I JUST WENT "BLOG MINING" AND GUESS WHAT I DISCOVERED????

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Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate 30HA0800896

I decided, after reading a blog regarding using your former blogs to stimulate another one, to do just that. This is what happened:

I have a major case of blog block and I can't sleep even though I have to get up at 5:00 AM to drive to Manchester, NH for Christmas. I  have been waiting all evening to come up with something to leave with all of you since I will be away for several days and I don't know if I will get the chance to blog up there(family and all).

Not that it is critical that I leave something behind, but you never know what can happen while you are away; and besides which, I really feel that you all are my family now to some degree and it is important that I get that off my chest!

So I was re-reading everything I have written here on AR--I am still a newbie. I read the blog on the "Looking Glass River" and I had a very strong warm feeling come over me, sort of like a dawning--a light bulb went off as I realized how much I am a reflection of my father. If you read that blog, you will understand where I am going with this. It was never so clear to me as it is right now.

Now, I am a woman, no question about that (no snickers, hear?) and I have all the right attributes but I just discovered in a profound way that he "formed" me. He formed my thinking because of how he guided me. He left me with such a treasure-trove of valuable experiences that I really feel that Iam him at times. Not in a physical way, just in the thinking way. I yearn to be able to thank him, and I guess I do all the time, in my thoughts.

It may not have been so noticeable to me early on- --I was a world traveler, he was not; although in his head, his imagination took him to places even I have not been. My world has been so expaaaaanded that it is hard to put this man in a perspective that will be understood. He was born in Munith Michigan, lived in Saginaw, studied landscape architecture at MSU and basically lived his life in a 200 mile radius. He died at 64 of Hodgkin's disease (years ago) and left such a legacy that I am in awe of him, still.

Now to the point; everyone of us on AR seem to want to write great blogs, right? Well, I just discovered what it takes, and it comes from what we all have....every single one of us. We all have a person in our life whether it is a parent, a sister, brother, grandparent, teacher, professor, boss etc. who has influenced us in one way or another to a great degree. I know that you do. We all do!

I have discovered that if you can go to that place, the place where you can feel that persons influence, not necessarily the presence of that person, you can tap into it all again. The experiences you had can be brought forward in a kinesthetic (feelings) way. That is tangible stuff--and it can be used when you really have something to say..try it. Let me know if it worked for you too. It may be difficult at first but I can almost guarantee that the content of your blogs will be enhanced if you put that effort forward.....IT IS MIND BLOGGING!!!

SEE YOU ON THE BLOGS!!!!

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Rainmaker
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Paula - This is so sweet and what a wonderful way to place yourself in the memory of a love one and especially someone that has inspired us over our lifetime. I find I often times put myself as a little girl cuddled in my mothers arms. It was more common that I place myself in my mothers art studio/craft store with her and watch her work and be a 'business woman' and watch her move with sureness! I often take myself there to enjoy her carefree self that allows me to capture memories with her that I often missed as a child. I wrote about my mother once for a contest and not sure you read it, but it's one of my favorites. I would like to share it with you...Judge or Not to Judge - Thank You Mom For Your Wisdom 
Dec 22, 2007 03:46 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
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Dear Candace,

I am so happy that you shared your story with me---it is so beautiful. I think that we all have these things so deeply burried that it is really cathartic to reveal them. Good wrting is just that! Because if you don't go there in your mind and your thinking to bring it forward, no one will care!

Happy Holidays!

Dec 23, 2007 12:12 AM #2
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Wish you a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a great year in 2008.

Tommy   New York Certified Home Inspector Long Island NY Nassau/Suffolk Home Inspections

Dec 24, 2007 12:23 AM #3
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