Grateful every day is a fresh start

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

Clean pageEvery day is a fresh start. Not sure if you keep a journal or diary, but every entry is often on a clean page.

Yesterday, as I was writing my entry, I realized I get a fresh start not just with my journal but my life.

I pondered this and was so grateful that I can write my future. My life is like a story, today, this moment I can change the story. I don't have to wait till tomorrow but can change right this instant.

Overweight, you can change how you eat or drink, you can decide to walk or exercise.

Business not as good as you wanted, you can make changes, decide to use direct mail, or email your clients, or hold a client appreciation party, or purchase some leads, or simply follow up with your sphere.

You can choose how the story will go, how much effort you will make to change the situation you are in that you do not like. It is up to you, all it takes is accepting responsibility for where you are and then making a change. It is about not making excuses or blaming someone else or something for where you are. It is stepping up and picking up the pen and making a decision to write a different ending. You have the power, no one else to rewrite your story. You choose how to act or respond, not react.

You have the freedom to act, to change the ending of your story, to write the next chapter. Want to travel, all you need to do is to book your trip, change is not hard, you just have to focus and take the next step.

When I walked my camino, I realized life is simple, it is just doing the next thing, taking the next step. We can paralyze ourselves with fear and remain where we are, or we can write an adventure, a quest for life.

How are you going to write your story? Me, I am grateful I have the opportunity to write my story and do what I want. It may take a little longer, or take a different path than how I thought, but it is always my choice how I approach life and for that I am extremely grateful how ever hard or emotional that may be. I will live my adventure and enjoy it.

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Nick Vandekar
Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Nick... I don't keep a journal but I totally appreciate the sentiments expressed in this post... and you put it in a nutshell here: You have the freedom to act, to change the ending of your story, to write the next chapter.

Nov 12, 2019 01:15 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nick - it's definitely a work-in-progress.

Nov 12, 2019 02:51 PM #2
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 You have the choice each day of writing your life. Thanks for sharing! 

Nov 12, 2019 03:14 PM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Staying positive even when things are tough takes courage and I know you have a lot of that. Journal writing helped me in my darkest hours. Don't give up. Keep writing. I wish you all the best. 

Nov 12, 2019 04:32 PM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great attitude, and we agree. Every moments one can begin again. 

Nov 12, 2019 04:37 PM #5
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I love it Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 , every day is a "do over".

Nov 12, 2019 07:27 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nick.

Yesterday was a learning experience, today is no different.  I'm looking forward to what the day brings with a clean slate.

Nov 13, 2019 12:42 AM #7
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Nina Hollander we all have that opportunity and it should be grabbed with both hands.

Michael Jacobs as are we all.

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Carpe Diem as they say.

You are a great example of perserverance Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel with every breath is a new beginning and only in THIS moment can we change or adapt.

Nov 13, 2019 08:11 AM #8
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Bob "RealMan" Timm every day is a new opportunity.

James Dray like the attitude, enjoy your day.

Nov 13, 2019 08:12 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your words are true!  We can have a fresh start each and every day!  Even if we have a bad day, we don't have to dwell on it the next day and we can make the next day a great day!

Nov 13, 2019 09:54 AM #10
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Brian England I love how you put that, we don't have to dwell on it, the next day we can make the day great.

Nov 13, 2019 12:53 PM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nick what an awesome post needless to say every point is right but not that easy to do:)Endre

Nov 13, 2019 11:25 PM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nick Vandekar , I always write something down that I next forget anything.

Nov 15, 2019 10:10 AM #13
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