Dawn of a New Day

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This morning we got up early due to heat and humidity in Jupiter Florida and with no wind. Walking the beach is still a Zen moment for me but today I was headed back to Oklahoma City for business and leaving my wife behind. The sun over the ocean made me think that this is not all sadness and given that the temperature today was up to 109 in Oklahoma City maybe it wasn't so bad. I arrived at the airport and by the time I went to the gate the second delay in frlight time was posted. Realizing that I would be stuck in Atlanta I went to the Delta Lounge and they rebooked me for tomorrow. It is so easy to lose it when your schedule is disrupted, so in monents I use what I deemed in college to be the cosmic giggle. It is when you reach a point of absurdity and instead of cursing the bad luck you laugh uncontrollably for no apprent reason that does not match the circumstances. This brings joy back into the universe and the binus is I get to see the sunrise again over the ocean. At 35 I might not think this way but hey, you don't get older, you just embrace absudity, realize that life is full of paradoxes that you don't make a choice on, and from this a new reality is forged every morning. Plus, the temperature is going down tomorrow in Oklahoma City. Life is but a dream, Shaboom!



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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

What a great picture, Joe.

Have a safe trip!

Jul 21, 2018 07:33 AM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Shaboom! You sure make me smile with this post, Joe. And yes, we may as well go merrily down the stream, as life is but a dream. 

Jul 21, 2018 08:35 AM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Even under the best of circumstances, I'm not crazy about flying anymore.  It certainly gets us to our destination quicker than driving, but I hate airports with a passion.  And, the slowly shrinking seat and leg room doesn't help either.

Jul 21, 2018 02:35 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

               Thanks, Joe!

Jul 21, 2018 05:56 PM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Joe. You have a great attitude and I agree with your thinking. Gorgeous shot as well.

Jul 22, 2018 04:48 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great story.  Instead of grousing it is so much easier to just find a way to make it better.  I am glad that Kathy Streib included you in her list. A

Jul 22, 2018 07:45 AM #12
Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Hi Joe--What a nice post to read! It is a charming feast of words that giveth understanding--if you get my drift! It made me remember those times when I was frustrated to no end...I have to get down to the level of the ground to see where I can rise to and this post made me see that it's not that far. Just turn it around and any circumstance will improve...Thanks for sharing this and thanks also to Kathy for pointing it out on her "Ah-ha Moment"!!  

Jul 22, 2018 01:04 PM #13
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Life with a smile and embracing absurdity - Joe Pryor I love the attitude.  Have a great week!

Jul 22, 2018 08:36 PM #14
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Joe... there is a reason they say "laughter is the best medicine." Learning how to deal with situations that are out of your control makes for a very "freeing" life.

Jul 23, 2018 04:33 AM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joe

Sorry to hear of your trials but having a cosmic giggle makes a lot of sense! We know about the popular saying about laughter! Travling by air these days is often time for a giggle I think.


Jul 24, 2018 03:39 PM #16
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Sometimes laughing off a bad situation is the best thing that can be done getting pissed certainly won't help anyone. Thanks for sharing your situation and solution Joe Pryor. I hope you got to Oklahoma City without further problems.

Jul 24, 2018 07:19 PM #17
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Throwing a fit would not have changed the circumstances but just made you feel bad and those around you. Laughing is always good medicine.

Jul 25, 2018 06:31 PM #18
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joe - your post just reminded me of a Zig Ziglar presentation when he was stuck in an airport and the flight was canceled.  He said "fantastic" and built his whole presentation around that.  All in the attitude.

Jul 26, 2018 06:15 AM #19
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I admire your jet setting ways, although traveling to and fro would not be ideal. Sometimes the circumstances are so absurd you have to laugh to keep from crying. 

Jul 26, 2018 03:23 PM #20
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joe I have sat in the Lounge watching people freak out at the poor person trying to make things happen for them...instead of being grateful that there are people who try to help they were flipping out...Endre

Jul 26, 2018 06:58 PM #21
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I took a long photowalk through our home community this morning. I did get to photograph flowers that I would not have seen at the beach.

Keep cool and have a great weekend.

Jul 27, 2018 11:10 AM #22
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

What else can you do but roll with the punches.  I can't imagine having to live with triple digit temperatures!

Jul 30, 2018 07:18 PM #23
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Joe Pryor - From the beginning, I was captivated by the gorgeous photograph. Vicariously, I was in the "zen" moment with you on that beach. 

In a day in our life when young men and women seem to be going in different directions and have little to no time for each other, it is refreshing to know, without a shadow of a doubt, how much you love your wife and cherish her by your side. Business is business. But nothing can replace the time lost without the one you love.

Joe, you're such a prolific writer with excellent word choices to bring clarity to the reader about how you were feeling in the moment. "Cosmic giggle," is a good description of accepting the things you cannot change, but changing the things you can. 

I really am thankful for people like you who motivate me to become a better writer. When it comes to the command of the English language, you're one of the best on ActiveRain. 

Aug 05, 2018 03:31 AM #24
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It's not always what we face but, how we approach issues that life throws our way. Laughter is definitely the best medicine, Joe - it often keeps us from crying!

Aug 11, 2018 10:36 AM #25
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joe, sure looks beautiful down there, and you are lucky to wake to this view every day, while you are there.

Aug 11, 2018 01:06 PM #26
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