Motivational Monday...Enjoy the Moment

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Motivational Monday...Enjoy the Moment

 

Larry’s mother had a Ph.D. in Psychology, was Phi Beta Kappa and a master bridge player but sadly she never learned how to enjoy the moment.  She just a thoughtwould stay up till 3 in the morning before anyone was coming over trying to get things arranged. In her head, she envisioned just how everything would go. 

 

And yet, what I observed was someone who could never be happy because she was always focused on what went wrong or what in her mind we should have been doing. 

 

Consequently, while we were all having fun and enjoying ourselves, she was reviewing what went wrong. 

 

I thought about this recently during our Thanksgiving dinner. Over the years when hosting dinners and parties,  I’ve learned that you do your best to plan ahead to make sure that there’s enough food, beverages, etc and then relax and enjoy the moment. 

 

 If something does happen (like the time the caterer forgot to bring the cake for Larry’s 50th birthday, or the popcorn machine they brought blew a fuse) I’ve learned to laugh it off and chalk it up to another memorable moment!

 

It’s not just about planning parties or big family dinners but anything else we encounter in life. 

 

Life is not perfect because life involves people and let’s face it...we are not perfect. The best thing we can do is to do our best. 

 

If something goes wrong and you can fix it, then fix it. Then sit back and enjoy the rest of the roller coaster ride otherwise known as life. 

 

enjoy life



With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment. Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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 Life is not perfect. When someone you know make their own bed and lie in it, if they never get up, it's very hard on loved ones...  

Dec 02, 2019 06:52 AM #14
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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It is funny, I rarely think things ever go wrong. I plan for work...not for my life. I look forward to visits, but rarely have a plan when family, friends or business associates visit. Just go with it!

Dec 02, 2019 07:53 AM #15
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Kathy,

You know we love Thich Nhat Hanh, and live by his teachings.  We laugh a lot as a result of mishaps that end in funhaps.  A

Dec 02, 2019 09:00 AM #16
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Living in the moment is all we have.  

Dec 02, 2019 10:02 AM #17
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Kathy,

Thank you for reminding us that life won't always go the way we expect, but we shouldn't dwell on the bad moments.

Dec 02, 2019 12:07 PM #18
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Hi there,

It is so true that happiness only comes when we live in the moment, not the future, nor the past.

 

Dec 02, 2019 03:19 PM #19
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"Life is not perfect because life involves people and let’s face it...we are not perfect. The best thing we can do is to do our best."

Loads of truth in those words, Kathy! 

Dec 02, 2019 03:30 PM #20
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Cindy Edwards and faye schubert I totally agree. At our wedding that we had in our backyard, Larry's nephew fell in the pool in his brand new suit!  We can laugh at it now. 

Wayne Martin I agree. And sadly, Larry's mom never got it. 

 

Dec 02, 2019 05:25 PM #21
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Hi Ginny Gorman and so good to see you. We had a wonderful holiday and are in the too much food recovery mode. Hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

 

Dec 02, 2019 05:27 PM #22
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Michael Jacobs I am with you about roller coasters!   I don't do them. 

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR this is so true. Think of all of the moments that happen when we least expect it!

Donald Urschalitz that is perfect!!!!  I don't know how you manage to find the perfect photo all of the time. 

Dec 02, 2019 05:30 PM #23
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Kat Palmiotti I've been working on it for years and I'm getting there. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® good one Sheri. Life could be boring without the bumps in the road. 

Candice A. Donofrio I agree with you, and when you get through it, it feels great. 

Dec 02, 2019 05:33 PM #24
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OMG Raymond Henson that is hysterical. I'm surprised they didn't ask you to make your beans again!!!!!  And yes, pizza is always a good backup. No one's going to go hungry. 

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® trust me, you'll enjoy it a lot more if you do. 

Dec 02, 2019 05:37 PM #25
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Will Hamm I'm not sure Larry's mom slept much!  She was incredibly smart. 

Brian England Larry always says "it is what it is." and it helps!

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP life is tough and so full of imperfect , moments. 

Dec 02, 2019 05:50 PM #26
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty you're probably much more relaxed and stress free. Healthier too. 

 Ron and Alexandra Seigel you two introduced me to Thich Nhat Hanh!  Thank you for that. 

 

Dec 02, 2019 05:56 PM #27
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It's very simple when you look at it that way. Sharon Lee 

Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE you're right.  There's little to be gained by doing so. 

Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900 there are many people I know who are missing out on life because of this. 

Dec 02, 2019 05:59 PM #28
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Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you. I love people but you never know what will happen when people are involved. 

Dec 02, 2019 06:01 PM #29
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Hi Kathy Streib - life is never perfect.  It is not good making yourself miserable over details when the joy of the events and people is what matters most.

Dec 02, 2019 07:22 PM #30
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Hi Kathy, It's unfortunate that some people focus on the negative.  I have seen that happen often.  It is wise to stop and smell the roses from time to time.

Dec 02, 2019 08:17 PM #31
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Morning Kathy.

Rarely do I let anything get the best of me.  Of course today has just started, so we'll see 

Dec 03, 2019 01:51 AM #32
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Every time there was a gathering at Rick's parents' house his mom spent the whole time working in the kitchen. She missed all the special moments being together because she was busy doing dishes. I learned a lesson from that. Time with family is too short as it is.

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