Gratitude is..................#1

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People will say I am lucky. I guess that is good, but I never really felt that way. I think I   spent the first half of my life just going along day to day wondering what was next. Gratitude wasn't something I  really understood or thought about much. I lived a little life and was pretty selfish I think.

At some point I began to travel. I learned a great deal. The things I took for granted were not available to many in most parts of the world, even in developed countries. People tend to judge the world through their own experiences often forgetting that there are other ways and other places that are very different than what they know. I was guilty of this and I now know it.

In the years since that time I have been fortunate enough to travel to many places I could only dream of as a child. I remember being at and on the Great Wall and being taken back by the enormity of it. I remember being in Jerusalem and wondering how I would cope with the ongoing bombings if I lived there. I remember being in Red Square and taken by the beauty of the buildings and the hardships of the people. I remember being on the Cape of New Hope watching the penguins and thinking that inner child studied this and now here I was. I remember the Great Barrier Reef, the Gobi Desert, the simple stare of the gorillas in Uganda and the peoples of South America, Asia, and Africa whose day to day lives are nothing like mine.

I have learned so much in places I never imagined I would ever visit. I no longer assume and I am grateful for being able to listen and be open to new places and experiences.

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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks so much Debe.     :)    Sheila

Nov 10, 2019 05:18 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Barbara. It is really interesting to experience things so very different from my day to day.       Sheila

Nov 10, 2019 05:20 AM #24
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Carla Freund
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Gratitude is everything. It's amazing how much better you'll feel when you start to count your blessings. In other words, think about what you're grateful for.

Nov 10, 2019 07:18 AM #25
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks very much Carla. I agree.       Sheila

Nov 10, 2019 07:24 AM #26
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Jill Sackler
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LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

That is the beauty of traveling the world. Everything you see and experience alters you in little ways you could never enumerate but the sights and sounds stay with you and you are forever changed.

Nov 10, 2019 11:28 AM #27
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks very much Jill. That is certainly true.         Sheila

Nov 10, 2019 12:15 PM #28
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
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Sheila it does seem to take getting out of what we know in order to see that indeed we are incredible blessed. For that I am grateful.  I traveled quite a bit as a kid and was shocked to see the ways some people lived. I couldn't believe it at first. My Dad was very helpful at getting me to understand and be open and grateful.  I love this.....

I no longer assume and I am grateful for being able to listen and be open to new places and experiences.

 

Nov 10, 2019 02:31 PM #29
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Sheila Anderson
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The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Anna. I am very fortunate to travel still. Thanks ever so much my friend.        Sheila

Nov 10, 2019 02:35 PM #30
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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That sounds so exciting and so incredible Sheila Anderson. I love your post today 

Nov 10, 2019 02:37 PM #31
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Sheila Anderson
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The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks very much Scott. This was actually my Mondat last post. I don't know why it was featured today but I'll take it.  n  :)    Sheila

Nov 10, 2019 02:45 PM #32
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Sheila,

So glad to see this post featured..a true feeling of gratitude. You have me thinking..Geno and I traveled the world and saw so many places..I'm humbled by our experiences and grateful for the opportunities placed in front of us.

Nov 10, 2019 05:51 PM #33
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks so much Dorie. I really appreciate your thinking. I remember the travels you and Geno shared.      Sheila

Nov 10, 2019 06:07 PM #34
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L. Scott Ferguson
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Love love love your attitude of gratitude Sheila!  Looks like you have visited some of my bucket list places!

 

Blessings

Nov 11, 2019 03:49 AM #35
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John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
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I think when we 'see' again after visiting different cultures, that we have been given a gift of understanding that allows us to treat each other differently and evaluate everyone we meet from a longer perspective.  Not only are the sights you have experienced awe-inspiring, they tell the story of a people in their best and worst conditions, their fears and joys, the history of their world.  They too cannot 'see' until perhaps they visit other lands deemed hostile or find they are more beautiful and hospitable than they dreamed.

 

Nov 11, 2019 05:05 AM #36
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Sheila Anderson
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The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks so much L Scott.     Sheila

Nov 11, 2019 05:08 AM #37
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning John. That is right. I think those people in far away places also learn a bit about us from the experience and that is worthwhile too. TY   Sheila

Nov 11, 2019 05:10 AM #38
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Sheila, what a wonderful post. Your travels and experience have brought much gratitude to you. One day I want to go to Jerusalem.

Nov 11, 2019 09:56 AM #39
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Thank you Rebecca. I hope you go. TY    Sheila

Nov 11, 2019 10:00 AM #40
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Sheila, you are so right about how we can perceive the world. I remember one of my first teaching ventures into Ukraine and realizing how incredibly fortunate I am to live in this country. I still fell in love with the country and its people, but it was a lot different than what I had always known. You need to keep traveling so I can live through your photos vicariously. 

Nov 12, 2019 12:52 PM #43
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you very much Mike. Never worry about that....I will; be traveling as long as I can. I have two trips booke now and may have another too. I know you get it and I really appreciate your support and friendship.      Sheila

Nov 12, 2019 02:59 PM #46
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