Reconnecting is Good for the Soul

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Reconnecting is Good for the Soul

UNT Mean Green Homecoming 2019

This past weekend I reconnected with some of my college friends. A year ago I reconnected with my high school class of 1978! Both events were so enjoyable as we all caught up with one another.


As I reflected on these events I am reminded of how important it is in life to take the time to reconnect with those from our past. I believe no one crosses our paths without a reason. Sometimes those reasons are easy to see while others may be a bit more difficult to understand. Each person with whom we have met in life truly does play a role in our journey.


Often, many will choose to fore go getting together with those from our past for many reasons. Sometimes memories can be painful and embarrassing. We all do goofy things in our youth as each of us were learning about who we were.


Today, as adults in our 60's, hopefully any painful memories can be erased and replaced by reconnecting with the people we are today. Each of us has accomplished different things, endured hardships, and have lived varied and interesting lives. Being able to really focus on who we are right now can be so good for the soul.


My years in high school and college are full of wonderful memories. Each very different experiences and each extremely important in shaping me into the person I am today. I am thankful for each person who has crossed my path in some unique way. 


Thank you to those of you who were able to come to the University of North Texas Homecoming events. It was great seeing you and reconnecting with you. For those of you unable to attend, we hope to see you next year.


To those with whom I have reconnected, thank you for the role you have played in my life. Whether it was a casual friendship or a closer relationship, your life intersected with mine for a reason. I am thankful for each of you.


Until we meet again next year! Live well, live your moments, and LIV2DAY!

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Paula.

Our 52nd high school reunion was last year.  So many are not with us anymore, I doubt that I will make another one

Nov 04, 2019 12:51 AM #7
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I agree. When I was in New York, I would get together about 4 times a year with about 10 ladies who went to my high school (also 1978!). Those get-togethers were so much fun.

Nov 04, 2019 05:25 AM #8
Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

I reconnected with my best friend from junior high and even went to the high school class reunion with all the kids that I would have graduated with if we hadn't moved when I was in 7th grade. It was very cool and since then we've visited each others homes and went to 60th birthday parties a couple times. 

Nov 04, 2019 07:16 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How wonderful, and your advise to forget the past, if needed, and reconnect is so important.  Friendship and a support network is a wonderful gift.  D 

Nov 04, 2019 07:56 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paula - moments of truly connecting are moments to remember for a lifetime.  Good for you.  

Nov 04, 2019 09:02 AM #11
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Love your post and congratulations on the Feature. I feel this way every time I've been away from ActiveRain for long periods of time and come back. 

Nov 04, 2019 09:04 AM #12
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

It can feel awkward reconnecting at first, because of external changes, but the soul is the same.  And yeah, don't worry about the stuff that happened when you were 13!!

Nov 04, 2019 10:24 AM #13
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Paula it is indeed great to connect up with friends from the past. I college buddy of mine contacted me recently and we're going to meetup for coffee. It will be fun recalling the stories....

Nov 04, 2019 10:47 AM #14
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Being connected is important for our world to function ... I try to get together with someone every week to reconnect or stay connected.  It is good for the soul!  Congrats on the Feature! Well deserved.

Nov 04, 2019 09:25 PM #15
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Good for you! Some classes have more school spirit and seem to be reconnecting on a regular basis than other. Great positive post!

Nov 05, 2019 03:58 AM #16
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I have always been known not to burn bridges, even when someone has really upset me. You never know when you might need that bridge again. So, I like your post, it is always good to reconnect with people, and generally we all remember good times, and when not, we look at them as "those" moments worth forgetting. Glad you got to reconnect with so many friends. And yes live2day! Like that.

Nov 05, 2019 07:45 AM #17
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Paula, glad you had a great reunion. It is always great to see those friends from yesterday.

Nov 05, 2019 07:48 AM #18
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
I help clients resolve IRS tax matters

Hi Paula - thanks for the reminder of the importance of reconnecting with friends! 



Nov 05, 2019 11:06 AM #19
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

You are fortunate to reconnect with old friends--and have so many memories!!  I've had a really fun past with many friends and crazy experiences--but I don't 'remember much..dead brain cells??

Nov 05, 2019 02:27 PM #20
Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent
Compass Realty Solutions - Portland, OR
Bringing buyers and sellers together!

So you practice connecting withpeople you knew years ago, and which I am assuming is good practice for then connecting with past clients!!!  You go!!!!

Nov 05, 2019 06:40 PM #21
AndreaBFerreira CRS - SRS - CLHMS
Keyes Co. - Davie, FL
Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County in FL

Great post! Congratulations. No doubt it is a good feeling look back and see so many friends to reconnect.  Keep it up. Good luck

Nov 06, 2019 04:54 AM #22
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A worthy subject with many returns...Life is rich and rewarding if we let it

Nov 06, 2019 10:49 AM #23
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

It is easy to do this with a few good events throughout the year.  A happy hour, or a backyard bbq in the summer when the weather is nice. 

Nov 07, 2019 09:30 AM #24
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s also good to reconnect with this blog post after a couple days.

Nov 11, 2019 08:12 AM #25
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I loved this post and indeed this is something to be grateful for, on a side note it has been a while since we connected and I am thrilled it was on this post, Endre

Nov 14, 2019 11:34 PM #26
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