Does Life Get In The Way Of Your Plans???

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

The title of this blog is from an award winning song by John Lennon.   When you come right down to it, truer words could never be spoken.  Life does in fact get in the way of our plans.

Today is a day like any other.  I am sure that many of you got out of bed and began your day like every other day in your life.  Bathroom stop, think about the days activities, say good morning to family, or in the case of a single person, your pet, or if alone, just meditate on the days coming events.   In my case, I am thinking about an offer that I recently wrote and as with many of my offers, another offer on the same home on the same day is presented to the buyer.  So I find myself biting my nails wondering if I did a good enough job in convincing my client to offer more than my competitor' client did.  Go figure, the market is slow for over a year and homes are sitting for even longer.  My client and I find the perfect home and wouldn't you know it, another offer at the very same moment. 

That's Life.   Frank Sinatra made a song very famous talking about it.   Listen to the lyrics of it and you will soon realize that life is full of ups, downs, sideways and maybes.  Yes and no, now or later. 

How do you react to the set backs of your life? 

This blog today is not to educate.  Not to advise.  Not even to entertain.  No, I am writing this today to talk about life and all that it offers all of us. 

As in many of my prior blogs, I write of being positive; glass half full; good attitude and the like.  I am here to remind all of us to get up each and every day with an attitude of happiness. 

I am a movie goer and sometimes quote a great line that some other person wrote for the movie to give it that wow factor.  To tug on your emotions and feelings so that you leave the theater with that statement on your mind.  In the ending of Tombstone, Val Kilmer, playing the part of Doc Holiday, tells Wyatt Earp, played by Kurt Russell, that there is no normal life.  There's just life. 

You need to find your happiness in whatever that may be.

Don't let life get in the way of your plans today.   Take it one step at a time.  Take everything in stride and choose to be happy.  I find that when I have a good attitude, I make those around me happy too.

Enjoy life.  It's the only one you will ever have.  Make the most of it.    Happiness cannot be found in gold, riches or success.  It is from within. 

Have a great day.

Larry Stanul



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Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Well does happen and you need to appreciate all that you have.  Even if life gets in the way.  But Frank is right.


Mar 26, 2009 02:44 AM
Ursula Lowther
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Covington, GA

Everyday is exactly what you make of it.... and you need to enjoy every part of it. Tomorrow may never come so all you have is today.

Thanks for the post!

Mar 26, 2009 02:48 AM
Larry Stanul
RE/MAX Realty Center - Oconomowoc, WI
Larry Stanul

Thanks for your comments.  Thanks for reading and make it a good day.


Mar 26, 2009 02:55 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Interesting post.  Doing a little introspection is a good thing.  As for me, I get up looking forward to the " Life " which may present itself to me on this day !

Mar 26, 2009 03:15 AM
Monica Bourgeau
Portland, OR
Authentic Marketing for Heart-Led Agents

I love that quote by John Lennon, so true. Thanks for the post :)

Mar 26, 2009 03:15 AM
Larry Stanul
RE/MAX Realty Center - Oconomowoc, WI
Larry Stanul

Thanks Bill and Kevin and Monica for reading and for your comments.  I do appreciate them.  Enjoy your life today.


Mar 26, 2009 03:20 AM
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Oh yes....there are days like this. Do your best and forge ahead, I've learned as I've gotten older to laugh at myself and the issues more. It helps to maintain some balance and a sens of humor ...although hard to do at times.

Patricia Aulson/ Portsmouth NH Real Estate

Mar 26, 2009 04:08 AM
Larry Stanul
RE/MAX Realty Center - Oconomowoc, WI
Larry Stanul

Thanks Pat for reading this blog.  I try to do the same. 

Glad your living life to the full.


Mar 26, 2009 11:47 AM