An Open Letter To COVID-19

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Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476
An open letter to COVID-19
 
Abundance, Gratitude, Positivity, Inspirational, Resolute, Opportunity, Community, Connection; all words used by the Century Toastmasters today (video meeting) as each member offered up their positive solutions and best practices for today's "new normal COVID-19 world".
Allow me to share the "good stuff" we discussed:
 
These are unprecedented times in the COVID-19 world. We will persevere if we remain calm, generous and resolved to do so, no matter our circumstances.
We were reminded today that you have the power to turn this moment in time into a great memory! How?

Reinvest in you; brush the dust off your procrastinated goals - read that book, work out, catch up on that positive podcast, learn that language, practice your guitar, etc. Keep your head full of positive news, information and solutions.
Be creative and resourceful and remove the "doomsday-chicken littles" from your headspace. Yes, stay informed, but go on a news diet, don't be glutinous with the negative news.
 
Reinvest in your family; take advantage of this extra time with your kids to upgrade your interactions, disciplines and boundaries.
Extra time with spouse can be fun too. (I predict a baby boom in December 2020 - Feb 2021 ;) )Have a safe word to squash "cabin fever" sniping and breathe! Namaste.
 
Reinvest in your community; be kind to others, don't deplete shelves and supplies at the stores, share your resources with the needy, convalescent and elderly in your neighborhood. Check in with neighbors living alone. Abundance mentality is calming, scarsity is stressful and dibilating.
 
This can be a very unique opportunity to turn what you do with this time of life into a positive memory. How will you reflect back on yourself five years from today? I'm nervous but avoiding worry, and I'm resolved to remain positive no matter what. This too shall pass.
 

Comments (32)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets - your last statement really does put a good perspective on things.

Mar 18, 2020 07:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thomas- you may have just posted my favorite COVID-19 quote so far!!! Wonder what the stats will be on births in 9 months. 

Mar 18, 2020 07:19 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - Sure, it's time for some lemons...

Mar 18, 2020 07:32 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

and lemonade

Mar 18, 2020 08:38 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Fantastic post, Thomas. Very uplifting. Loved that last "message" about needing a larger home in nine months.

Mar 19, 2020 05:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams good morning again, Carol... another suggestions for your Second Chance Saturday post.

Mar 19, 2020 05:05 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

1,001 thank you's for your kind words. 

Mar 19, 2020 07:58 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Thomas - isn't it wonderful that we can still have virtual meetings and stay connected with one another? Your Toastmaster group picked a wonderful topic today.

Mar 19, 2020 09:30 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thomas,

Smart post, and I love the twist on the whole thing.  And we all need to see what is right instead of what is wrong.  Well done and said.  A

Mar 19, 2020 11:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thomas,

Where are the feature fairies for this post?  Carol Williams * I am suggesting this post for your Second Chance Saturday!  

Mar 19, 2020 11:09 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

1,000 thank you's for your kind words. 

Mar 19, 2020 07:58 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This is a great inspirational post that is uplifting during these current times, Thomas!

Mar 19, 2020 01:17 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Thomas, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 19, 2020 01:18 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

I'm honored 

Mar 19, 2020 07:57 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

This positive post really moved me to comment (thank you!)

Happy Thursday Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets 

Mar 19, 2020 03:22 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I love this! Here comes the baby boom!

And you're right - this could be a time for creating positive memories, especially if it means spending more meaningful time with your children.

Mar 20, 2020 08:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mar 21, 2020 06:47 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

I'm always honored to be featured on the Kathy Streib What I learned This Week!!! 

Mar 21, 2020 08:57 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Thomas. This is thoughtful and smart. I hope there is added business in 9 months.......

Mar 22, 2020 05:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

There are so many positive things we can do now, besides work. Take a hike, clean a cabinet, wash a car, write a story, learn to play an instrument, try a new recipe, make a phone call, etc etc. 

Enjoy your Sunday!

Mar 22, 2020 07:59 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I had been thinking along the same lines that in 9 months we are going to see a baby boom. I love your graphic at the end. Nice positive post. Well done.

Mar 22, 2020 11:15 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post today in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! What a fantastic positive post!! I have a feeling in 9 months there will many looking for a larger home!!

Mar 22, 2020 04:32 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Thomas:

Loved the positivity in this post...something we can all use and should try to share whenever possible.

Jeff

Mar 22, 2020 06:31 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Speaking of Baby Boom!  In the past month I have been blessed with TWO new babies in my family ... both are GREAT GRANDSONS!  Leonardo 2/20/2020 and David 3/29/2020.  Does that makes us ahead of the curve?

Mar 30, 2020 01:40 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thanks for the chuckle!  I thought the same thing - wait 9 months!  

Apr 01, 2020 07:32 PM