Choose what you do today wisely

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My mother is fantastic. She's wise, funny, and fiercely devoted to her family. Every New Years Day, she says the same thing. "Whatever you do on New Year's Day, you do all year. So choose wisely." 



To her, that means something like going for a walk in the woods. To me, that means something different.


Here's what I'm NOT doing on New Years because I don't want to do them all year long:

  • laundry - folding, sorting, washing, or drying. None.File:Blue vacuum cleaner.svg
  • housecleaning of any kind
  • following up on dead end leads
  • listing any overpriced houses
  • showing any properties to buyers who aren't pre-qualified
  • showing unqualified rentals 12+ properties and then waiting by the phone for a decision
  • working with any "investors" who have about $25k to spend and want to go "wild"

And here's what I am doing today:File:HNY-funky.jpg

  • spending time with family and friends
  • laughing
  • eating good food and drinking good wine
  • reconnecting with people I want in my life




Wishing you and yours a 2013 filled with love, laughter, and light! Choose wisely today, friends!

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~ Wayne & Jean 

Union County, NJ - a great place to live and work!

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Carol Zingone
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Wayne & Jean: I think I read somewhere that what you do the first 12 days of the year predict your year, so, YES, focus on the here & now! Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2012 10:45 PM #1
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Good morning Carol - exactly what Mom means - so I'm not doing any of those things that make me miserable! Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2012 10:47 PM #2
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David Popoff
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Wayne & Jean, I just want to make sure that I wish you all a superb New Year with only the best of everything, and all happiness!

Dec 31, 2012 11:02 PM #3
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Thanks, David - Same to you!

 

Dec 31, 2012 11:35 PM #4
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Your Mother gives sage advice!   That is absolutely profound.   I love your "things I won't do today" List.

  Happy New Year to you, and to your Mother!

Dec 31, 2012 11:36 PM #5
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That she does, Fred. An amazing woman by all measures. We're very lucky.

Dec 31, 2012 11:43 PM #6
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Barbara Todaro
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Happy New Year, Wayne and Jean Marie.... and your mother looks great....

Jan 01, 2013 12:20 AM #7
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Nancy Conner
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Your mom gives great advice! And how could any of us go wrong spending time with those we care about - and lots of laughing to start the year off right! Happy New Year to you.
Jan 01, 2013 12:37 AM #8
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Happy New Year to you, Barbara - and you're right - she does look great. I should only look that good :)

Thanks, Nancy - If all of 2013 is as great as today is, then I'm set for the year, and I hope you are too!

Jan 01, 2013 03:59 AM #9
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Christina Sanchez Hood
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Happy New Year Wayne & Jean, wow, what a smart mom!  I agree with her :)  Today has been filled with cooking for family, enjoying a relaxing day and most of all, connecting and commenting with smart people on AR.

May your 2013 be Bright!

Jan 01, 2013 04:21 AM #10
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Grant Schneider
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Jean and Wayne,

Those are excellent choices for New Years Day.  I spent time with family and friends which is very important to me.

Jan 01, 2013 08:51 AM #11
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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Uh oh! I cooked breakfast, folded laundry, and packed away Christmas decor.  Of course, I also spent a lot of time watching TV and eating yummy food.  

Jan 01, 2013 10:46 AM #12
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Happy New Year, Christina - I hope the rest of your year is as wonderful as New Year's Day was!

Nothing's more important than family and friends, Grant, and I hope 2013 is filled with them for you!

Oh no, Donna! I'm glad you got some relaxation in - I hope your 2013 is filled with the productivity and sense of accomplishment that mine, apparently, is going to lack!

Jan 01, 2013 07:29 PM #13
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Happy New Year Wayne and Jean, its good that you are taking mom's advice and getting your year off with a good positive start!

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