Take Action: Celebrate Your Differences

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Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

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"No two men are alike, and both of them are happy for it."


~ Rabbi, Morris Mandel

 

Your action for today is to identify and celebrate

the differences between you and your spouse,

partner or someone close to you.

 

love

 

I think it took several years for my bride to finally understand

that the differences in us make the whole of us.

She used to think we were "just too different".

And it wasn't because we are an interracial couple.

It was because we were wired differently (as we all are).

We had to learn who each other were -

and how to speak each others Love Language.

  

I shared that "people and relationships are like puzzle pieces:

each must be different, in order

to be able to contribute their unique piece 

to the bigger puzzle.

Only when the pieces are joineLa Jolla Shores Thomas J Nelson REaltord together, is the completed puzzle picture revealed.

The photo

would not make sense 

...without the other piece(s)."

 

I hung in there,

as did she

and now with over 20 years together, almost 18 of those in marriage,

 we celebrate our differences, we don't aggravate over them...

...in fact we thank God for them. 

 

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Thomas J. Nelson
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Comments (43)

Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Hi Thomas,

Your words ring very true!  My wife thinks at times we are completely different, we are.  What she's not good at, I am and vice versa.  Very timely.

Jul 27, 2020 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Aug 01, 2020 06:43 PM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

The differences in our personalities help create balance.

Aug 02, 2020 07:42 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ¬ģ e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Kathy Streib I see you snuck back in here and honored my Take Action series in your Sunday-weekly feature! Thank you so much, this was a nice discovery this morning!

Aug 02, 2020 08:29 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ¬ģ e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Jeffrey Richman yes...my bride occasionally says that to me, but I remind her our differences are the Yin & Yang of our marriage. You can't have two Yins or two Yangs...it wouldn't work. We complete each other by being each others opposite strengths and weaknesses...the whole is a powerful union.

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Aug 02, 2020 08:31 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE¬ģ
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR¬ģ

Hi Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets - You are so right, celebrating our differences keeps a relationship from going stale.  Congratulations on being together for 20 years! 

Aug 02, 2020 10:54 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ¬ģ e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Many thanks¬†Sheri Sperry - MCNE¬ģ¬† for popping by my post with your positive¬† proclamation.¬†

Aug 02, 2020 12:44 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets  May I say congrats on 20years of marriage as it is not an easy journey to accomplish- So glad Kathy Streib  Featured this as I missed this one

Aug 02, 2020 01:20 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Yes, we are different. Sometimes that is good. Sometimes that is not so good. Yet, it is part of what brings interest into our lives.

Aug 02, 2020 01:56 PM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Thank God for our differences, no two people are alike, that's what makes it more interesting.  Learning about our differences is what's going to make us grow. 

Aug 02, 2020 06:14 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ¬ģ e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Hannah Williams many thanks, I appreciate Kathy Streib's inclusion of my post too. I post a new one every morning...PST

Aug 02, 2020 09:51 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ¬ģ e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

John Juarez growing up in The Bay Area raised me accepting of all cultures and I found racism strange when I traveled. I love that for thew most part, our beloved Bay Area is and always has been a melting pot of culture, race and religion.

Aug 02, 2020 09:52 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ¬ģ e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Amen, Amen can I get an AAAA-men Graziella Bruner well said and I agree.

Thank You  for popping by my post. 

Aug 02, 2020 09:56 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ¬ģ e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Amen to that Shirley Coomer,  and for popping by my post with your great comment, I thank you!

Aug 02, 2020 09:58 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great post, with a new friend, we are learning about each other and our differences. 

Aug 03, 2020 03:18 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ¬ģ e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

New friends are fun additions to our lives, congratulations and good luck Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543. 

Aug 03, 2020 10:35 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

This is a wonderful post, Thomas, and something for us all to keep in mind..whether regarding family, friends, business associates or clients.

Jeff

Aug 03, 2020 08:09 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ¬ģ e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Ah, thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS I appreciate you popping by my post with your positive proclamation!

Aug 03, 2020 10:00 PM
Anita S. Zahn
Advantage Realty 863-840-1420 - Sebring, FL
Highlands County Real Estate Source! I work 4 U!

Good post!  Celeabrate our diffrences, I love that.  Its hard for couples to come together and understand that seems like everyone just wants to be right.  There is no right its all about working it out.

Aug 05, 2020 04:45 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR¬ģ, EcoBroker, GREEN

Lvoe this post!  It's also a wake up call as a single person to stop looking for everything to be the same and to appreciate different opinions!

 

Aug 05, 2020 10:59 AM