Be Thankful for EVERYTHING - Simple Joys Like Sour Gummy Worms!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with RED Properties NC #129285

I wrote this post way back in 2008 and discovered it again today.  It reminded me that no matter how crazy, stressful and "unplanned" my days become in this whacked, fast paced business to take time to realize and take note of the simple things that really bring me joy and make my heart sing.....

After seeing this again and reading it I have decided that 4 years is too long to have gone without another day like this......Liam and I will be heading out again soon with him in charge of the camera and Flip.  

I hope that you all don't mind me recycling this because I want it to stand as a reminder to all of you - it truely IS the little things that propel us forward, give us courage, replenish our soul and keep us grounded.

Peace, ♥, and Serenity for you all, today!



I had to go WWWAAAYYY out in the country today to snaps some pics for a BPO.  I don't do many of them but from time to time it is nice to fine tune those market analysis skills - at least that is how I look at it.  Anyhow, my one and only son was very eager to go along.  He KNOWS that music will be blaring in the car and he loves singing at the tops of his lungs as much as his mother does.  We are a sight!  We sing and we dance all in the car - it is so amazing that I don't have tickets for public displays of insanity!

Country roads, windows rolled down, sunroof open and about every cd this family owns in the car with us.  There was one that I hadn't heard IN FOREVER so I popped it in.  Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band - The Distance.  I played Roll Me Away and we both decided we wanted to hear it over and over and over again. 

It was a full morning!  Got home, downloaded the pics and was half way through the BPO when a screen came up that it was cancelledWHAT???  I just spent tons of gas, 100 miles and my whole morning out doing this when there were MANY more business activities that I could have been doing!  Gggrrrr!

UNTIL - I went through the pics that Liam and I had taken while we were out today.  Nope, not mad anymore - in fact a little teary - my son and I had A BLAST todayLiam was in charge of the camera for most of the trip so he is pretty proud of this little montage.  We missed some pretty shots but we didn't care.  I hope that you enjoy the music even if the pics may bore you. 

Today was the epitome of a Carolina Blue Sky and it just couldn't have been more beautiful!  I got to spend it with my most favorite person in the world, sing my heart out and eat sour gummy worms!  Come on - jealous, aren't you!

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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Peace is the start of anything. Inner peace, without chaos.

Apr 03, 2012 10:44 PM #1
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Cindy Edwards
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Leesa,

I'm so glad you re-blogged this from 4 years ago.  You are right, sometimes we have to look at our adventures in a different light.  I get the "canceled bpo" email, just happened to me recently.  But how you handle it speaks volumes.  I bet you look back at this video, and the snaps at your young boy and think, wow, that was a great day, and look at him now.  4 years older..... time flys.

 

Apr 03, 2012 10:44 PM #2
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Leesa Finley
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So true, Andrew, so true!

Apr 03, 2012 11:32 PM #3
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You have the best family, Pix. And you're so smart to see that.

Life is short. All the small things are such gifts.

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Apr 04, 2012 12:55 AM #4
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Leesa Finley
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Thanks, Cindy and Liam and I are definitely getting out there again SOON just me and him......he makes me appreciate all my days more and more......

 

Apr 04, 2012 01:39 AM #5
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Leesa Finley
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Thanks Candy-O!  I am one lucky girl!  I love those guys so much and they honestly make it all worth it!

Apr 04, 2012 01:41 AM #6
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Leesa  Do not apologize for reissuing this post - your point is a avalid tofay as it wqs fouryears ago.  I love the video - that old general store says so much about America and our heritage.  Of course, I also enjpyed your family photos as ell

Apr 04, 2012 11:37 PM #7
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Leesa Finley
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Aw, thanks, Karen!  We honestly had a beautiful day those years ago.......it's all in how you look at things!

Apr 05, 2012 12:57 AM #8
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Leesa  - this is beautiful; thank you for giving us a second chance at it! I enjoyed it.

Apr 05, 2012 06:48 AM #9
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Karin Lundeen
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Hi Leesa ~  I'm sure glad you recycled this one!  I love the precious moments when you can look back and you both felt how awesome it was!  Thanks for sharing!  Happy Easter!

Apr 06, 2012 03:01 AM #10
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Leesa, terrific post. and Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band....my favorite when I was younger...heck still love the music.  AND a great video!

Apr 06, 2012 06:29 AM #11
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Leesa Finley
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Aw, thanks so much, Toni!  It was great for ME to read the post again and remember what is really important!

Apr 08, 2012 10:43 PM #12
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Thanks, Karin.  It was nice to see that this was 4 years ago.......it just reminded me to slow down and appreciate EVERYTHING!

Apr 09, 2012 11:22 PM #13
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Thanks, Rebecca!  I appreciate you commenting.....it was definitely a timely reminder for me!

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