What I Am Thankful For Today

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Contractor with Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 CSL#642819
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What I Am Thankful For Today!

 

To be honest there was a time in my life when I was not very grateful. I always wanted more, didn’t appreciate what I had, and felt that I was a victim in this world. But the time came when I may have lost some of the best parts of my life.

There had to be a change in my life if I was going to live happily in this world.  Changes were made that affected my whole outlook on life. This change permeated throughout every aspect of who I am and what I do.

Many of those closet to me, my wife and kids, became a high priority. Family vacations, trips, social events were now on an enjoyable level. This is something that I cherish today. Friends and relatives are a joy to be around, fun to talk to and get to know on an all new level.

The work environment is one of being of service to the customer rather rushing to get to the next job. Ironically, business has grown during this time when so many struggle in the construction industry. I am thankful for all those that have come to me for help.

I am thankful for my health too. I am still an active player of sports and recreation that many are not able to do. We are all getting older but I have been blessed with the ability to be active physically.

Today, my need to complain about my life has switched to a feeling of gratitude for all the blessings in my life.

 

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Debbie Gartner
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Hi Tom.  Yes, it's so great that you have so much to be thankful for.  Family is everything so it's good that your focus is here.  And, wow, what a difference focusing on customer service can make.  Way to go.

November 04, 2011 06:02 AM
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Tom Arstingstall
General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366

This is a special place Faith. (Love that name)

Great story Kristine. Things do get better when the solution changes. Enjoy your weekend.

I believe my focus has changed for the better Debbie. Stay warm.

November 04, 2011 11:09 AM
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Deb "Alayne" Brooks
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Tom. this so warmed my heart! I read that you are sincere and truly thankful for what you have. When your blessings are appreciated you are usually granted more! Loved it and thank you!

November 04, 2011 02:26 PM
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Tom Arstingstall
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Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366

Deb - I was once told that "If you can't appreciate what you have, what makes you think you will get any more". It kind of changed how I looked at things, people and situations.

Thanks for the kind words today!

November 05, 2011 02:33 AM
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DeeDee Riley
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I hear you, Tom!  I am forever filled with gratitude for my blessings!  I could use a few more clients but still love my life and all I have been given!

Great job!

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PLACERVILLE, CA - General Contractor - Tromler Construction

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Tom Arstingstall - An Uncommon Contractor (Tromler Construction): Builder-Contractor in Placerville, CA

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