Tuesday's Treasures ~ Routines Matter To Me

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

My Tuesday’s Treasure post was inspired because of a post I read of Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor that she posted on You’ve given up what. What a delightful post which caused me to ponder on the many "things" and routines I always made time for before the Pandemic shut everything down to a screeching halt (I’m waiting for ponderings from our pondering king Michael Jacobs on this topic)!

The question was asked about these activities: Do they really matter anymore to us? What stuck me was the length of my list: hair, nails, shopping, luncheoning and happy hours with friends, family, clients and colleagues (the list goes on) that were weaved in between appointments and closings. What these activities really boil down to is social interaction that is fun, energetic and add to the quality of my life. I am grateful for these relationships and look forward to them.

These activities give me a lift. They include much laughing and I find enhance my  relationships and is a high because it makes all the job related activities not the only activity in my life! So the answer to "Does it really matter to me any more?" Yes it does! I'm not willing to give them up..they are too much fun and without them life is dull, boring and frankly depressing.

My nail and hair technician work hard to make a difference and this is how they make a living. I want to support their business. The same with restaurants I enjoy..I want to see them make it.

This plaque sitting on top of my wine chiller reminds me....life is short and sometimes a play on words stimulates laughter that makes my day. Close connections make my world go round!

"Close friends are truly life treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gently honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone."   Vincent Van Gogh

 

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Dorie - thank you for the mention in your post. 

You know, pondering never needs to stop - it continues indefinitely and for eternity.   Or at least it seems so. 

Interaction and connection are important in everyday life.  We adapt and adjust.  

Oct 27, 2020 06:13 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Even though my routines have changed during the recent months, I need to make some more changes.

Take care and be safe.

Oct 27, 2020 06:36 AM #5
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
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I kind of enjoy the things that have kept me busy during the pandemic more so than the things that previously did, haha.

Oct 27, 2020 06:38 AM #6
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Joan Cox
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Dorie, I just wrote about social gathering today too, as being single can be lonely and isolating.    It is important to keep our small businesses in business too! 

Oct 27, 2020 07:03 AM #7
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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The cruelest punishment next to the death penalty, is isolation...solitary confinement. That says it all; we are meant to gather and socialize...to interact. Great post Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR !!!

Oct 27, 2020 07:05 AM #8
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Hello Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - I like the Van Gogh quote. I was talking with a friend in Boston the other night about the many "social" things we used to do that we can't do today or are limited in how we do them ... we all miss it! We do need to support the small business owners too ... hair, nails, locally-owned restaurants.  

 

Oct 27, 2020 07:21 AM #9
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Oct 27, 2020 07:22 AM #10
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Sharon Lee
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Dorie- What a wonderful post. Especially like the Van Gogh quote. Loved the yoga sign.  Too funny. 

Oct 27, 2020 07:30 AM #11
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Dorie,

Yoga is done these days in parks with proper spacing or in tents 6 at a time.  We do it at home.  Like you we have not given up much, and Ron had his hair trimmed yesterday afternoon...Loved the photo. A

Oct 27, 2020 08:32 AM #12
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Love this post Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR ! Friends matter, routines matter (the ones that bring happiness into our day). We all need our friends!  To me it's the best part of life - enjoying each other!

"Close friends are truly life treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gently honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone."

Oct 27, 2020 09:50 AM #13
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Dorie- I am on the same page as you are. I don't think there's anything I've given up...just made some alterations. During the stay-at-home phase, Larry and I did our best to support our local restaurants, and now that they're open, we eat there outdoors if we can. Our family continued to see each other even if only from the car while in their driveway. And now, we are being careful about getting together but with everyone outdoors and physically distanced. 

Oct 27, 2020 10:26 AM #14
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George Souto
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Dorie .... hummmmm ..... are you waiting for "pondering" or for "pouring"???

 

Oct 27, 2020 10:57 AM #15
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I really enjoyed your Vincent van Gogh quote. There's a lot to be said for that thought Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

Oct 27, 2020 12:49 PM #16
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I love the Van Gogh quote, Dorie and agree with you on all points. I miss spending time with friends and as much fun as I have on Friday nights with my girlfriends on our ZOOM happy hour calls, it's not the same as when we were together.

I will also add that I have missed having my hair cut - not so much the pampering but, I love my stylist and miss my 'therapeutic' time with her!

Oct 28, 2020 05:32 PM #17
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Oct 31, 2020 07:13 PM #18
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Oct 31, 2020 07:14 PM #19
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Kat Palmiotti
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We need people. Friends, family members, laughter. That's the worst part of this year, the isolation from those we enjoy.

Nov 01, 2020 06:03 AM #20
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Good morning Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, we all had to make adjustments. One of the things I miss the most is my Yoga classes which is a small, local business. I am still supporting them by being a Zoom member. 

Nov 01, 2020 06:07 AM #21
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Dorie:

There have been many changes this year, and we continue to be careful. Social interactions have certainly changed in many ways. This time has helped me realize what things REALLY are important, and necessary in life.

Jeff

Nov 01, 2020 07:29 AM #22
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR My life has changed in many ways. Who had ever heard of Zoom before? Now it has become such a big part of my life. Every Tuesday I get to see my wonderful friends on Active Rain -Amazing isn't it?   

Nov 02, 2020 08:33 AM #23
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