Monday, July 8, 2013

Becka's Inn

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Becka Snowdon  was born in a small town. Her parents were normal folks who worked hard and brought up their five girls to be strong independent women.  Becka was the youngest and most  head strong. She never accepted doing the ordinary and always seemed to want more out of life.  When she was fourteen she told her mother that she wanted to run away with the circus. Then at fifteen, she wanted to be an actress. At sixteen she fell in love with a  travelling salesman and had her heart broken.  At seventeen she ran away from home telling her parents not to worry about her.
 When she was twenty she returned home with two children and no husband.  She moved back in with her parents and  decided that she wanted a house of her own. Her father tried to explain to her that she  could not afford it and her mother just  turned away and  helped her raise the new grandchildren.
 Becka spent her first year  trying to decide how she was going to  make a living and buy the old Duncan's house. It  had been abandoned ever since she was a child. Apparently  it still belonged to their son who had never came back again after his mother died  ten years ago. It was a big dusty old place with broken windows and  faded paint.   The yard was all grown up in trees, bushes and burdocks and Becka wanted it.
Without telling anyone she found the address of  the owner and wrote to him. He answered and said he had almost forgotten about the place, since his attorney  paid  the taxes  without ever  discussing it anymore. He would make a trip to town  next month and would be willing to meet with her and discuss the possibility of selling it.
Becka told no one. When he arrived, they met at the old place.  He was in disbelief at the state of   his childhood home. It had once been a magnificent  building that his parents had been so proud to own. Unfortunately there had been a disagreement over the estate after his mother died. His uncle claimed he had  loaned his brother money  years before and wanted the  house as a payment towards  his loss. Without any proof, the judge dismissed the case.  Once  his rightful ownership  had been settled,  he left and vowed to never set foot in the town again.   He closed the place up and went on to  make a fortune as a real estate developer in  Western Canada.   Becka could see that he was  dealing with what seemed like regrets from  the past and  the fact that he had  left the house fall to such ruin.  
He asked what Becka wanted to do with the house and she told him she wanted to renovate it and turn it into a small hotel for travelling tourists and business men.  
Two years later,  on a sunny morning in  June, "The Becka Inn" was opened for business.  It was a beautiful building that had been completely renovated  inside and out.  A new addition had been added to accommodate more  visitors and have greater potential for  profitability. The gardens were in full bloom and the scent of lilacs filled the air.  The townspeople were all invited for  the open house celebration. Becka's family was all there and her sister was going to help her run the place. Her new husband was at her side as well. He had returned home to sell an old house and found himself  selling everything he owned to  fix it up  and turn it into an Inn with his new wife.
Life is a journey with many twist and turns and you must  never say never!
You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.
               Tony Robbins, is a best-selling author and motivational speaker.
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