EVER THINE, EVER MINE, EVER OURS
One of my favorite movies ever is "Sex And The City". In this movie, we follow the love story of Carrie and Big. They have an on-again, off-again love affair but they decided to finally make it official and get married. Well, on the wedding day, Big panicked and left Carrie at the altar. As fans of the television series that laid the foundation for the movie, we were all furious. How could he do this to Carrie? Why did it have to end this way?
Fast forward into the movie, we get to watch Carrie evolving. Big regretted what he did to Carrie so he began to reach out to her in a way he knew she would understand. He started sending her letters and emails of love poems. There was one in particular that really resonated with Carrie. The words were so simple, yet so poignant - "Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours"...
I want to quickly examine these six simple words. Thine means yours and Beethoven was sure to use the word thine before mine in the classic poem "Immortal Beloved". Translation: it's not just about us! We tend to get caught in our own little worlds. We focus on our own clients, our own transactions and our own marketing plans. Don't get me wrong, we need to tend to the ins and outs of our own real estate business but we have to carve out some time to celebrate others. That's what "ever thine" means. It means that it's okay to celebrate someone else's success. Say congratulations for earning the agent of the month award. Shout out your fellow agent for closing the biggest deal in company history. Applaud your colleague for sponsoring agents into the Exit system. Something beautiful happens when you allow yourself to cheer for others despite your own circumstances.....you evolve!
Instead of having the "anything you can do, I can do better" mentality, choose to be supportive. Choose to extract some of their momentum to elevate your journey. Choose to be teal with happiness instead of green with envy. Blessings in our lives are inevitable, we just have to be open to receiving them.
~Sherese Seevers - EXIT Elite Operations Manager