Happy New Year!

This is my favorite story about when geese fly south and teamwork. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to share with your friends and family. Enjoy!

When you see geese fly south for the winter, flying alone in a “v” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 72% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily, because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.

If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are headed the same way we are.

When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.

It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying south. Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

What message do we give when we honk from behind?

Finally, when a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.

May we all be “honkers” of encouragement to each other and to our friends and families!

Please let me know how I can support you in 2018!

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Today’s New Listings – Homes for Sale in Overland Park

  1. 4 beds, 5.2 baths
    Home size: 5,367 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with Boardwalk Realty
  2. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,249 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with EXP Realty LLC
  3. 4 beds, 3.1 baths
    Home size: 3,301 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with RE/MAX State Line
  4. 2 beds, 2.1 baths
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with ReeceNichols Overland Park
  5. 6 beds, 6.2 baths
    Home size: 5,526 sq ft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with ReeceNichols Leawood
  6. 5 beds, 4.1 baths
    Home size: 4,270 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with ReeceNichols Leawood
  7. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,124 sq ft
    Year built: 1968
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with ReeceNichols Town Center
  8. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,986 sq ft
    Year built: 1992
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Platinum Realty LLC
  9. 4 beds, 2.1 baths
    Home size: 2,790 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with BHG Kansas City Homes
  10. 4 beds, 4.1 baths
    Home size: 4,858 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,503 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Partner

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