimism, and optimism is exactly what we need right now. Because if we give in to the gloom and allow fear to drive our behavior, each day will move us another step further away from where we all need to be.
At its core, real estate is a people business, and being kind to people is a business approach that never goes wrong.
Throughout this ordeal, kindness has won the day over and over again.
No one knows what the next chapter in the story of COVID will be. What we do know is that people still want to buy and sell homes, and our role is to help them do that. With the right mindset, a sense of empathy, the courage to press forward, the help of each other, and the resolve to be kind, we can continue to thrive—no matter what else is happening around us.