Gratitude during SIP

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

As I walked the 5 blocks to Whole Foods this morning, I was thinking about all the many little things for which I am grateful during this unprecedented time of sheltering-in-place.

  • First and foremost grateful to the medical staffs and essential workers taking care of us and our necessities and comforts
  • Grateful for services like garbage and recycling pick ups
  • Grateful that major road projects are being carried out during this time of much less traffic
  • Grateful for the amazing job Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are doing here in San Francisco with their store reorganizations and special shopping hours for Seniors. My husband and I each went to one of the stores today; no lines for us at all, everything organized, carts sanitized, shelves nicely stocked, employees cheerful and welcoming
  • Grateful for the spirit of the City. At 7:00PM each evening people stand on their balconies or open windows to ring bells, bang pots, etc. for one minute, as a tribute to all the health providers
  • Grateful for song. Today at Noon people around the city, including my husband and I, will be belting out Tony Bennett's iconic song, "I Left My Heart, in San Francisco."

If you've ever been to San Francisco for a day, a week, a year or more, you'll appreciate these lyrics, and are invited to sing along, at any time.

 

Statue, Tony Bennett at Fairmont Hotel, SF🎤 “The loveliness of Paris
Seems somehow sadly gay
The glory that was Rome
Is of another day
I've been terribly alone and forgotten in Manhattan
And I'm coming home to my city by the bay

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars
Climb halfway to the stars!
And the morning fog will chill the air

My love waits there (my love waits there) in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco,
Your golden sun will shine for me!

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars
Climb halfway to the stars!
And the morning fog will chill the air
I don't care

My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come
When I come home to you, San Francisco,
Your golden sun will shine for me! Yeah”

 

 

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Love the singing of the SF song!  And I bet you two aren't that bad!!

Apr 25, 2020 01:13 PM #7
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I love everything about this post, Lottie. And, especially your singing parts. That is so heartwarming. D 

Apr 25, 2020 01:35 PM #8
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Gene sings with the San Francisco City Chorus - he knows what he's doing, Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! Me? I just had fun!!

Apr 25, 2020 01:39 PM #9
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If anyone had been paying attention, it would have been embarrassing trying to sing, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD   We simply had fun!

Apr 25, 2020 01:40 PM #10
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Hi Lottie - what a great post and it's inspiring to see/hear how so many cities/communities across the globe are sharing positive thoughts in deed and in song.  

Apr 25, 2020 01:55 PM #11
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Singing was fun Michael Jacobs and I'm loving all the bears I see in windows as I walk about town.

Apr 25, 2020 06:02 PM #12
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Lottie- All good things to be grateful for.

Apr 25, 2020 07:54 PM #13
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Lottie Kendall - this is absolutely wonderful!!! You and Gene never cease to amaze me. I love that he sings with the San Francisco City Chorus and that the two of you are so invested and supportive of your community. It seems as if every step you take is a positive step forward. I'm so proud to know you and to call you a true friend.  

Apr 25, 2020 09:58 PM #14
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You have really brightened my day by not being Sad but being grateful for all that we have to be thankful for...

Happy Sunday Lottie Kendall 

Apr 26, 2020 04:49 AM #16
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Good morning, Lottie Kendall we all have so much to be thankful for.... and you've expressed a good sample of what San Francisco offer you and so many others who recognize those factors that all should be grateful for....

Apr 26, 2020 04:54 AM #17
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There is always so much for us to be grateful for and we lose sight of all that we truly have at times.

Apr 26, 2020 06:44 AM #18
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HI Lottie Kendall - That is the spirit!  We should all be grateful. Singing does soothe the soul.

Apr 26, 2020 08:04 AM #19
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Good morning, Sharon Lee - many good things!

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - We choose to look for the good, the fun, the brightness; it's here. Thanks for the Bananatude feature, and for your friendship.

Apr 26, 2020 09:08 AM #20
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I don't enjoy being sad, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS , so I choose happiness.

Hi Barbara Todaro - our attitude to challenges makes all the difference, as you well understand. I enjoy reading about your home gym; I, too, miss the Y.

Apr 26, 2020 09:10 AM #21
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Hi Brian England and Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - when we look for the good, it's not hard to find it. Enjoy your days.

Apr 26, 2020 09:11 AM #22
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Lottie, we are so grateful to our grocery store workers, nurses, doctors and everyone keeping us healthy.

Apr 27, 2020 09:39 AM #23
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Isn't that the truth, Joan Cox

 

Apr 27, 2020 10:18 AM #24
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Hi Lottie:

What a thoughtful, and thankful, post. Indeed, we all have many things to be grateful for during this challenging time, and many we can and should thank personally - at the bank, the pharmacies, the grocery stores, healthcare facilities, and so on. Many have been putting themselves at risk to continue doing their jobs and to help those in need! There are so many!!

Enjoy your weekend at home!

Jeff

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Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS - we'll enjoy the weekend--we always find something unique and beautiful about a day. Hope your beaches aren't too crowded!

May 02, 2020 07:11 AM #26
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