The best beauty is sometimes found in the smallest things. The first steps taken, as a baby learns to walk. The way a child takes a hold of your hand as they cross the street. The random spray of spring wild flowers, blooming from what seems like nowhere. A card in the mail or a phone call from an old college friend. It's the small random moments that make the gems in this crown we call life. Yet we always seem to be too busy or too plugged in. Often times, we don't want to be a bother, not wanting to interrupt the other person's "busyness". The fact of the matter is, when we don't call, don't reach out, don't stop to notice, what we are really saying is,"This is not important.", when in reality it's the little things that are most important. There is a common phrase," People will not remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.", that feeling of being present and in the moment, is my best place. To be able to bake cookies with my daughter on a Friday night, is something she won't forget as she grows thru the years. Tea with a friend, to just sit and feel the warmth of the cup in your hand and the genuine company of their heart. To sit with a client over coffee, and let them cry out the anxiety of selling their house. These are the moments of life, these are things that make us human, and familiar, even in all of our diversity. Take a moment this weekend, for a little thing. Have breakfast a that little place you've been wanting to go to. Wake up early and watch the sun come up, take a walk just before dusk and watch the sun set. Whatever you choose, grab something for you and absorb the full moment, with your whole self, for after all, it's the little things that matter most.
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"East Coast Transplants - February 2016
My wife and I moved to Austin after 25+ years living in Washington, DC. We chose the perfect real estate agent: Violet Leff is professional, experienced and totally committed to her clients. She found us our new home, and helped us make the right offer, one that was quickly accepted. Violet worked with us after the home inspection walking us through the repair list, and helping us negotiate items the inspection spotlighted. We returned to DC knowing we would be well represented by Violet throughout the closing process.
She worked with the condo association and management firm on several issues and advised us on various services we would need. Violet also prepared an extensive list of vendors for jobs we might need done around our condo. She sent us weekly enticements of Austin events to help us remember that our big move to Austin was the right one. A major change and a complicated move for us to make, but Violet was with us all the way.
Now in Austin, Violet has become a friend and just not our real estate agent. We feel that we can call her anytime, and we have, for suggestions on services like dog groomers, vets, hairdressers, and places to shop. Her weekly list of Austin events is even more appreciated now that we are here. She is a great real estate agent who we will certainly recommend without hesitation."