Thirty Days Hath . . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532


Thirty Days Hath. . .


Welcome to May.  Today is the first day and there are a total of thirty-one for us this month.  Many can thank the familiar childhood rhyme about months to remind us of the number of days we can expect.  


Sure, the number is important but it isn't the entire picture.  Most things include multiple parts.  Months include weeks and days.   Hours, minutes and seconds count too.  Fractions of all kinds continue to help comprise the total.  And as I have often said, moments cannot be dismissed as they matter whenever they occur.   Abd they do occur.   Quite often.  


So what's in a day?  I understand some may feel a bit restless as cabin-fever may be approaching or has settled in much like an unwelcome guest. Well, shake it off.  As we say hello to May, let's explore how "e" can further help us.  Yes, the letter "e".  


I have already mentioned experience, enjoy and explore as ways we can educate ourselves this month.  Effectiveness and Efficiency.  Even when we are feeling pretty good about those two qualities - we can expand.  Elevate and Enhance.  Embrace too.  Empathize.  Encourage.  Excel everyday and in every way. 


Is that enough?  Well, I am sure you can think of others.  It might even be easy to find other words that begin with the fifth letter of our alphabet as we start the fifth month of 2020. 



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Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (40)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - each are good areas to strive.  And thrive.  

Joan Cox - I don't know if grocery shopping involves "enjoy" or any part of "joy" but I think I understand what you are "getting at".  

Brian England - I ponder a lot but writing a book doesn't seem to be a part of the plan for me.  

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I think it has something to do with one's attitude.  

Kathy Streib - an ideal choice from our staging community.  

May 01, 2020 10:26 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

The stir-crazies are definitely a thing, even though my kids and I get out once or twice every day. These are strange times, I barely recall February or March, and April went by in a blink. I am willing myself to see it as a positive, business is still happening, and with each passing day we are one day stronger, and wiser, and closer to getting to the other side of this.. whatever that may be/look like. 

The not-so-secret secret for me has been to tune out the news. I am doing alright when I stick to my self-imposed media-shut down!

Here's to a fantastic May - I am excited to see what the month will bring!

May 01, 2020 03:14 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Andrea Bedard - it sounds as if you have a solid plan to be happy and successful while maintaining your good attitude in these often tiring times.  May this month and each of the following continue along that fantastic path.  

May 01, 2020 03:41 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I like May and not just because it was the month I was born. Halfway through Spring and close to summer. I like that.

May 01, 2020 05:01 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Lee - Happy Birthday-in-Advance.  

May 01, 2020 05:48 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Michael,  Thanks for sharing this especially expressive May 1 tribute.  You  were exceedingly entertaining in a most enthralling way.

May 01, 2020 07:05 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Bob Crane - impressive - exceedingly so.  

May 01, 2020 07:18 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

Well, this was a fun post with a great message. There are lots of e-words and members have responded in earnest, ergo the discussion thread certainly erupted with plenty of them.

Enjoy your weekend!


May 01, 2020 07:55 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

Always an adventure when I read your post.  One never knows where you are going, but everyone enjoys the ride

May 02, 2020 01:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeff Dowler, CRS - well-done.  

James Dray - thank you.  

May 02, 2020 04:38 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Lets hear it for Energy - these days of lock in can be enervating so we have to reach inside and find that energy to continue to excel and expand!

May 02, 2020 05:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lise Howe - energy of all kinds is important.  Whether it be conserving or spending it.  

May 02, 2020 06:32 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

This month I'm looking to have lots of Energy, be Easygoing and Enjoy Every day. Have a great week ahead Michael Jacobs 

May 03, 2020 04:25 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Abby Stiller - sounds like a solid plan and a very positive one.  Good for you.  

May 03, 2020 07:15 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Fifth month...fifth letter of the alphabet.

Deep. Very deep Michael.

Existential comes to mind.

May 04, 2020 07:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - that definitely works but I tend to think of things more earthly than extra-terrestrial.  Well, sometimes.  

May 04, 2020 07:19 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Another unique, insightful post with lots of twists and turns!  Some great words that start with e - Energy !

May 06, 2020 05:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jan Green - and Energy is a good "e" word for you especially when combined with Efficient.   Thanks for the comment.  

May 07, 2020 05:05 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Michael, your link sent me back to the origins of calendars - Gregorian and Julian. As far as E- words - I had to think of the many ways to create electronic elegance and eloquence this month.

May 30, 2020 08:53 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Steffy Hristova - origins are important.  For perspective and for purpose.  

May 31, 2020 04:43 AM