I heard a story once about a couple who were going to sell their house. The Realtor asked them to write a description of the property for an advertisement, and it went something like this:
Our living room has been remodeled lately. On the far wall, where we always used to put the Christmas tree, we have installed new book shelves. We have re-done the kitchen, and out in the dining room, we have new curtains on the windows by where the kids used to play when they were little. In the back yard, we have three beautiful shade trees. We planted each one the day that one of our children was born, and they’re really big now. Over in the far corner, where the kids’ swing set used to be, we have a new deck.
We always wanted a really nice guest room, and we have taken the large bedroom where our sons used to be and really fixed it up nice. And, in the front yard, over on the side where the girls used to have their playhouse, we now have room for RV parking…”
This is where their description ended; kind of abrupt don’t you think?
This is also where they realized that they lived in the home they’d always wanted; the one that contained precious family memories… They decided to be thankful for their blessings and stay where they were.
Isn’t it funny how that works… ?