Thank you @Jim Cheney not for the typical "What you Are" kind of BIG REVEAL...broker, lender, Sold this, listed that...But WHO you are....soooo much more important in the scope of "real life."
My Mom had a lot of what we call "Mom-isms" and one of them was: "The good you learn at Mother's knee the bad at other joints." She had an exceptional sense of humor and what some people would call a BIG personality....she lived with us the last six months of her life...we miss her every day. Here she is with our son "Dini"....a/k/a Houdini Alpha Hanson....who was as much her nurse as any cat could be when she lived with us the last six months of her life. He stayed with her and sat at or more usually ON her feet in the great room...and slept with one eye open at the foot of her bed. If she stirred....wanted a glass of water...moved at all...he immediately went into "nurse mode" and came into our room and Meowed loudly until we went to her room to attend to her.
Your life experiences and how you react to them make you who you are...The people who have been your role models that you choose to emulate....are the ingredients of your character. I was very fortunate...my Parents were superior in every aspect.
My Mom loved to cook...she was a better baker than I am...and I am a "spicier" cook tte fair for home made bread....a talent I have yet to master but a taste you never forget !
I call cooking my "alternate passion" (after real estate) and David has gone from thinking grilling is cooking to having his own signature soup and dishes...amazing !
Passions are meant to be shared....rarely a week goes by that we don't do that in some way....some expected...some unexpected....shared meals...some here....and often delivered freezer and ready to eat. We have people who recently lost spouses, recent hospital stays, out of town family visiting, just their favorite meal....Short sales can mean a turkey dinner that lasts a while with lots of options (recipes included) for leftovers.
It can be comfort food...homemade soup, fresh vegetable surprise from the Farmer's market (it's a surprise to us too depending upon what is there...can be salad, baked, sauteed, stir fry...one just never knows what you will find when you stroll the aisles of the market. Fresh is a good thing....and soooo appreciated by the people who need a little TLC. We always say when it you need it the most is when you are least likely (and sometimes unable) to give it to yourself.
There is always time for the things that matter most...and what matters most we believe is what most matters to someone else at a time they most need it.
This is a socially conscious public service post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates in southeastern Wisconsin with Keller Williams Realty.