A Real No-Brainer | What are You Thankful For?

Real Estate Agent with Hrisco & Associates Lic.#480703

A Real No-Brainer | What are You Thankful For?

This could very well be the easiest post or the hardest post for me to write depending on how you look at it.   I just recently learned about an ActiveRain Contest for the month of November sponsored in part by DocuSign, the electronic signature company.

The idea behind the contest is because Real Estate Professionals using DocuSign save on average at least 3 hours per week between faxing documents back and forth, printing and filing, and driving across town for signatures.  So the contest is if you could save an extra 3 + hours per week, please share what your thankful for or what you would do with your luxurious free time.

After the recent events for me over the past week and half, this is a real no-brainer.  What would I do with an extra 3+ hours per week?  I would with out a doubt spend more time with my friends and family. 

After having to put down a dear pet three months ago and then the unexpected death of my Father George Hrisco, last Monday,  (it still hasn’t sunk in), you come to realize just how precious life is and how we should spend as much quality time with the ones we love. 

Because you just don’t know when you are speaking with someone, that it could very well be the last time you have an opportunity to do so.  So choose wisely the words you use.   Quit bickering about unimportant matters, (not applicable in my case, just saying),  Speak from the heart.

I would spend that extra 3 + hours going to see that movie that I have been wanting to see for a long time.  Planning and actually taking that date night with my wife.  Taking my doggies to the dog park more.  Reading a book just for the fun of it, not because I have to.  Calling a friend or family member whom I haven’t spoken to in a few years.  Planning and then actually taking that dream vacation you have been talking about for years. 

Whatever you do, do it with no regrets, we only get one shot at life.  Do the right thing.  If more people did the right thing, the world would be a much better place.

I am thankful for the many years that I did have with my Mother and Father, though I think they died too young, (Mom: 68; Dad: 76).  Looking back recently at old photographs of years gone by, I am thankful for the childhood I had.  I am thankful for the work ethic instilled in me by my father.  I am thankful for the history behind our name, and an interesting history it is indeed.  I recently learned some things about my Father that I did not know before.  I am thankful for the loving, supportive spouse which I have.  And finally, thankful to be alive.  (sorry for the downer, but had to share what was on my mind.)

"This post is a submission to the DocuSign/ActiveRain Thankful Contest. It's possible I will win a prize for writing this post. You could win a prize too by going to the Contest Announcement and sharing your own story"

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Comments (8)

Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

John - Sorry for all your recent losses.  It seems like you are working to take something positive out of these sad events . . . treasuring life more only makes it better.  

Nov 09, 2011 03:58 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks for a glimpse into your personal life. Sorry to hear about your dad. You're right - your parents died too young. Glad you have a great wife John and take time each week to spend it with her. 

Nov 09, 2011 03:58 PM
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

John I had the same thankful thoughts and actually my submission was on LIFE and how precious it is.  Hope you are doing well, take care

Nov 09, 2011 04:09 PM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

John, I am so sorry to hear about your recent loss. Loss does make you appreciate the time we had and should serve as a lesson to appreciate what we have now. You should take care of yourself too John. God Bless



Nov 10, 2011 02:47 AM
Pam Hills
Innovative Artistry - Kendall, FL
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work

Dear John - I am still so sorry about your Dad.  I know there are no words...  I am sharing the inspiration though in taking measures to be shared later.  There have been so many cases in the past decade for me it doesn't take a lot of convincing.  I am soooo truly sorry.  I know we are never prepared, especially when it is so sudden.   You are right on the spot about how you can not take these things for granted.  Hugs & Love to you & your wife & family.  It is so true.  If you need anything for your family, please let me / us know!

Nov 12, 2011 06:01 PM
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

I just learned tonight that it takes 3 or 6 comments to jump your points on your blog.

So i am taking this task to heart for anyone that doesn't have 3 comments and 6 comments to really make your points just so I am helping everyone who I see needs it and I hope you will do the same for my blogs.


Nov 15, 2011 03:55 PM
EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat
Russel Ray Photos - San Diego, CA

So sorry to hear about your father. Gayle and I send you our thoughts and prayers.

Nov 21, 2011 04:25 PM
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

Thank you to all of you for your kind thoughts and comments, as you can expect, it has been a difficult month for me, but I will try and visit each of your blogs in the coming days to leave a personal comment....

Nov 22, 2011 05:40 AM