Extreme Makeover Home Edition Ends

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Extreme Makeover Home Edition Ends

I love this show, can't watch it without a box of Kleenex nearby. Part of that is that it expresses how important 'Home' is. Anyone is the industry should understand that, Architects, Builders, Realtors, Designers. A home isn't just a place to hang your coat, park your car. It is a refuge, a safe haven. We in the 'biz' understand that more than most. Short Sales and Foreclosures are more than a terrible drain on the economy - they are a drain on the emotions, a loss of security, the loss of dreams. I understand that, any Realtor with a heart would.

Back to the headliner..... Tonight I watched a story about the Johnson-Goslee Family. 16 year old Wyzhir had lost his left hand in an accident a year ago. But that didn't stop his dreams of helping everyone in his close knit community, or deter him from his dreams of someday being a designer, maybe even an Architect. EMHE gave him a chance at those dreams, and his family a chance at a new life. This kid is charismatic, bright and very intelligent. And his mom was supportive of that, giving him freedom to explore his dreams.

I understand the kid's loss. My father lost his right arm above his elbow when he was 19 in an accident in a Chicago furniture factory. Growing up with that man didn't bother me a bit, he seemed so natural to me. My brother lost his left leg just below the knee in a gun accident. He's proud to wear his prosthesis in shorts. Just the way he is.

Two of my favorite quotes from the show:

"Allow your differences to empower you." Sound familiar? Think niche marketing.

"All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage and I promise you something great will come of it." from 'We bought a Zoo.'

It's just too bad that a show like this that has brought joy, inspiration and good works to so many has to end. Extreme Makeover Home Edition, I will so miss you!

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John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

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Pacita Dimacali
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Alain Pinel

John

Like you, I always ended up in tears watching this show. Haven't watched it lately, and didn't know it is ending.

But I am inspred by what you wrote about your dad and your brother. You have built-in inspirations right in your family :)

Thanks for sharing.

December 28, 2011 02:08 PM
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John M. Scott
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Kathleen, I believe the kid will take those opportunities and run with them. Jumping out of an airplane - that's really pushing the limits!

December 28, 2011 02:43 PM
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John M. Scott
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I agree Pacita. It is amazing that sometimes everyday experiences can make you a stronger person and give you inspiration, and also give you a greater understanding.

December 28, 2011 02:45 PM
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Nick T Pappas
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John, no doubt that show can be a real tear jerker most of the time...and I do believe in the "...20 seconds of insane courage..."

December 30, 2011 08:34 PM
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John M. Scott
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Nick, sometimes 20 seconds of courage is all it takes to make that next step or that all important contact!

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