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How many disappointments can you handle?

Real Estate Agent with Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living

Today I heard my daughter cry as she learned that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away. She's interested in becoming a judge so this hit her hard. Then  she broke the news to me. It was right after I heard a report saying we'd reached 200,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States alone.

There are so many things that haven’t gone the way we’d planned this year. The number of small disappointments my children have endured is painful to watch and it’s easy to get caught up in them.

How are you handling the disappointments?

Have you found a way to stay positive? Have you discovered a great new book or hobby? Are you gardening like never before? Have you taken on a home project? Let me know what you are doing.

As a parent of a high school senior, I’m taking advantage of all the extra family time I get to spend with her before she heads off to college a year from now. My younger daughter and I are sewing up a storm. We’ve painted the family room and you wouldn’t believe the blackberries that came from our garden this summer. There is also a bit of binge watching going on in our home.

It's taking more effort to stay positive. The other day I went out to lunch with someone and we actually laughed out loud. It was wonderful. What is helping you stay positive?

There are many reasons to be stressed out right now. Don’t let real estate be one of them. If there is anything I can do to help you, let me know. And please, share what you are doing to stay positive during this incredibly odd year. It may help someone else stay cheerful.

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Dana Hollish Hill
REALTOR * Broker * Coach 
JPAR Stellar Living
800 S Frederick Ave, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
office 301.944.9070  
cell  202.271.5301
web danahill.jpar.com

Comments (10)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Dana.

At my age, waking up in the morning is a time to celebrate.  It sets the base for the rest of my day.  Like today, I'm going to be busy, but each moment is well worth it.

Sep 19, 2020 01:47 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Sep 19, 2020 02:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Dana - disappointments and other life occurrences impact people differently.  Sadness is an obvious one when someone has died.  And that feeling is a natural one.  It can also be a time to reflect on what can be learned and changed going forward.   For me, it is often that combination of feelings that helps me move forward.  

Sep 19, 2020 05:04 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dana, it was sad to hear the news about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her work will last a lifetime!  

Sep 19, 2020 07:36 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Dana Hollish Hill very valuable report about how many disappointment a person handle.

Sep 19, 2020 09:28 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’ve been advised always to look for the opportunity in the obstacle. Hang in there, everybody going through something right now. :)

Feb 16, 2021 09:02 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

We can handle a lot more than we think we can but we all have days that are quite a bit more difficult than others. I feel this one.

Feb 16, 2021 09:04 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

That previous comment was made for Mr. John Pusa The comment editor won’t let me edit my comments on my phone

Feb 16, 2021 09:05 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Laura Cerrano hopefully comment editor on your phone is working now.

Feb 17, 2021 09:59 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

We will all miss her and the work she has done for eveyone in the Country.  Hope your girl is keeping her dream.


Apr 07, 2021 08:37 AM