It is The Small Things That Can Give Us The Most Joy!!

Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty



I have discovered that it is the small things that can give us the most joy.


Today I was out and about on this last week-end before Christmas and I saw more sad faces, frowns, irritable and rude people.  Many were pushing and shoving, upset if someone got ahead them and etc.  They were all rush ... rush ... and more rush.


It saddened me to see that they were totally missing the true meaning of Christmas.  This is to be a season of giving but with joy in our hearts.


I started smiling at people and saying hello and wishing them a very merry Christmas.  It was fun as well as amazing to see some people start to lighten up and actually slow down and enjoy this day.


I found this Christmas Bucket List and it would be a fun list to share with family and actually do together.


Take time and enjoy the small things and fill your heart with joy.  You may also have a positive impact on another.


Judith Parker, CRS, GRI

ProStead Realty




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Comments (13)

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Judith Parker - Nothing made me feel better yesterday than realizing I had met all my Christmas obligations! Yes, it is stressful if you have set goals for this time of the year.

Dec 20, 2014 07:59 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® .. what a relief it is to know that you are done and can now enjoy.  Wishing you a beautiful Christmas!

Dec 20, 2014 08:01 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Instead of stopping to smell the roses, we need to stop and smell the holly. This is a wonderful time of the year. I love your list. 

Dec 20, 2014 08:02 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Yeah thats a very valid point. Sometimes we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to get the BEST or MOST stufff but sometimes its the special little things that mean the most

Dec 20, 2014 08:02 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Judith Parker ...The small things are always the most important ...Great reminder to all of us ...Thanks!

Have a great weekend!

Dec 20, 2014 08:03 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Judith Parker , I love your idea.....our goal each year is to give less to each other and more to others.....and that means less shoving and pushing for "things" which mean less and less and more gratitude for what we have and what we can give to others.  The bucket list was great, too!

Dec 20, 2014 08:13 AM
Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

I work with a few colleagues and we feed and provide clothing for the less fortunate, best feeling in the world to be able to help someone.

Dec 20, 2014 09:08 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some people do get lost with the activities of getting ready and fail to appreciate the path that takes then there. Merry Christmas

Dec 20, 2014 10:42 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for spreading the Joy of Christmas Judith, both in the rain and in your community!

Dec 20, 2014 12:36 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Judith, for many people Christmas has become more work than fun. You make a great point, as we all should step back and enjoy the holiday season a little more.

Dec 20, 2014 03:29 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Judith. Your point is well made and I'm glad you cheered the many you said Merry Christmas to.

Dec 20, 2014 11:17 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Hi Judith Parker we are in New York and it seems they are lots of cheerful people. I am sure there are sad folks too. Nobody has been rude. What a nice surprise. The clerks seem the least happy, I guess because they are working. 

Dec 21, 2014 12:16 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

You are a good person Judith!

Dec 21, 2014 08:27 AM

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