The Days are Long, the Years are Short

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Charlemagne International Properties BRE# 01147470

As we near the end of the first quarter of another year, I find it remarkable that April is almost upon us. Although I must admit there have been a few very long real estate days during the past few months, the weeks and months are flying by.

 I often have to write a note to myself to slow down and enjoy the moment.  Life is more than work, but we spend a large part of our life working.  Little moments of pleasure and joy incorporated into our workday can enhance the quality of our lives.  Here are few little pleasures I've added to my day:

When previewing homes on a particularly beautiful Southern California day I park a block away and enjoy the walk, the Pisaneighborhood and the people.  Since we have so many sunny days I get to do this quite often.  It's less stressful as I'm not competing with other agents to park in front of the property on previewing days!

At 4:00 pm I enjoy a cup of tea, read the Wall Street Journal, local paper, real estate magazines and make my plan for tomorrow.  That's also my time to check Active Rain, write a few comments or post a new article.  I find this wind down time let's me walk out the door less frazzled by the day's demands.

Life is too short to wait until after work hours to enjoy it.

Norma Toering and Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
(310) 493-8333 / Office Phone: (310) 831-0800

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Larry Bettag
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Wow...great post.  You are making time to have time.  Nice inspiration.  I always say we work to live we don't live to work.
Mar 13, 2008 03:11 AM #1
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Larry - Yes, at the end of the day I like to walk out the door with a smile on my face.

Mar 13, 2008 03:16 AM #2
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Patricia Beck
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You are so right, sometimes life gets so busy we forget to enjoy the important people and things in our lives.  Thanks for the reminder!!
Mar 13, 2008 03:29 AM #3
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Patricia Beck
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You are so right, sometimes life gets so busy we forget to enjoy the important people and things in our lives.  Thanks for the reminder!!
Mar 13, 2008 03:29 AM #4
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Patricia - Thanks for the comment and try combining work with a little play--it makes for a fun day.
Mar 13, 2008 03:37 AM #5
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Patricia Kennedy
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Your right!  We need time to take a breath once in a while!  I am so type-A that I sometimes need a reminder!
Mar 13, 2008 06:15 AM #6
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Patricia - Yes, you gotta breathe!  I love to take a walk along the beach--these's nothing like sea level air!
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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
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I'm finding it almost surreal that we're nearly into April and my oldest graduating college just a month later. I try to find time to slow it down, but definitely need to work on that habit.

Mar 15, 2008 02:44 PM #8
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Colleen - Congratulations on your son's graduation.  It's exciting to see our children complete their education and embark upon careers--it's also nice to have them start paying their own bills! (smile)
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