Services for Real Estate Pros with Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina

Once upon a cloud I seemed, to drift and drab and forever dream.

And with that cloud my tears were proud, knowing now I'll never seem.

Despite the obvious fact that I'll never be Bruce Lee, Jim Morrison, or Larry Bird, I don't spend enough time being thankful for being Jason Michael "Freaking" Sardi.

I don't spend enough time on that.

I don't spend enough time saying, "I love you" to those I care about.

I don't spend enough time trying to make lives better because I exist.

I don't spend enough time making money at what I love to do.

I don't spend enough time being comfortable.

I don't spend enough time being sleepy.

I don't spend enough time doing.

Time will eventually catch up.

And I don't want to be a stranger to Time.

I need to spend more time.

What is time if it is not well spent?


Comments (27)

Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Rack up the diamond moments Jason!  We don't get many of them.  Try to make them happen.

Works every ... um, time.

Jun 03, 2012 07:21 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

Jim Croce said it best...

'If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do'...

Jun 03, 2012 09:25 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector
Jun 03, 2012 02:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jason- this has been one of the most interesting and enlightening posts I've read.  Besides your great poetry, the comments have been as interesting.  I have nothing to add but that I wish I had more of it to keep for myself and to give away to others. 

Jun 07, 2012 03:00 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Well said, Jason.  It is so easy to let the limited time we have slip away.  I want to get to the end of this course without regrets.  Respecting our time should certainly be a way to avoid that.  Have a great Sunday.  

Jun 09, 2012 11:20 PM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Jason...Kathy sent me others over in her feature today,

Great Thought and comment about time. Once it's gone it's gone, don't regret what you did not do, live by be Being There.

This reminds me about a seminar I went to years ago, I don't remember the Speaker, but he hit a nerve with everyone. He Talked about "the Lawyer Day Dreaming looking out his window and wishing he was fishing with his boy", while "fishing with his boy he only thought about work he needed to do at the office"...The Point the Speaker want to make was "Be There"...whatever you are doing Be There in the moment.


Jun 10, 2012 12:15 AM
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Hi Jason,

Seems easy to lose sight when life is busy and challenging.  Thanks for the thoughtful reminder :)

Jun 10, 2012 12:57 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Jason,

You summed up life in a minutes time and it was so well worth it. I had to pause and dwell on each thought because it was packed with punch and made me think!

You are an extraordinary man. Suggested!!!

Jun 10, 2012 01:08 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Jason,

I had missed this post the first time around, but found it in Kathy's reblog.  

Well said, time is too precious to not pay attention to how you spend it!

Jun 10, 2012 03:01 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Very nice Jason, Your words are true and time well spent is time appreciated. I wish I could have given my mother more time...

Jun 10, 2012 06:14 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Jason, that was pretty cool. Time is one of the most unforgiving things that we'll ever experience, besides maybe government.

One thing I'll never have is...


Jun 10, 2012 07:09 AM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Must remember to do the things I love first.  Time is slipping through my fingers at a faster and faster rate.

Jun 10, 2012 01:43 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Jason, I came over after reading Kathy's post earlier today. Time is something that we can never get back, so we do need to enjoy every moment, and never take it for granted. You have some very nice comments here, and I am sure most can add something for all of us to consider. Time is so Precious!

Jun 10, 2012 02:46 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Oh boy, after a long hard weekend of work, that is a good reminder to take a chill pill and do something really enjoyable.
Jun 10, 2012 06:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jason,

I missed this post also and came by from Kathy's post. Love your thoughts and message! Love the comments!

Jun 10, 2012 08:43 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I need some me time in my life and some "us" time for me and my Donald.  I need some less tired days too.

Jun 11, 2012 01:54 AM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

One thing we can't get back is time. I miss that time does not go by slowly anymore. Good reminder to spend it on what is important to us. Enjoyed your post today,

Jun 11, 2012 08:23 PM
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Jason - You really made me stop and think.  I feel like a got little done today.  I am trying to negotiate a transaction where the parties are not easy to reach, so I spent a lot of time chasing folks down and waiting for return calls.  I think I need to figure out a way to spend some time on me and on my family!

Jun 12, 2012 11:49 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

As is typically usual, the comments far outweigh the post.  So thank you to Kathy for pointing folks in this direction.  It's about time ;)

Jun 12, 2012 01:50 PM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

For sure Sardi time is so short and they are not making anymore. You can take the simpliest of words and make them so thought provoking.

Aug 10, 2012 01:06 PM