Many of us forget how lucky we truly are to be living in a country that affords us so much opportunity. If it’s been a while since you last reflected on your blessings, now is the time to start.

It’s easy to take the things we’ve been blessed with for granted, and I was recently reminded of this fact exactly during a fascinating discussion with an Uber driver. 

This driver, who worked full-time as a chemist, had immigrated from the Middle East with his five children in pursuit of a better life. This man had traveled thousands of miles to live here in Upstate New York, and yet many people who were born and raised here can’t wait to leave. 

And this man is just one of many people who have similar stories. Take, for instance, Carl Rosner: a Holocaust survivor and the founder of CardioMag. Carl fled Poland during WWII after having been detained in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. Despite the trauma he endured earlier in life, Carl went on to found the now world-renowned medical device company CardioMag Imaging Inc.

“Instead of thinking about what you don’t have, try thinking about what you do.”

The reason I’m sharing these two stories is simple: I want to remind you all to be thankful for what you have. Simply living in this country is a blessing, and I encourage all of you to take a step back and remember how much you have to be grateful for. 

Instead of thinking about what you don’t have, try thinking about what you do. After reflecting on those things, you may just find that you’ve already “won the lottery” in life. 

If you have any other questions, would like more information, or want to talk about your real estate goals, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.