Letters of the Heart – February 2014

One More Day… 

Author Mitch Albom says that for his book For One More Day, he became fascinated by how people answer this question: If they could spend one more day with a loved one already departed, how would they spend it? What would they do?

Albom says in a piece for Parade, that he found time and again that people wanted to spend an ordinary day doing ordinary things with the people they had loved. Almost everyone, he says wanted to tell the person that they loved him or her one more time. Some said they wanted to do the habitual things they always did with the person, such as head to the racetrack, or eat in a favorite hamburger joint and talk about old times. read more

Letters of the Heart – January 2014

Things I’ve Learned…

As we think about the coming year, here’s a reminder of some of the important lessons in life. This is the first part of a wonderful article making its way around the internet, by Omer B. Washington. See the full poem on YouTube.

  • I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
  • I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back. And it’s not the end of the world.
  • I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
  • I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
  • I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.
  • I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
  • I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people, It’s what they do about it.
  • I’ve learned that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.
  • I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
  • I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

And we keep on learning. Don’t forget to checkout the rest of this wonderful poem on YouTube.


Melanie Bowers
Your Consultant For Life

P.S. I’ve learned that providing exceptional service makes me feel great. If you need real estate help, you can reach me at melaniebowers@gmail.com or by calling me at 801-910-7436. read more

7 Tips for Improving Your Credit

Boost your credit score by paying the balance on your credit cards in full, and on time, every month. 

Getting the loan that suits your situation at the best possible price and terms makes homebuying easier and more affordable. Here are seven ways to boost your credit score so you can do just that.

1. Know your credit score

Credit scores range from 300 to 850, and the higher, the better. They’re based on whether you’ve paid personal loans, car loans, credit cards, and other debt in full and on time in the past. You’ll need a score of at least 620 to qualify for a home loan and 740 to get the best interest rates and terms.  read more