Who cares if the Ground Hog got it right? Spring is still coming, I promise!
Spring is Springing! Yay! I just came inside from shooting a videoÂ outside, and WOW! Itâ€™s nice out! Yes, I realize that when you get this andÂ read it that it could be cold and rainy, but those cold days are just aboutÂ over. Everyone loves Spring, primarily because it means... summer isÂ near!
For many across this great country, though, itâ€™s still COLD, grey, andÂ snowy!
One thing is for sure, this winter season is coming to an end. It doesÂ every year without fail.
Just like the weather seasons come and go, so do the seasons of life. IÂ just turned 51, my oldest is growing his own Real Estate business,Â and my youngest is almost out of high school. Are you with me when IÂ say that the seasons seem to come and go faster and faster, as well asÂ time? My wife reminded me last night that we have shared many of myÂ birthdays together.
Some of lifeâ€™s seasons will be HOT, and others will be COLD, someÂ high and some low. The lows we want to move by quickly, the highsÂ we want to stay in forever. But itâ€™s the low points, those tough times,Â that I have learned the most from. All of the experiences throughÂ these seasons made me who I am.
Unfortunately, there are some that will have a Spring Time theyÂ would much rather forget.
With all the beauty this Springtime brings, there is also the ugly forÂ some. Just down the street from where Iâ€™m typing this, Childrenâ€™sÂ Hospital of Orange County has a house full of kids, many of whichÂ are fighting for their lives.
For them and their families, Spring time is the furthest thing fromÂ their minds. Donâ€™t get me wrong, these families long to see their kidsÂ out in the yard playing or riding their bikes, but for now, they areÂ praying this will be a season of healing.
Annually, the check that I get to write for Childrenâ€™s Hospital ofÂ Orange County is one of the most rewarding checks I get to write.Â This is due to so many of our great clients doing business with us,Â and referring to those they know wanting to buy or sell.
We are on a mission to double our contributions to Childrenâ€™sÂ Hospital of Orange County from last year. We do this by donatingÂ to them a portion of our income from homes we sell. As you know,Â Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Orange County does awesome work helpingÂ kids fight through and survive nasty, life-threatening diseases likeÂ cancer, Non-Hodgkinâ€™s lymphoma, leukemia, and others. They alsoÂ lead the way in early diagnosis of Autism and rapid recovery fromÂ spinal cord injuries.
Most donâ€™t know, though, that CHOC is a nonprofit,Â so they depend on sponsorships and donations toÂ provide their world-class care and keep costs forÂ families of these beautiful kids to a minimum. So,Â when you or anyone you know does business withÂ us, not only do we deliver on our award-winningÂ service, but you can also rest assured a very worthyÂ cause will benefit too.
Thank you in advance for your referrals!
Over the decades of helping thousands andÂ thousands of families sell or buy the place theyÂ call home, we have met so many wonderful, loving,Â caring people. We are so grateful. Thank you forÂ reading this monthâ€™s Homeward Bound, and thankÂ you for referring anyone you know consideringÂ buying or selling to my team. They will be in goodÂ hands, and a very worthy cause will benefit too.
Go Server Big!