Pause, Reflect, and Giving Thanks for 2018. By: Maria Sapio

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568
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As I approach the turning of the last page on the 2018 calendar, I pause to reflect upon this past year.

 

 

My mind recalls special memories of meeting new clients for the very first time and even the death of a dear client. 

 

 

Life is a tapestry of smiles and tears that add profound dimension to the multitude of threads of many colors that weave through our moments.

 

 

Some of the memories that drift across my heart are:


 

 

 

- A particular settlement where a tear or two were shed as keys were exchanged and I was the only person in the room that understood the depth of that occurrence.

 

- A handcrafted framed art piece that was gifted to me by a client whom I was privileged to walk beside as she and her family navigated through a challenging season before owning their new home.


- A day at the spa being pampered as a special gift from a client that wanted me to embrace the moments of peace and relaxation.


- A special coffee meeting that led to conversation about hopes, dreams and passionate living.


- A client that had dreamed of living closer to family for years and finally made the plunge. I listed the home, guided them through the relocation process and every conversation since starts with "We're so happy."


- An extra sweet client that calls me "her daughter" and prays for me every single day!

 

- A bus ride to a seminar and the person beside me shared a glimpse into sacred moments of their life that have helped shape them into the extraordinary person they are today.


- Dinners and parties when I get to see the transformation a client has made from turning a 'house' into a 'home.'

This is the stuff that wakes me up.       
This is the stuff that propels me.
This is the stuff that feeds my soul with overwhelming gratitude.

Thank you - for choosing to share your hopes and dreams with me and offering me the privilege of watching them come to fruition!!

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Photo by S O C I A L . C U T on Unsplash

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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At my age I reflect often...sometimes way to much

Dec 14, 2018 10:31 AM #11
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

William Feela - Reflection is good for the soul - and so is gratitude, in heaping doses!

Dec 14, 2018 10:55 AM #12
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Maria, for sharing some of your special memories.

Enjoy the holidays!

Dec 14, 2018 11:02 AM #13
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Roy Kelley - sending warm wishes to both you and Chef Dolores for a memorable holiday!

Dec 14, 2018 11:05 AM #14
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Maria,

What a beautiful post you shared with us. I enjoyed reading the moments you shared and what struck me most was your use of the word "tapestry".  I use to describe my life as a "mosaic of  glass".   Wishing you a delightful weekend.  A

Dec 14, 2018 11:35 AM #15
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 
I love that you describe life as a "mosaic of  glass"- that is certainly a sermon that can be taken in so many beautiful directions!  

Dec 14, 2018 03:48 PM #16
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

What a great way to end the year, and how fortunate you are to have encountered some really great people!

Dec 14, 2018 06:35 PM #17
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Maria- What a beautiful and very heartfelt post. The commissions and paychecks are necessary but as you said, life is a tapestry....! It's the layers that are created that make what we do meaningful. 

Dec 15, 2018 11:59 AM #18
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Francine Viola - Yes, it is always such an incredible blessing to be surrounded by positive, thankful people!

Dec 15, 2018 01:33 PM #19
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Kathy Streib - Love how you worded that - yes, indeed, it is "the layers that are created that make what we do meaningful!"

Dec 15, 2018 01:34 PM #20
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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Real estate practices are full of unique and life changing experiences...we are all fortunate to be a  part of them.

Dec 17, 2018 10:28 AM #21
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
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Hi Maria Sapio Wow...what a year!  Our industry allows us into the homes and hearts and deepest corners of our clients lives.  Usually those are good places...sometimes a bit scary...sometimes a bit tragic...and many times generate a whole lot of fun and respect for our clients...who usually end up as friends if they were not already friends before.  Thank you for sharing a great year of memories!!

Dec 18, 2018 07:42 AM #22
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope your holidays are filled with special memories. 

Last night, I was helping one of my sisters idntify family photographs from the 1940s that had been saved my one of our aunts who passed away.

Dec 21, 2018 04:37 AM #23
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Maria, that is kewl to put all these wonderful thoughts on paper, and I too reflected on this past year, but should have written them all down.

Dec 27, 2018 05:58 AM #24
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Maria Sapio - So beautifully written! I am sorry it wasn't featured for more to see and click like at the top of the page.

You are a very special woman. May you be blessed.

Dec 29, 2018 10:29 AM #25
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - Yes, indeed - we are so blessed to be invited into such a memorable journey of home sellers and home buyers!

Dec 29, 2018 10:32 AM #26
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker - There's so much to be thankful for...and I wish you a new year brimming with hope, faith and an abundance of love!

Dec 29, 2018 10:33 AM #27
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Roy Kelley - Viewing old photos is such a beautiful way to reflect and honor those lives.  I did some of that earlier today too and pulled out some old albums.

Dec 29, 2018 10:34 AM #28
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Joan Cox - So many precious memories...perhaps too many to write, but they are saved in the heart for always!

Dec 29, 2018 10:35 AM #29
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Your thoughtful comment is so heartwarming...thank you.  Each day is indeed a blessing and I continue to remind myself to never take a moment for granted.

Dec 29, 2018 10:37 AM #30
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