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A Thankful Message for all our "Colors"

Oddly, of all weeks, I stumbled on a old song... we all have heard before.

But sometimes an "old" song can sound new.

In light of recent Home Staging Industry issues and dialogue... this song holds a hope-filled message that seems to fit our needs, wishes and dreams.

The song simply reminds us to think bigger, see more, be open and be respectful.

Its message is one all in our colorful industry can benefit from... in a new context and way.

"For if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you will learn things you never knew you never knew."

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours... Me
Comment balloon 22 commentsCraig Schiller • November 21 2007 07:02AM


I love this network I get different song every morning and never know what they are going to be. Have a great thanksgiving and thanks for your thoughts and good post
Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( almost 13 years ago
Craig: This is really awesome and the song so fitting for our industry. I am so excited to see our industry starting to come together! I am thankful for has truly been a "gift".
Posted by Teresa Meyer, Home Staging Cincinnati-OH. (Cincinnati Home Stager) almost 13 years ago
Yes, my friend, It is a WONDERFUL WORLDHappy Thanksgiving!  Thx for the smile.
Posted by Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging (Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA) almost 13 years ago

Beautiful.  Perfect. 

Except now I have to go get my hands on a copy of the DVD and watch the whole movie all the way thru....  Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Cheryl Johnson almost 13 years ago

Open and respectful, I like that, Craig.

Together we're better!


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager ( almost 13 years ago

Craig - this song hold special meaning for me also.  When my son was 3 he wanted to be Pocahontas when he grew up - so funny. Now he is going to play ball with the Yankees. 

Have a great Thanksgiving.  

Posted by Maureen Maureen almost 13 years ago
Inspiring Craig, thank you!
Posted by Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging (Certified Staging Professional) almost 13 years ago
Thanks for the message in song Craig, I love that one!
Posted by Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA (eXp Realty) almost 13 years ago

Craig, thank you again for all your work to unite us for the better!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Posted by Roberta Anderson, Hearth & Home Staging, Staging Kitsap County (Hearth & Home Staging) almost 13 years ago

Dear Craig,

First, I want to say that I am one of those stagers that reads Stage It Forward on a regular basis. But I have not yet set up a profile. Today I could no longer be on the outside and say nothing. I would like to thank you for sharing such a positive message as this. My wish is that your message reaches into the hearts of those who feel hurt.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Posted by On the outside looking in. almost 13 years ago

Craig - I'm not sure there could be a more perfect and beautiful way to convey such an important message.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

In Gratitude,


Posted by Jackie Peraza, Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts (Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC) almost 13 years ago
Excellent choice.  Happy Thanksgiving.
Posted by Gary Barnett, Home Matters Property Stylist Group, Indianapolis (Home Matters) almost 13 years ago
What a beautiful song, and a lovely message. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Posted by Portland Oregon Real Estate | Alecia Barnes - Broker almost 13 years ago

This is a good message for all of us to remember.

Happy Thanksgiving Craig

Posted by Larry Hammelman, Sterling, Illinois Real Estate (Mel Foster Co.) almost 13 years ago
that gave me chills!!! thank you for posting it!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!
Posted by Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional, AHWD (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 13 years ago
Just beautiful Craig.  Thank you.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Posted by Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento ( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services) almost 13 years ago
Craig...what a wonderful song. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, NH Real Estate Broker (Prudential Verani Realty) almost 13 years ago
We do have a colorful and color filled industry !
Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) almost 13 years ago

Charlie: Yup lots of differant songs, and sometimes the same song SUNG differently.

Teresa: I agree staging could really impact the real estate industry's troubles... it has PURE potential.

Karen: I hope your Turkey Day was FILLED with smiles.

Cheryl: I agree it is a while since I have seen the whole movie... but it would be worth revisiting.

Kathy: "Together we're better!" Heck, if Realtors can do it why can't we?

Maureen: My wish is for those who hear it hear, capture and hold on to its special too.

Ginger: No... thank YOU!

Julianna: There are so many messages wrapped in it... all good.  And you know what they say, "Good is good."

Roberta: Good things are worth working for.

O.T.O.L.I.: Come on in... the water gets a little heated every now and then... but overall it is pretty nice.

Jackie: I believe that even when it is hard to see beauty... keep looking. There is a way to see it.

Gary: Well I am GLAD all-ya-alls liked it. LOL

Alecia: THANK YOU for taking the time to let it touch your heart.

Larry: Hearing a message is the easy part. Holding on to it takes more work, but I think it is worth it.

Bill & Barbara: Me too... STILL after listening to it a couple of time.

Lori: You know I truely believe it... thank you for believing.

Monika: I DID have a very nice Thanksgiving Day... as I am sure you and Jay did too.

Kathleen: We do... and if we mix the colors a bit, even more colors to work with.

Again, thanks for taking the time to listen... Me 

Posted by Craig Schiller almost 13 years ago


Great message and a great tune!

Thanks for sharing!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) almost 13 years ago

Boy...those words really DO capture it all!

Excelletn find and excellent blog Craig.

Hope you are enjoying your holiday with famly and friends. Cheers :)

Posted by Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota (Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm) almost 13 years ago
Thanks Craig, That is one of my favourite songs.  I listened to it three times.  Karen
Posted by Karen Hubert, Home Stager (Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton) almost 13 years ago