Finding your own slice of paradise where you are

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Hello everyone-Many of you know I recently visited my first 3 AR friends. Peg Barcelo in Summerland BC and Gayle Rich Boxman in Fishhawk Lake along with Debb Janes from Camas Washington. Each live in their OWN slice of paradise. All beautiful places and all special friends. Since I have been home I have been discovering my own little slices of paradise right in my own backyard. 

Today I

WELCOME  YOU TO MY OWN SLICES OF PARADISE

 

As I wrote in a previous blog I have a 3 person swing under a tree in one area of my garden. It is a beautiful spot to sit, relax and read or just sit and enjoy watching the birds or admiring my garden. Most of the day is a nice shady spot to sit except in the morning.

 

I also have a swing in Lindsey's memorial garden which is also a 3 person swing.  Although they both would be a little bit close for 3 adults. It has its own sunroof as you can see and is tattered from the wind which started from a small tear but I have enjoyed sitting there as a place of remembrance and quiet reflection on my life with Lindsey.

 

Now the latest slice of paradise I have made is the smallest but the best things come in small pkgs they say.  I have recently started enjoying my breakfast sitting there as well as taking time to read for a short while. It is a nice shady area in the morning so it is perfect. It is right next to Lindsey's memorial garden and right outside my back door.

There is a poem "BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED" and so that is what I am doing my best to do.  Sometimes what you are searching for is right in your own backyard. 

 

Bloom where you are planted by Norma Duncan (1978)  

Bloom where you're planted,be the flower you are
With Jesus as your leader, He'll take you far
We can't be a vegetable if God made us a fruit
We can't be a singer if our talent is the flute

Bloom where you're planted
And grow and grow and grow
Let Jesus be your leader
And let God's Spirit flow

God doesn't give all his children same jobs to do
Each one is different, do well with what He gives to you
You may be the greatest preacher
Or can't speak at all
You have a gift from God
Just respond to your call

If you're a teacher, teach your best
Find the thing you do better than the rest
Give all you have to the betterment of mankind
If we all bloom where we're planted
A great garden we'll find


Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (23)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My serenity place is my porch at work.  It could use some flowers, but my cat wouldn't let them live.

Jun 13, 2014 04:56 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon, start-to-finish it's all about your joy of living! The poem was perfect, too. You have found "Your Place in the Sun" (and out of it!!)

Jun 13, 2014 06:50 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Whitney=Each one is a wonderful spot to enjoy the quiet and beauty of nature.

Gary-Yes that recliner in the mancave watching sports. Definitely a happy spot for you

Thank you Alexandra-i appreciate your kind words

Tammy-It is nice to have those quiet spots especially at work.

Gayle-I totally agree and I am finding those places more and more.

Jun 13, 2014 07:03 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

A beautiful paradise setting in all three locations.....lucky lady!

Jun 14, 2014 12:58 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sharon-They are indeed and I feel blessed

Jun 14, 2014 05:22 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Sharon, they all look like good spots and it doesn't matter how far you roam, sometimes, there simply is no place like home.

I love the idea of  blooming where you're planted :-)

Jun 15, 2014 12:34 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Mary-I think there is a good reason for that saying about home and I too love the idea about blooming where you are planted

Jun 15, 2014 07:56 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sharon, you found so much more than an adventure of friendship during your recent visit our way. You found a peace within yourself. That's always the place where we feel the most at home - blooming and thriving and filled with joy. Much love sent your way today.

Jun 16, 2014 01:20 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Debb and you are so right. I definitely did. Sending love back to you as well. Today and everyday my friend

Jun 16, 2014 07:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon - finding our little bit of paradise is an important step on the way to a better and happier life.   

Jun 17, 2014 01:35 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Michael=I totally agree

Jun 18, 2014 05:10 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Beautiful, Sharon.  I agree, we do create our own paradise!  Have a wonderful week.

Jun 22, 2014 10:54 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Christine-Indeed we do and wishing you a wonderful week as well

Jun 22, 2014 06:05 PM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Good morning Sharon. How nice that you are creating beauty all around you. Thank you for sharing the poem. It is just what I needed this morning to start my day. 

Jun 22, 2014 10:36 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Anna-I am enjoying it. Glad you enjoyed the poem. I didn't know the full poem just the title.  I liked it too. Have a great week

Jun 23, 2014 05:33 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Just checking in to say 'hi," and hope you're blooming in your special spot in the garden today. 

Jun 24, 2014 01:36 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Debb-I am blooming everyday in some way.  Hi back at ya and hope you are enjoying the start to your summer

Jun 24, 2014 07:24 AM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Sharon, thanks for sharing a bit of your slice of paradise.   We all need to appreciate our little slices of paradise that we call home.  

Well, I'm off to find your post about your visit with Peg.  

 

Jul 10, 2014 08:46 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I love your paradise. Bloom where you are planted. That is so right. Find your own heaven and make it even better. You have surely done this. 

Oct 03, 2015 01:08 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Sondra Meyer: -Don't know how I missed this but I apologize for the oversight. Yes indeed we do. Unfortunately this slice comes with a LOT of work/

Debbie Laity -Thank you,. I am blooming where I am planted for sure. Happy Sunday

Oct 04, 2015 05:29 AM