Thankful Thursday, 1/31/19

Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A RS152252A

I've gotten out of the habit of writing my Thankful Thursday posts and there are a lot of reasons.  I'm not going to list them but I've always felt so much better after writing one of these posts that I am going to try to resurrect the habit.  

It's freezing in Chester County today but there are reasons to be thankful.  The first reason would be that we are not in Chicago.  My poor friends out that way are learning what the meaning of "too cold for the dog to go out and poop" is.  Just this morning, it was about 1 degree here and I thought it took me as long to put warm clothes over my workout clothing, then the hat, the scarf, and the gloves than the actual workout was going to take. 

First post-pacemaker combat classBut, as always, when I got to Michael's Combat class, it was all smiles.  What a fun, energizing and enjoyable class.  If you are local and have not joined ACAC or attended a class that Michael teaches, you are missing out on a fun, laughter-filled, and heart-pounding workout.  Who wouldn't be thankful?

Speaking of heart-pounding, most people already know this, but if you don't, last year was a bit of a surprise at the end.  In late October, while having a fun meal out with my friends, I experienced a syncope (I fainted).  Unfortunately, on the way down, a pole stopped my fall by hitting my head right before my head hit the hardwood flooring.  You'd think a serious head injury would be bad enough but in an effort to find out why I fainted, it was discovered (thanks to my persistent and wonderful friend Kris who did not let me brush this under the rug and accompanied me to the cardiologist) that my heart wasn't beating all of the time.  Thanks to two very good cardiologists at Paoli Hospital, I am the recipient of a nifty pacemaker.  I can't say I am thankful for the experience and what preceded it, but I am thankful to still be here.

I am also thankful to so many people who helped me this past year, too many to name, but they know who they are.  Those that made meals, mowed my lawn, shoveled by walk and driveway, filled my refrigerator. slept over here to watch my pets while I was in the hospital, called every day to check up.  They brought food, friendship, and laughter.  Friends mailed flowers, plants, blankets, gifts, cards, emailed and generally just sent love.  My sister and my sons were also there for me.  I am forever thankful for being such a lucky person to be surrounded by so much love.

Yes, it is Thankful Thursday!  

Carpe Diem!

Cover Photo by Guillaume de Germain on Unsplash








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Susan C. Mangigian

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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

You get what you give, so it's no surprise to me that you have tons of folks that care about you :)

Jan 31, 2019 10:03 AM #1
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

So scary! Glad you are okay and you have an army of supporters to be thankful for. 

Jan 31, 2019 10:18 AM #2
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I saw your post on FB about getting the pacemaker, but hadnot realized what had preceeded it. So glad you are now OK and back to working out and posting thankful thursday posts. The world would be a worse place without you in it. So, I too am glad this Thursday.

Jan 31, 2019 12:39 PM #3
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Working out again so glad to hear you are back to you vivacious self Susan Mangigian. I agree with Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  it would be a sad place without you. Glad to see you back

Jan 31, 2019 02:59 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Susan- oh my, I'm glad that you're ok. My husband Larry had a similar episode last year. We went to the ER and everything was fine and we had his cardiologist see him and again, ok. But the key is that you had it checked out. And your friends were there for you because of you!!!

Jan 31, 2019 06:43 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


Feb 02, 2019 06:19 PM #6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Ouch...sounds like an unpleasant...and yet grateful learming experience. Glad everything is "up and running" and you have recovered well.

Feb 03, 2019 04:49 AM #7
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

so glad they were able to find and correct your health scare! 

Feb 03, 2019 05:05 AM #8
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Glad that you are doing better. Scary stuff. Glad you are surrounded by so much love.

Feb 03, 2019 06:34 AM #9
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Susan, this is the first time I've read one of your posts and how inspiring and honest! Good for you. And welcome back to Thankful Thursdays. Surprisingly, here in Oregon, I am familiar with Paoli as I lived in Valley Forge (I recognize the Paoli Turnpike), Malvern, PA. Left in '79 to move here. 

Sooooo, I get COLD. I'm originally from Buffalo, and you and I both know that cold that goes right into your chest with one breath alone. 

I may need to add Thankful Thursdays to my list of to dos! 

Feb 03, 2019 08:51 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Susan - I am glad that you found the cause and you are on the mend.  That was a fortunate wake up call.

Feb 03, 2019 10:42 AM #11
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

How terrifying! So glad to hear you are ok. 

It's a great habit to see the positive and good in every situation whenever possible. Knowing that things could be worse is a good way to start!

Feb 04, 2019 12:55 PM #12
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Wow that must have been a scary event. I'm glad to hear you found the problem and have had it corrected. Whew!

Feb 04, 2019 01:50 PM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

So happy to see you posting your Thankful Thursdays again, Susan! 

And, as Bill said - what you send out to the universe, you get back 10-fold. You are a gem and a giver of your heart and soul - that's what we all love about you!

Feb 04, 2019 03:02 PM #14
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Susan Mangigian 

Hey, pretty lady!  Where have I been? Missed all of this. So glad you have so many wonderful people around you. It is a reflection of who you really are. 

Here's to a speedy and complete recovery. Lots of love and pampering are in order. 

Thankful every day...not just Thursday.

Feb 04, 2019 07:46 PM #15
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Susan - wow, what a story of love triumphing over fear. Thankful, indeed. Thank you for sharing with us--and for reminding us of the Thankful Thursday group -- I also should start posting there on a regular basis.

Feb 04, 2019 08:27 PM #16
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