Day 10 - thankful for family and friends

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Real Estate Agent with Pacific Union International CA DRE# 01215160

Today wraps up Debbie Reynolds' 10-day Thanksgiving Post Challenge and I must say I've enjoyed reading some wonderful posts. No matter who we are, the common thread is being thankful for life, for health, for love, for family, for friends, for our business. 

Reading about some of the little things like being thankful for cookies and car keys have added pleasure, too.

autumn foliage in Palo Alto, CAToday, Thanksgiving Day, I did what I do every morning--sit on the couch in our living room, in the dark, cup of coffee in hand, and look out over the city, giving thanks. I don't force the gratitude to come, or script it in any way, but simply let it evolve. I want to actively be aware of 3 things each and every day for which I'm thankful.

Today's early morning gratitude thoughts:

  • I'm thankful for my husband, Gene - his calmness and willingness to participate in family is amazing. These last 20 years have gone by in the blink of an eye, yet it seems like he's been in my life forever.
  • I'm thankful for the gift of todayfor having time to share with family and friends. We're hosting a simple but festive dinner, where laughter and good conversation will reign. With 7 of us feasting together, our little condo will be bursting at the seams, and that's a good thing.
  • I'm thankful for familythose who won't be with us in person today - my two brothers, one of my daughters and her husband -  and those who will be - my other daughter and two granddaughters.

Sending warm wishes to each and every one of you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

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Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Pacific Union International

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com

www.LottieKendall.com

www.SFCondosForMe.com

 

 

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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing. Wishing you and your family happy thanksgiving 

Nov 24, 2016 08:53 AM #5
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Kathleen Daniels
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Lottie,  Like you, I have a morning routine that connects me to gratitude for all things.  It is powerful.  A home bursting at the seams is a good thing 

Wishing you a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving and holiday weekend.

Nov 24, 2016 09:22 AM #6
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Kathy Streib
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Lottie- yes indeed you have much to be thankful for! I love what you said about letting the gratitude evolve!  

Nov 24, 2016 10:42 AM #7
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Lottie,

 Simple and festive sound wonderful we will have 8 of us here not counting the granddaughter who is 4 months old! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2016 01:32 PM #8
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Debbie Reynolds
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Those are wonderful blessings, Lottie. It is a day fo reflection and giving thanks.

Nov 24, 2016 04:46 PM #9
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Roy Kelley
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It is a very good time to count our blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving! Dolores and I enjoyed the day with family and friends.

Nov 24, 2016 05:35 PM #10
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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Amen, where would any of us be without a great family and foundation Lottie Kendall 

Nov 24, 2016 07:02 PM #11
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Praful Thakkar
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Lottie Kendall - and I am thankful to you for driving with Gene all the way to Monterey when I was attending a conference - just to meet me in person! Thanks a lot.

Nov 24, 2016 11:48 PM #12
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Lottie Kendall
Pacific Union International - San Francisco, CA
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Thanks for your kind wishes, Gita Bantwal - I hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend

Kathleen Daniels - I hope your Thanksgiving day was full of laughter and warmth. Enjoy this special weekend.

Hello Kathy Streib - being open and simply letting thoughts and feelings come provides amazing insight at times

Nov 25, 2016 08:01 AM #13
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert - Thanksgiving for 8 plus a baby - sounds quite wonderful. Enjoy this special weekend.

Hello Roy Kelley - I'm glad you and Dolores had a good Thanksgiving with friends and family - the best!

 

Nov 25, 2016 08:02 AM #14
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day and this holiday weekend.

Hi Praful Thakkar - I remember that day well; it was great to meet you, and was Gene's first long outing after his surgery. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you and yours.

Nov 25, 2016 08:05 AM #15
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Patricia Feager
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Dear Lottie Kendall - I happy to hear you have a good life. You keep it simple and appreciate those who mean the world to you. I wish you and yours a life of abundance.

Nov 25, 2016 08:53 AM #16
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Lottie,

 If we go to SF again we will look you guys up for drinks! We are considering SF for New Year's well actually around that time will keep you posted!

Nov 25, 2016 05:21 PM #17
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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I've been with my husband for 20 years, too, so I know what you mean, Lottie. All of the thankful posts have been great reading. I especially enjoyed Larry Johnston's post about being thankful for his power tools and Myrl's for expanded waistbands.

Nov 25, 2016 05:22 PM #18
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Diana Dahlberg
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts of thanksgiving.  You are truly blessed!

Nov 26, 2016 08:04 PM #19
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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It sounds like you had a nice dinner planned with friends and family. They are wonderful things to be thankful for.

Nov 27, 2016 03:30 PM #20
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Lou Ludwig
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Lottie

Being thankful is a important part of our  life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 27, 2016 08:47 PM #21
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Lottie Kendall
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Keeping life simple works well for us, Patricia Feager - I have lots for which to be thankful, including my Active Rain friends like you.

Yes, Lou Ludwig - being thankful is important and makes life more enjoyable.

Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - some of the oddities people mentioned being thankful for were delightful to read about. 20 years -- whoo hoo!

Nov 28, 2016 07:43 AM #22
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert - by all means let me know when you'll be in SF--we'd love to get together for a drink. We'll be in Mendocino 12/28-12/30 celebrating our 21st anniversary, but otherwise here.

Nov 28, 2016 07:45 AM #23
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Diana Dahlberg and Debbie Laity - thanks for the good wishes, and thanks for being part of my Active Rain family, another thing for which I'm grateful.

Nov 28, 2016 07:46 AM #24
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