From books to films to stories, numerous offerings bear the title, The Gift, especially at this time of year. What we often tend to overlook, however, is what we bring to the table: the blessing of ourselves.
Being in a mission-driven industry, reverse mortgage professionals are accustomed to helping others every day. There’s a great satisfaction, even joy, in knowing a senior client has been approved for a reverse mortgage loan and will be able to keep their beloved home, or that refinancing significantly reduces anxiety for a couple struggling to get by on a meager income. But your gift is greater than this.
On a macro level, reverse mortgages, like any professional service, can be viewed as a transformational tool to help people improve their overall quality of life. In a very real sense, you’re giving the far grander gifts of:
- reduced stress
- realized dreams
- peace of mind
- and that most ephemeral gift of all, happiness.
This holiday season, take time to honor yourself as a gift to those you serve, both as a reverse mortgage professional, and in the broader picture of your life and all the roles you embody: partner, parent, child, sibling, friend, colleague, mentor/advisor, and more.
A bumper sticker bears the inspiring message, “You are the miracle. Let yourself happen.” Seeing everyone we encounter each day as the gift that they are, in their own lives and in ours, we co-create a more loving world. There is no greater blessing.
Wishing you joy-filled holidays and manifold gifts as we enter 2022.
The preceding article was originally published in December 2018 by Amara Rose