Are you connected?
I was clearing snow yesterday and stopped to listen to the silence from the snow and looked at the oak trees beside our drive. They look pretty stark right now, cold and windblown with snow clinging to their sides. In the summer though they provide us with shade, and all year long there are birds hoping through them looking for insects or building nests. In the Spring they offer a hope of what is to come as their leaves begin to show and unfold, I know if the bulbs and flowers are not yet pushing through the earth they will be soon. And in the fall as they drop their leaves I know those leaves will provide a rich moist compost as it breaks down providing shelter for insects and bugs and food for the flowers and trees throughout our yard.
As I carried on clearing the drive, I kept glancing up at those oaks and thought about how their roots stretched down into the soil, pushing aside earth to reach down for the goodness and to provide a good grip against the winds and the weather. I thought about how flexible those roots are as they curl around stones and other roots and how they draw nutrients up from the ground.
I thought how the earth allows the water to pass through it and cleans it and allows it to fill the aquifers that provide us with water. I also thought about how the bulbs and seeds lie dormant and then spring to life, pushing up through the soil and even blacktop to reach light. How as they grow up they never really know how far there is to go and how easy it would be to stop but they just keep on pushing. Just like those oaks keep reaching for the sky.
How, often do we stop before we reach our goal. We stop because we don't see any change, we give up hope because the situation is still bleak. When just beyond is the skin through which when we break we will enter the light!
So, keep going, don't give up and think quietly about the soil and what lies beneath and how it is straining every moment for the light. Look at the trees which are a testament to those plants and flowers and saplings beneath the soil and remember we are all connected, think about what you allow to permeate the surface.
Just like the trees, shrubs, plants flowers and vegetables are all inter connected with the insects and birds and the soil so are we. We work with countless people to make a transaction come together. All of us do different things and sometimes we need each others help to make everything come together perfectly for our clients. It may be our client, a title insurer, a home inspector, a contractor, a mortgage provider, the closing specialist and in some states the attorney, who knows but we are all connected and need to work together so that settlement goes smoothly and whatever storm rages the clients believe it was all simple and efficient.
Are you connected? We are, so give us a call when buying or selling on the Main Line and let us help you reach settlement.
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