What Would You Do for One More Day with Late Loved One?

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A dear friend and beloved family member of ours, Denise Barone, passed away last year. Her birthday is February 28, and this is our first year without her here on earth.

Denise Barone Dan Barone imageRecently my coach shared this insightful and thought-provoking question: What Would You Do for One More Day with a Departed Loved One?

He shared author Mitch Albom's research about what people would do if they could have just one more day with a late loved one.

Interestingly, most people didn't want to experience an exciting trip or dramatic event. Rather, they wanted to share one more "normal" day with that loved one, and the opportunity to say "I love you" in person one more time. 

While we can't magically bring back an already departed loved one, I can remind you to share time with and show care for the loved ones still with you.

People get busy, or allow small disagreements to fester, or just stop talking with one another, and then find it difficult to re-connect.

This leap year we all literally get "one more day". I encourage you to reach out to your loved ones still with you. Arrange to share a normal day, such as going to dinner at a favorite restaurant, spending time in nature together or just walking around the neighborhod and express your love to them directly face to face.

Image of our beloved Denise Barone and son Dan Barone at the local Elks Lodge for the annual Chili-Cook-Off is from author's collection.

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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Results Team (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at www.activerain.com/results or visit her online at www.michellejudycarr.com. For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.



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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Michelle. This is a bitter sweet post. I tend to agree with the focus and wish there were visiting days with the departed, but alas all we can do is be with those we care about now who are with us.

Feb 27, 2020 02:39 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michelle.

Oh what I would give to have just one more day.  However, I know I'll have eternity when I meet them again, to get caught up

Feb 28, 2020 01:41 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I love this Michelle- The older I get, the more I cherish every moment I have with my husband. When the choice ever comes to doing something that I don't have to do or spending time with him...guess what I choose. 

Feb 28, 2020 03:36 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Feb 29, 2020 05:55 PM #4
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Michelle,
I think you're right about the "normal" day. That is what I would do. Spend one more peaceful relaxing day just being together. 

Mar 01, 2020 07:17 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

My dad died in September 2018, if I had another day with him, I'd spend it exactly the same as I did everyday until he died. Bring him his coffee, sit and visit until mom gets up - and then give him love and care throughout the day. We always ended the day with a hug and " I love you."  I'm so grateful we shared a home - I'll always treasure our time together. 

Mar 01, 2020 07:41 AM #6
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Beautifully written. I have to agree with the normal day part...that would be my choice too.

I have often said the same about spending time with my children...one more day with them back when they were little ones. Again, it would be just a normal day I would be looking for.

Mar 01, 2020 07:53 AM #7
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Such a lovely tribute - and it's sad that we mostly take for granted the time we have with someone we love.

My mother loved to talk about a particular (and very fascinatng) part of her teenage and early adulthood years. I heard the stories so often I would tune out.

I would give up many things to life to have one more day to listen . . .

Mar 01, 2020 11:52 AM #8
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, we should live every day as though it's our last day with loved ones. Be kind, gentle, loving and most of all, be there.

Mar 01, 2020 03:19 PM #9
June Piper-Brandon
Long & Foster Hampden - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

I lost my business partner/lover/significant other to cancer almost 4 years ago.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him and wish I could have one more coffee, one more conversation, one more kiss, one more hug, ... you get the picture.  

Mar 01, 2020 06:04 PM #10
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

A very good question and a reminder to all of us not to take friendships, relationships for granted.  You never know how long anyone will be on this earth.  Having met my Dad at 16 and him passing at 34, I would have loved to interview him about his family that I didn't know.  His history, serving in WW II, anything.  

Mar 03, 2020 11:59 AM #11
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

I have come to realize that family is only second to God.

Mar 12, 2020 02:29 PM #12
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