Because It Feels Good

I received the following by e-mail. I thought I would share…



A quiz to see who is important to you and why…

Snoopy and Scouts

You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Just read this post straight through, and you’ll get the point.


  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

  2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

  3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.

  4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

  5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress…

  6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

Charlie Brown on the dock

How’d you do??


The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers… They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.



Snoopy the artist

Here’s another quiz – See how you do on this…


  1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

  2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

  3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

  4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special!

  5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Peanuts gang outside a house

Easier?




The Lesson

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials.. the most money… or the most awards. They simply are the ones who care the most!



Peanuts Dance

If you care to, share this with those people who have made a difference in your life, like I just did.

The following quote is from Charles Schulz…

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today.

It’s already tomorrow in Australia !”



Proud Snoopy

Though this has little to do with real estate, it has everything to do with life! And while I spend a lot of time in the real estate world, my true vocation is fatherhood. If I do my job as a father, my children will understand this message.

May God bless and protect all those you care for, and all those who have cared for you.

Winspear Opera House Is Nothing Short of Awesome

Winspear Interior
Magnificent Interior of the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

Okay, so I’m a little slow to get excited by the latest architectural masterpiece to be erected in Dallas. Fact is, I have never understood opera as an art form or why it has such a tremendous following. So when the buzz surrounding the new Winspear Opera House began to sound, I placed all the hype on ignore. Wow, did I ever miss something great!

My wife is an enormous fan of the theater, so we celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary by attending South Pacific at the Winspear Opera House. The play was fabulous, the cast stellar, and the physical surroundings were absolutely extraordinary!! The exterior it is an impressive contemporary structure, but for my taste, it was the interior that took my breath away. The stacked vertical balconies are impressive and functional – there is no bad seat in this house. And the retractable chandelier is absolutely beautiful.

Arch Daily states “The new Winspear Opera House in Dallas redefines the essence of an opera house for the twenty first century, breaking down barriers to make opera more accessible for a wider audience. Responding to the Dallas climate, a generous solar canopy extends from the building, revealing below a fully glazed sixty foot high lobby. This establishes a direct relationship between inside and outside, enhancing transparency. Beneath the canopy, which forms an integral part of the environmental strategy – a shaded pedestrian plaza creates a major new public space for Dallas, defined by the masterplan for the Performing Arts District.”

If you have the opportunity to attend any performance at the Winspear Opera House, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity.