52 Reasons Why I'm Thankful Today

Managing Real Estate Broker with Pino Agency NJ - 9235504

I celebrated my 52nd birthday on May 25th, 2013.  For some reason, this birthday seemed sweeter.  It sure made me THINK.  I suppose it really is true that wisdom comes with age because I am much more reflective this year than ever before.  I'm sure it has something to do with the number of 50-somethings who have recently passed away.  Heck, there have been several 20, 30, 40 AND 50-somethings who have passed over the last several months.  It is just so hard to believe.

So, here I am at 52 with both parents, 3 siblings, 2 daughters, wonderful friends- both live & on Facebook and 3 weiner dogs.  That is a lot to be thankful for, for sure! I'm not taking a bit of this for granted.

My plan for this year is to get into great shape, lose some weight, read some great books, spend more time with my family & friends, practice better focus in my Real Estate career, pump up the client services I offer, fine-tune the community service work I do in order to truly concentrate on what is most important, be more patient, be more understanding & less judgemental of others, be more generous, take time to grow more plants & flowers, learn some new skills, play my trombone again, laugh more, relax deeply, BREATHE, go to bed earlier, go to the beach more often, help some new agents, find a mentor, be a mentor, learn more about technology, become a better photographer, sing more, listen better, improve my vocabulary, become more green, send more thank you notes, pray more, meditate often, BREATHE deeply, exercise more consistently, eat more fruit, watch the full moon more often, learn some Spanish words, declutter my office, scan & shred more files, surprise others on a regular basis, dance & jump whenever possible, laugh with my brothers, talk about important stuff with my sister, help my parents, donate more to my church, learn to paint, write more blog posts, take lots of videos, ride a horse, swim a mile, visit the capitals of at least 3 states, interview an author, sit on the beach for at least 5 days, among other things.

Fresh starts are always a GREAT thing as are dreams & goals.

Here's hoping that my 52nd year will be one of the best years ever!  

Here's hoping that it will be full of fun, smiles, growth and service to others.  

There is much to do.......     YOU Staying Young



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Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Oh yea and we all have many reasons to be thankful if we just take notice, thanks for sharing

May 30, 2013 02:52 PM #1
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

Wishing you all you hope to accomplish and more!  May you continue to be blessed beyond measure and continue to live a life in gratitude!

Many Blessings!

Maryland Mortgage Mama

May 30, 2013 03:11 PM #2
Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Nice post, Christine. Thanks for sharing. Good luck and more success!

May 30, 2013 07:15 PM #3
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
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This is an awesome post. Happy Birthday to you - all year through - and may all your wishes become realities : )

May 31, 2013 01:01 AM #4
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Thanks, guys!  I appreciate your comments.  I wish great years for all of you, too!

May 31, 2013 05:27 AM #5
Venus Howard
Re/Max Alliance - Westminster, CO

Happy Belated Birthday - I loved this post!!! 

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