Motivational Monday...You Never Know

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Motivational Monday...You Never Know


Many years ago when Larry’s work took us to the far off shores of Delray Beach, I thought my world was coming to an end. I was born in Houston and had never lived anywhere else. 


Everything I knew... every person I knew...was in Houston. path


Within a few months (after I got through my first summer in Florida) I’d met our new neighbors who were to become our extended family in FL, fallen in love with the year-round wonderful weather,  learned to drive an ocean-worthy boat, and discovered the beaches and Atlantic Avenue. 



Life is full of ups and downs and twists in the road. Just when you think you’ve got everything covered, God says Not so fast, Bucky...I have something else in mind for you. 


When you’re faced with those detours or bumps in the road, all is not lost.  You may think that whatever happens is out of your hands but that’s not true. 


YOU can decide what happens next...stay mired down in what went wrong or what you’ve lost OR to move forward. 


You already know what’s in your rear-view mirror. Look ahead!


You’ll never know what’s around that bend!





Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us.  Nicole Reed, Ruining You



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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kathy Streib,

Your message is a good one this Monday morning. You never know what is around the corner and if you keep your mind and heart open..good things can happen.

Aug 31, 2020 07:26 AM #6
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

You're so right Kathy Streib .  You just never know.

Aug 31, 2020 07:35 AM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

This is a perfect outlook for Monday - and everyday. I appreciate the positive outlook - and yes, life is full of wonderful surprises. D

Aug 31, 2020 07:36 AM #8
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I love this, Kathy. Be open to new bends in the road of life and embrace them.

Aug 31, 2020 07:47 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We agree with you, there is always a wonderful surprise awaiting, it is a matter of perspective...A

Aug 31, 2020 07:52 AM #10
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

We definitely have to roll with the punches in life and if we can't be happy with what comes our way then that will cause stress and lead to bad health.

Aug 31, 2020 08:03 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Wayne Martin I hear you!  I never really knew if we'd move back to Houston but yes, here we are. 

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I feel like I traveled with you for part of that journey and am very glad that you've settled into where you want to be...for now. 

Aug 31, 2020 11:51 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley Thank you. Hope you have a wonderful week. 

Donald Urschalitz and look how you've thrived. We didn't know anyone either which made it harder. 

Exactly Grant Schneider we choose how we will handle the day. 

Aug 31, 2020 12:19 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Perfectly said Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR We just have to be open for it. 

Elyse Berman, PA When we first moved to Delray I was afraid to return to Houston for a visit because i thought I might not get back on. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I actually cried every day for two weeks when we first moved. I remember my first neighbor telling me to "root where you are planted."

Aug 31, 2020 12:26 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Lottie Kendall I think what's hard for us is when we feel like we have no control in what is happening. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel what's so important to remember is that we all have a choice. We may not always like it but we can choose. 

Aug 31, 2020 12:30 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England you're right. How we handle things can definitely impact our health!

Aug 31, 2020 12:42 PM #16
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Don't look back, you're not heading that way! Love this post Kathy Streib and I see what you eluded to. God laughed at my plans in 2018 and turned my world upside down twice in one week. Then HE said trust my plan and keep your faith. So, I did and oh baby, was it worth the pain of change. Happier now than ever, but got dragged through Hell for 12 months to get here. Great post and such a big point you make and a great reminder: keep the faith.

Aug 31, 2020 03:55 PM #17
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have never lived outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, Kathy Streib. More specifically the South Bay in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties.

Yet...there is a reason that I may move in the future. Who knows? Life can take a different turn and it is up to us to make the best of it.

LIfe is good!

Aug 31, 2020 05:27 PM #18
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you hit the nail on the head when you stated:

"God says Not so fast, Bucky...I have something else in mind for you."

Aug 31, 2020 05:29 PM #19
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Hello Kathy! I didn't know you were originally from Houston. I have lived in the Houston area since age 10. I'm on the south side, by NASA. 

Aug 31, 2020 07:41 PM #20
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

I agree, I know there is something out there waiting for me.  I'm so excited to know what that will be, unknown to me

Sep 01, 2020 12:50 AM #21
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Kathy.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Sep 01, 2020 03:33 AM #22
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

You really don't know what's around the corner, Kathy. But in one case, I did know... when my husband took me to Abu Dhabi for what was supposed to be a six month assignment and ended up being a 22 month assignment... I knew that would not be the lifestyle for me... and it wasn't!

Sep 01, 2020 05:53 AM #23
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've seen many examples of times when people (including myself) thought the worst thing was happening to them and it turned out to be an awesome turn in their life. 

Sep 01, 2020 03:20 PM #24
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I really have to agree with that quote and your thoughts...

Happy Tuesday evening to you and Larry, Kathy Streib 

Sep 01, 2020 07:56 PM #25
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