David Saks: What is Success ?

David Saks - Real Estate Broker - The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc. - 4040 North Watkins-Suite #4 - Memphis, Tennessee 38127 - Phone (901) 357-4663

What is Success ?


What could be better than watching the economy of nearly every country collapse as we speak ?

I'll tell you what !

It's here in the beautiful, middle-class, luxury and comfort of the High Point Coffee Shop on Union Avenue in mid-town Memphis near the University of Tennessee with students, faculty and friends from all over the world, just sitting here enjoying iced cupcakes and lattes, listening to Count Basie and the Beatles, working on their mid-terms, chatting about the sunshine and the blue skies, changing babies diapers, sitting on the patio with their schnauzers, surfing the web for this and that and baring naked toes under the tables, starry eyed about the coming spring weather.


Kites and dogs with frisbees, banana splits and snow cones, the art students with their brushes and their canvases on the lawns, picnic blankets under the oak trees, Sid waxing his muscle car, Suzy running a couple of laps around the campus, Mom having her nails done, Grandma baking a strudel, Leave It to Beaver on the tv, pitching and catching the football or the baseball with your grandson, playing the piano for your pals, studying the Torah at your synagogue, the Koran at your Mosque and the disciples of Christ at your church, listening to the high school band rehearsal for the spring concert, taking in a couple of hours of flight time in your Cessna, biking through the forest, walking around the block in your neighborhood, waving to your friends, kissing your children, your wife or sweetheart, visiting the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and thanking God for the beautiful day that He's made.

We're teachers, doctors, lawyers, bricklayers, pastors, rabbis, students, sons, daughters, mothers and fathers, builders and architects, politicians, policemen, musicians, artists, and Realtors©.

We can't ignore the problems causing millions of our friends and neighbors to suffer horrifically, catastrophically.

We'll find answers together and make the world a better place to live.

I thank the Creator for allowing me to live in the greatest place in the known universe...here on Earth with you !

There's someone out there that's bigger than you and me and He loves us.

Success is waking up and getting out of bed each morning.

David Saks

Time&Temp Memphis

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Comment balloon 12 commentsDavid Saks • February 22 2009 06:07PM


Hi David, We have a lot to be thankful for, don't we?  Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 11 years ago

Sucess is different things to different people.


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Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) over 11 years ago

We sure do, Shirley. It's going to be a rough ride for a few years, but in the end there'll be miles of smiles. I'm very happy to hear from you.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 11 years ago

Indeed it is, Patricia, I wanted to reduce it to it's lowest common denominator. Great to hear from you.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 11 years ago

hi David

enjoyed your blog!  My daughter is moving to Memphis in June for a 2 yr stint for Teach for America.  She'll be teaching elementary in an inner city school.  A total of 50 recent college grads will be coming to town for TFA... they will need to rent housing in a safe area convenient to downtown.  Suggestions?

Posted by Linda Staples Terry (Tranzon Fox Auctions) over 11 years ago

Thank you David.  :)

I read this quote recently:  If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 11 years ago

It's a privilege to hear from you, Linda, and thank you for taking a moment to review my thoughts. I know that your daughter will find Memphis a fine city to call home. It has it's urbanism and excitement, and moments that can innervate, and it's one of the greatest places in the world to call home. There are reasonable high-rise apartments available such as the Exchange Building on North Second street. Here's a link you can review with her :

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Just click and you can see some fine rental properties adjacent to downtrown Memphis.

Hope this helps. Hope you have a fine week ahead, and welcome to Memphis.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 11 years ago

Thank you for sharing, Jared. :-) It's a pleasure to hear from you. Hope you have a fine week ahead, my friend.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 11 years ago

Great post, David, thank you.  It was very inspiring.  I love reading your posts.  You have a gift. 

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) over 11 years ago


How are you doing my friend? I am glad to be able to comment on your post here. Why don't you bring Brad to Memphis to train and I will come there!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 11 years ago

Thank you, Suzanne. It's a gift to have you as a friend.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 11 years ago

Doing fine, Mike. I'm always honored to hear from you. I hope these days are finding you in the best of health. Hopefully, one fine day, and soon, we can bring our friend, Brad, back to the Bluff City so he can really find out what 'Southern Hospitality' is all about. He got a taste of it in beautiful Dyersberg. Hope you have the best week ahead, Mike.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 11 years ago

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