Serendipity Sundays - Grateful For a Productive Week

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA DRE#01366594

Serendipity Sundays - Grateful For a Productive Week

I love Sundays. I love rainy days and Mondays too ... they don't get me down.

Some Sundays are days of rest for me but all Sundays cause me to pause and reflect. I don't really know why that is and I suppose it does not really matter. It just is what it is.



Today as I reflect on the past week I am filled with gratitude for all that I accomplished.

Not long ago I placed a 6 foot oblong table in my office so that I could work on a project that required more work space. This past week I hunkered down with laser-like focus and I accomplished everything that was on my project list.


I dealt with an elephant that caused me to realize where I need help in my business and personal life.  That resulted in me hiring a life coach to help me, simply stated, to say no and feel okay about it.

Magical things happened last week. My iPad crapped out a while back. I managed to get it replaced for $99.00. Now it is time to start those videos I've been talking about doing for years!  I know I have the ability to laser focus. Today, as I plan my schedule for this week, I'll be adding a task to complete one video. 

Yesterday I called Karen Fidler and had a great conversation. I learned so much more about Karen. There were a few times I bellowed out laughter. Thanks Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor for a great ending to an already wonderful week!

Life will always have bumps and detours in the road. There is always something to feel good about and feel grateful for in life ... no matter what.

How about you - what are you grateful for today?


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Comments (18)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kathleen- I am grateful for every single day that I've been given.  Isn't it refreshing to be able to tackle those projects you've been putting off!  It's a little like a rebirth, isn't it.

Sep 14, 2014 05:11 AM
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I'm grateful for being able to get to the local Farmers Market before work and really grateful that I read two posts with the word serendipity in them.  You and Susam Emo must have been separated at birth.

Sep 14, 2014 05:17 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Kathy, Yes it is like a rebirth. There is so much renewal that comes with accomplishments. I'm feeling excited about all that is yet to come. Each day is a blesssing.

Sep 14, 2014 05:17 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Liz Wallace - LOL! Did you know there is a new group serendipity sundays?

Sep 14, 2014 05:19 AM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Kathleen, I love Sundays as well. After church we celebrated a dear friend's 60th birthday. She'll be missing next Sunday as she's going skydiving with her 30 year old son! Cool!

Sep 14, 2014 05:45 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Kathleen, do you know what my favourite part of your post is?   That you're learning how to comfortably say "No" . . .   a tiny word that means so much!   It is powerful and I look forward to reading about how you're going to harness that power.


Sep 14, 2014 05:56 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Tom, I plan to do the same next month with my son. We jumped on Mother's Day in 2012. If all goes as planned we will repeat that performance on my Birthday. I highly recommend it. It's an amazing experience!

Sep 14, 2014 07:04 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Susan Emo - that is truly the key. I'm getting much better at saying no but I still feel bad after I do. That is almost as bad as not saying not at all because it occupies so much energy. I will share how I harness the power. Thank you!

Sep 14, 2014 07:06 AM
Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

I just started doing videos as well, and have alos been talking about doing them for years!  Good luck!

Sep 14, 2014 09:11 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I loved our talk...thank you so much for calling. I learned a lot about you as well and just enjoyed every moment.

Sep 14, 2014 09:41 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen sounds like you got a lot accomplished this week, and I am confident you will carry that into this week.  You are motivated, and motivated people get things done.

Sep 14, 2014 10:07 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kathleen, I am thankful for a clear, sunny and dry day after so much rain.  I finally was able to get outside in the beautiful day and mow the grass!  This is a wonderful time of year and I am loving the temperature in the 60's with all the sun!

Sep 14, 2014 02:53 PM
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Sounds like a great week Kathleen... Here's to a great video production this week...

Sep 14, 2014 09:35 PM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Kathleen ... love this post and am so grateful for you for sharing.  Sundays are a great day to reflect.  You had a great week and may this one be even better.

Sep 15, 2014 09:28 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Kathleen, I am so grateful for reading Debbie Reynolds' post today - the pattern on that flooring caught my eyes, then I read about this group. Great practice to stop and think about what we are greatful ... I don't word it that way, but do something similar.

Nov 06, 2016 06:09 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Kathleen: I was just sitting here "reflecting" and feeling guilty about not doing one of the many things that still need to be done--when I saw this post. Now? Fighting off the guilt. After all, we can't work from morning until night every day. So what will I do after this? Frankly, waiting on a buyer to get back to me about a draft offer I sent off--but NOT get involved in another project while I wait. Lunch maybe?

Nov 13, 2016 04:09 AM
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Hi Kathleen, I just dropped by to see what interesting stuff you have posted.  Keep it up!

Feb 01, 2017 07:20 AM
Eagle Ridge Realty
Eagle Ridge Realty - Gilroy, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Hi Kathleen, we love what you write about.  Good luck getting ready for the selling season.

Feb 02, 2017 04:09 AM