Friday, July 13, 2007

it's the little things...

...like the e-mail I got Monday from my state mgr, that went to all Ohio offices, letting us know that if we were having trouble generating the kind of loan volume that corporate "expected" we ought to give some thought to shutting down our office and becoming a loan officer for another larger branch, thereby reducing our overhead and duties, saving the company $$ and keeping a healthier bottom line for all concerned. (my office being one that has not generated the type of loan volume I/they had expected to).

...like the phone call I got yesterday from a major national bank, telling me that they are recruiting a loan officer to originate loans for three of their local branches and that for some reason, my name kept popping up when they asked professionals in the market for names of mortgage professionals they might recruit.

...like the 3-4 realtors the bank talked to who referred me strongly because they (the realtors) wanted to find a way to get me some business, but they are fearful of referring clients to a mortgage broker/mortgage company (we have a rough time of it reputation-wise in the small rural type markets where my office is located... it's a trust thing, what with all the bad press we get, due to the boneheads in our biz...)

...like the amount of praying, meditating I have been doing the past few weeks on the concept of all the abundance in my life, in the world, and my gratitude for that abundance.

...like the amount of meditation I have been doing surrounding the notion that it's just fine for me to want to be wealthy and have nice things, provided I go about acquiring such wealth in a positive manner, according to God's Will, and see myself being a good steward of such wealth.

...like the amount of meditation/thinking/reading I have been doing on the concept of the incredible importance of having, maintaining and sharing a positive attitude and a proactive way of living positively... that my attitude can, will and does attract things, people and situations to me that are directly in relation to how positive my attitude is or isn't.

...like the fact that I am excited to get up (ok, I would rather sleep more, lol) and get on about my day if only to see what comes next and how I can be of service, have fun and attract good things/feeling/situations/people to my life.

...like the fact that I found a 55 gallon aquarium and stand this week and got the guy down from $100 to $50 bucks and it's not in my garage awaiting a thorough cleaning.

Prayer for today...

God/HP/JC, please help me stay sober and grow closer to what You want me to be today. Please help me to remember that I am here to be of service to You and to those about me. It's my role to live in such a manner that I follow Your example and seek Your Will. Please help me have/maintain the humility necessary to look carefully at my career and determine the best course of action for me and my family. Help me to have the wisdom and humility to make a well thought out decision, based on facts, not emotion or ego. Help me accept the fact that closing my office might be the best decision, and not a sign of failure. I pray for Your Will and Grace for my friend Beverly who's mom passed away last Saturday, that her mom might rest in Your loving arms, in Your Grace.

peace be with you all!

4 comments:

dAAve said...

Yes, it's just the little things, Scott.
Have a GREAT weekend.

lushgurl said...

It's all about the little things and the attitude we have about them! Have a happy Sunday Scott!

Mary Christine said...

Happy Sunday Scott.

Lounge Daddy said...

holy crap, Scott. What a nice list of little things to be thankful for. :) Life's good eh?