As we move through November each year, many people make an effort to slow down, regroup and take the opportunity to count their blessings. At ERA Landmark, the agents and staff feel there is so much for which to be thankful. Some have been in Montana their whole lives and never left. (“Why mess with a good thing?”) Others were raised here, wandered elsewhere for a wide variety of reasons, and returned back to their original home. (“The grass may not have been greener.”) Still more stumbled across our great state or waited for the right transition point in their lives to relocate. (“Saving the best for last.”) No matter the reason or the timing, the common thread that has woven us all together is to be grateful for this wonderful life that we have discovered in Southwest Montana. The agents and staff say it best in their own words when asked, “Why are you thankful to live and work here?”
“I'm so grateful for having lived 38 years in this gorgeous area. The views - every day - and the cultural amenities (symphony, opera, theatre, art of all kinds) are very special. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else!”
- Sharon Tudor Isler, Bozeman
“Every second of life is an adventure; to be able to experience life's adventure in such a serene setting, surrounded by strong community with strength in connections, gives meaning to richness of life and life's infinite blessings.”
– Brooke Weimer, Livingston
“One of my favorite things about living and working in this valley is simply the people. I’ve always said this, but the people that live in our community might be the best part. I love that you can walk down Main Street and get a smile from pretty much everyone you walk by. Or hike the M on any given morning and everyone you pass gives you a ‘good morning’ or ‘beautiful day out.'"
– Mikaela Durham, Bozeman
“Southwest Montana is an unparalleled playground for the outdoor enthusiast. I was like many others who have moved here with only their passion for wide open spaces and a desire to explore this beautiful country. I am lucky to be a part of an organization that is committed to excellence in what they do as well as how they impact the communities they serve. It is humbling to be a part of the ERA Landmark family as well as the Southwestern Montana community that values freedom, fun, and environmental sustainability.”
– Tim McWilliams, Bozeman
“When I started to count my blessings, living here in this beautiful part of the world, was at the top of my list!”
- Barb Morris, Livingston
“I'm grateful for a vibrant community and the breathtaking healing beauty of the mountains.”
- Machael Eickman, Bozeman
“I am thankful for deep breaths of fresh air, endless miles of trails and mountain expanses, the freedom of the Yellowstone, and beautiful souls to share it all.”
- Deb Kelly, Livingston
We are so fortunate to live and work in “The Last Best Place” that we are committed to giving our time and resources to help those in need. In the past few weeks, our associates have been involved with Rake A Difference for United Way, Bowl for Kids’ Sake for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Can the Griz for Gallatin Valley Food Bank, and the Pine Creek School Auction. As we enter our Season of Giving, we’ll be coming together over the next couple of weeks to wrap gifts, stuff stockings and give donations to organizations across southwest Montana. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch our Season of Giving unfold!
Happy Thanksgiving to All!