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American Dream

Sitting back thinking about growing up and constantly hearing about the American Dream, part of which was owning your own home. If you’ve never struggled in life, you probably never envisioned that as a “dream”. But for many people who never even knew where their next meal was coming from, let alone where they would lay their head, this was definitely something (one of the things) you dreamed of.

Home ownership is more a reality in this day and age than in the past. Just as going to college was considered a “privilege” for some back in the day, but is now an expectation, in some instances so is owning a home. Whereas I’m super proud that my children have taken that big step, I wouldn’t have expected anything less!

It’s natural that each generation expects more FOR and FROM the previous. My mother never owned her own home or rental property, but when I bought my first building, she wasn’t surprised. Now that my children have their own homes, I’m not surprised. In fact I expect this is merely the beginning of many other real estate transactions. Legacies are built on expectations and actions.

When I leave this earth, all I want is that my children and my children’s children are in a better position to succeed….the same dream my mother had for her children. I guess you can say that’s OUR American Dream

Here is today’s thought:

I have learned that if one advances in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

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