Giving Back To Our Community
Last week we hosted our annual “Santa To A Senior” day. We gathered as a family, and delivered gifts, Christmas carols, conversation, hugs, and love to the members of the Living Days Adult Daycare Center. The photo that’s included in this post is of myself with Santa Claus and my new friend, Edward. His smile warmed my heart and soul. Edward, was the last person to visit with Santa that day. He waited patiently as dozens of people chatted with Santa before him, and I was reminded that the beauties of life are attained with patience…just like Edwards smile.
Below is a passage from Deepak Chopra. His words about compassion are a reminder that we are all one:
I will see a stranger today through the eyes of compassion…
I will remind myself that this stranger has parents and people who love her, just like me.
I will remind myself that this stranger has moments of joy, just like me.
I will remind myself that this stranger has moments of anguish and suffering, just like me.
I will remind myself that this stranger will one day grow old, just like me.
I will remind myself that this stranger will go through the cycles of illness and recovery, just like me.
I will remind myself that this stranger will one day die, just like me.
Through the eyes of compassion, I will know this stranger, not as a stranger anymore, but as a living soul, just like me.
Happy Holidays and New Year To All
Thursday, December 7, 2017 , It snowed in San Antonio, Texas and throughout other parts of the country.
For some cities, it was an ordinary day and the beginning to Winter.
In San Antonio, and across Southern Texas, it was a miracle!
We’ve experienced ice, sleet, hail, and light snow throughout the years, but Thursday was a magical sight as the snow landed on the ground.
Everyone stayed up late, taking pictures, building snowmen, making snow angels, and taking in the clean, frosty air.
My family and I moved to San Antonio in 1984, and in 1985 the city took in thirteen inches of snow.
I was seven then, and this time around in 2017 finally old enough to drive in the snow!
Take a look at pictures from 1985 from MySA.com: SA Snow Storm Of 1985
Sometimes the little things like drops of snow, remind us how beautiful and fun life is. The holiday season is a time we celebrate, but it’s
also a time to reflect, give back, and lend a helping hand. No other time of year speaks to “no place like home” as the month of December.
I want to take a moment to wish everyone, especially those reading this blog, a very merry Christmas and holiday season.
I’m here and committed to help with your real estate needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, even if it’s just a question you need answered.
And, if you’re beginning your search for a new home, let me be your guide.
Warm Wishes To All.
-Mojgan JJ Panah