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I wish I had the time.

Real Estate Agent with Benchmark Realty, LLC


Some days I wish I had accomplished more. As I look back at technology and what would seem to be a blessing at time consumes us. Lets make the best out of our days. Lets learn to be the best that we can be at what we do to help those we come in contact with. I know this truth that yesterday is gone and there is nothing that I can do to change that. We must be able learn from history so that we do not fall prey to what others have fallen into. Pay it forward at any cost. Lets learn from those that have walked before us and become leaders that understand that it is better to give then receive. So take some time from technology and help someone today. Take the time to bless someone. Lets look at a man that blessed us with his knowledge and payed it forward. Make your time count!!! Be passionate about what you do. 


-- At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.


-- At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.


-- At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.


-- At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.


-- At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.


-- At 23, started his own law practice.


-- At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.


-- At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " and retired from his law practice.


-- At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.


-- At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence .


-- At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.


-- At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.


-- At 40, served in Congress for two years.


-- At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.


-- At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.


-- At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.


-- At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.


-- At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .


-- At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.


-- At 61, was elected to a second term as President.


-- At 65, retired to Monticello .


-- At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.


-- At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.



-- At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams

Thomas Jefferson - Make every moment count.

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Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator
West USA Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Realtors, Homes for Sale - Phoenix Metro

Good post, which makes me think.... I have been meaning to go because I have so much to do and I keep reading posts!  lol

Mar 26, 2011 10:54 AM