Seeing that October is the month when Thanksgiving happens, it just seems natural to take a few moments to reflect on everything that we have to be truly thankful for. Some years this seems a lot easier than others, however I think that even through the toughest times we should always feel gratitude for what we have. In fact, it is from what I’ve learned and how I’ve grown during some of my ‘toughest’ times that I feel the most grateful.
If you are stuck about what you can look to for a shot in the arm of gratitude, consider these ideas:
1. Family. Reflect on how much your family means to you. I even think about the family members who have passed away, and I’m grateful for the memories I have of them.
2. Friends. I’ve heard it said that even if you have a lot of friends, you can probably count the truly ‘good’ friends on one hand. I know that’s true for me. Some have been with me since childhood – others are newer – and I’m grateful for all of them.
3. Health. This is one of those things we really appreciate when we lack it. I see people with handicaps who are doing amazing things in spite (or perhaps even because) of their limitations. I appreciate my health very much – and I’m conscious of maintaining it.
4. Romance. If you have a romantic partner in your life – that’s something to be grateful for. Romance adds so much to our lives, it’s important to keep it alive and vibrant.
5. Challenges. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have any problems and that life was just smooth sailing. You know what? That would be boring as heck! If you look back on your own life, I’m sure that you see that it is your challenging times that often provide the biggest life lessons and opportunities for growth. That’s been the case in my life. I am grateful for my challenges and the strength to face them head on.
What about you? What are you grateful for?
About the month of October:
October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin “octo” meaning “eight”) after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans.
October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.
Quote of the Month
“Real estate is the best investment in the world because it is the only thing they’re not making anymore.” – Will Rogers
A Laugh or Two For Good Measure!
Doctor: “I’m sorry but you suffer from a terminal illness and have only 10 to live.”
Patient: “What do you mean, 10? 10 what? Months? Weeks?!”
Q. What is the difference between a snowman and a snowwoman?
A. Snowballs. Helpful Life Hacks & Cartoon of The Month
Why Invest In Real Estate?
If you are like most people, the idea of riding the stock market ‘roller coaster’ makes you feel a little queasy. The highs can be a lot of fun, but the lows really give you a kickin’ (and there seem to be a lot more lows than highs for most investors).
While real estate also follows a cycle, it tends to be a much more gradual one. Investing in revenue properties offers us limited immunity from fluctuation.
This means that you don’t tend to see the massive ups and downs of the stock and commodity markets. It’s a much gentler ride, and tends to provide very solid returns on investment over the long run. This is another reason I prefer real estate investing over other kinds of investments. About Dave Dubeau:
Dave Dubeau is a real estate entrepreneur, best-selling author, and educator.
Dave has been investing since 1998, and he currently focuses on investing in multi-family properties, especially apartment buildings.
If you would like to find out more about how to get an above average return on your money, backed by a solid asset (real property), and without the hassles of being a land-lord – please contact Dave for a no-obligation conversation.