There were a couple of Netflix documentaries that really hit home for me in the last month that I wanted to share.
The first was called Small Voices. For those of you that have children, watching these Cambodian families and children trying to desperately to survive with little hope of getting out of their situation really saddened me. It really reminds me of how great a life our families have here and the opportunities that are available to us if we just worked hard towards our goals. Take a moment to remind your kids why they should be thankful for all that they have!
The second documentary was called Happy. We have been taught at a young age to pursue multiple levels of education as a means to get a good job and when we are in that job we keep trying to climb that corporate ladder. Many of us pursue wealth, bigger homes and nicer cars. However, this movie indicated that once your basic needs have been fulfilled, getting more pay doesn't bring more happiness. Some key factors to happiness identified were being a part of a community of friends/family, giving back as part of a greater good, showing compassion to others and also doing what you love. Perhaps this Thanksgiving and onward you will find more happiness as well!
Lastly, I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for your trust and referrals over the last 8 years. Next year will be my 9th year in the business and without your endless support, Alan Wang Realty would not be here today.
I wish you and your families a thankful as well as happy Thanksgiving and rest of 2013!