in real estate and beyond!
There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”
It doesn’t matter how much we have to give, however big or small, true generosity always brings positivity to our lives. Give with your whole self, love with your whole heart, and your life will be full of happiness. One small step, one small act will create a ripple. You may not always see its effect from the middle of the pond, but it is there. Drop some love, some laughter, or some kindness into the water, and see what happens.
Wendy experienced this ripple effect first hand when her son Jai was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at 19 months old. Amidst the shock, anxiety and fear for her baby’s future, she reached out to Down Syndrome Victoria, a membership organisation that provides support for parents, families, friends and professionals connected to someone with Down Syndrome.
They arranged a visit to Wendy’s home, where she was greeted by Sue, who was armed with leaflets and books filled with information, and, unforgettably, a very special photo album.
The photo album had pictures of Sue’s daughter, from infancy to adulthood. Sue’s daughter also has Down Syndrome. By showing Wendy these photos of her daughter doing the things she loved, having fun and living her best life, Sue helped Wendy see that anything was possible for her son.
This beautiful act of kindness created a ripple effect in Wendy and Jai’s life, because despite the challenges that lay ahead, they had something positive to strive for.
Down Syndrome Victoria is an organisation close to the heart of Home Run Realty, and it is our hope that we can spread some awareness and encourage support for this very worthy cause.
Sir Winston Churchill once quoted
We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
As professionals we should not be afraid to talk about and connect over the things that we are passionate about, even the things outside of the industry we work in. We are not robots managing your property, and you are not dollar signs in our pocket. We are all people! This is what we mean when we say we want to bring a personal touch back to real estate.
We understand that everyone has their own unique story and believe that every individual should be treated with respect and equality. Where we can, we will always encourage others to explore the stories of others who are different to themselves, and to support humanity by showing generosity whenever possible.
As Home Run Realty grows we will be looking for different ways that we can help those who need it the most.
Organisations to Support
The Sixth Child (formerly SANCCS) was established in 2015 to support the 1 in 6 children in Australia who are living in disadvantaged circumstances. Their vision is a world wherein ALL children have an equal opportunity to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives, no matter their background or situation.
Their work spans many areas including educational resources, health and recreation programs, cultural outreach, social justice advocacy and disaster relief, with an overarching focus on providing targeted help for the specific needs within a community.
The Sixth Child is entirely volunteer run and made up of a team of people who are passionate about the care and well-being of children. They rely on donations of monetary funds and goods to continue their life-changing work.