As we think about the things we’re grateful for, YOU were on top of our list. Thank you for allowing us in the past year to fund your real estate projects. We hope to bring more value to your business in the years to come. With the end of the year coming, it is still possible to close and fund your next deal before Christmas!
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” ~Maya Angelou
Do you know how expressing gratitude can help others and yourself? Boost your health, hope, and happiness with a powerful dose of gratitude. Also, people do business with happier less grumpy people so it’s good for not only company morale but with your customers and partners too. What does appreciation really mean, and why is there so little of it to go around these days? Just listen to all your friends and peers who complain that winter warm days are not lasting or are always grumpy or gossiping. Approximately 90% of people responded with comments like “Yeah, but it won’t last!” and “Oh, you just wait for summer!”
All this made me think a lot about the ways we express ourselves and the way we do or do not give thanks in moments of satisfaction and happiness.
Definitions of Grateful and Thankful
Being grateful is defined by Merriam Webster as being “appreciative of benefits received.” Meanwhile being thankful is defined as being “conscious of benefits received.” Being grateful isn’t just about performing one action, it’s also an emotion that serves a positive purpose. Gratitude embodies a general state of thankfulness. Gratefulness can be the result of many small, positive actions that come together to shape a mindset of appreciation. Some examples may be:
- After hearing about a sick friend or co-worker, you may reflect on your life and feel grateful for your health.
- If you have to reschedule a meeting at the last minute due to a family emergency, you will feel grateful for the other meeting attendees if they’re understanding of your last-minute crisis.
- If you have a tough day at work, you might stop and be grateful that you have a job, unlike the many who are unemployed.
Thankfulness, on the other hand, is a conscious act you engage in after you receive some sort of benefit. Thankfulness differs from gratitude in many ways, one of which is that it is commonly associated with materialism, which is not a characteristic of people who practice gratitude. Appreciation is gratitude in action. Gratitude embodies a general state of thankfulness.
During Thanksgiving, I hope you take a moment to reflect on the hard work you put in daily. Take pride in your efforts and give thanks to those who contribute to your success.
I am thankful to all of you for reading my blog and newsletters. Your support means a lot.
Patrick St. Cin
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If you’re planning to buy a distressed property, now may be a good time to buy. Just make sure you’re aware of the risks and understand what you’re getting into. Distressed homes offer a unique buying opportunity for real investors, but the average home buyer should probably look elsewhere.
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