Appreciate Today

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 AZ Broker BR030809000

Appreciate Today!

 

Gary and I start and finish every day with gratitude and thankfulness for the good life we are able to enjoy.  This past year, we've thought this, even more so quite frequently. It's given us the chance to 'sort' through what we really enjoy doing and do more of that.

 

We are also very grateful for all our wonderful friendships. We have enjoyed our 'bubble' of friends throughout the year. There are 8 of us in total that continued to enjoy dinners, picnics etc. And now, we're planning a party on Memorial Day Weekend to include many others.  You see, here in AZ we're open and many folks have been immunized for some time now.  Yes, I know we consider ourselves lucky.  When we hear what's still going on in CA or NY it's seems nuts to us as I'm sure it does for many folks living there. 

 

What has changed this year is that one of our dear friends is very ill and probably won't make it past this year.  We're still hoping for a miracle and that could happen for her.  It's hard to imagine life without out this amazing lady.  Gary also just learned that his long time Air Force buddy does not have long to live either.  Kind of a weird week.  And at the same time, we're grateful for both of these dear friends.  Life is good and it makes us even more aware of just how important it is to 'make the best' of each day.  Think good thoughts, be kind, let others know you care,  and do what you enjoy. Pretty simple, isn't it...

 

Appreciate Today!

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Comments (59)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 

Please continue to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with loved ones. They belong in your life and the quest for that true sense of belonging is in high demand. Take pictures - lots of photos. Show old movies, if possible - people love to see themselves at younger times. Start a scrap book and let everyone sign and jot down a few words (remember 8th grade and HS when everyone had autograph books or signed the year book)? Be brave and don't tip toe around the sorrow - be glad they were in your lives. It's okay to live, laugh, and love with all your heart. Everyone needs to know, they matter. 

Hugs & Memories really do matter.

May 01, 2021 04:07 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Stopping in to say HI to my favorite banana! Hope classes are going well for you. Hope to see you on Tuesday 

May 06, 2021 02:40 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I keep coming back to this one just out of gratitude. Everyone is such a blessing here

May 06, 2021 10:14 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

So sad about your friends...as we get older, losing those we love seems to be more frequent. I love your message of remaining grateful for what we have.

May 12, 2021 12:21 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hey love! Just checking in with you! I think we need a call this week. I miss your 'happy' posts! Hugs to you and Gary!

May 13, 2021 09:00 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Hello Miss Debe Maxwell, CRS I noticed I've been remiss on getting back to folks about my grateful post! Thanks for popping back around!!  All is well, just very busy, not teaching all that much as clients come first.  Gorgeous day here today in the mid 80's is the high. Loving life :)

May 21, 2021 10:53 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

My browser keeps taking me back to this one and I keep looking at it and I still don't get tired of it. :

May 18, 2021 11:02 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

What a great reminder Anna! So sorry to hear about your friends. I hope you are able to enjoy the time they have left.

May 21, 2021 09:16 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I miss your blog posts my dear Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 

May 23, 2021 07:50 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Thanks Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I will be back, just needing to focus on clients and friends in this period of time.  Lots going on.  I did have an idea for a post last week....just haven't written it yet.  I will!!

May 25, 2021 01:50 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anna, I have gotten together with a small group of friends too all year, and is a blessing.  Sad as we age, we are seeing some of our friends pass away.   

May 24, 2021 06:28 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I am sorry to hear about your two friends and will also hope for miracles for them.

I do live in CA and it is nuts or even surreal.  It is hard to believe this state has changed so much in my lifetime.  We will be joining you in Arizona soon. 

Our bubble has included a large group of Pickleball players.  We are very fortunate to have such a great group of friends and to have the ability to play. 

Thank you for your inspirational post. 

May 25, 2021 07:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anna, it is Memorial Day weekend, so hope you had your party, and enjoyed it! 

May 31, 2021 06:30 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hoping you're doing OK in I'll be here to see you work your magic soon enough again. ;

Jun 07, 2021 10:11 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Laura Cerrano how fun it was to see you on Property Brothers Forever Homes last night!   You did an awesome job! You are a natural on camera!!  Do you have more shows planned.  I bet the whole process was a total blast! Woo Hoo!!

Jun 10, 2021 11:36 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker Thank you so much! It was a blast and an valuable experience that I can always keep with me.

Jun 11, 2021 09:40 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

As for other shows, I may have some things going on down the pipeline, stay tuned and thank you for watching and seeing such kind things! :

Jun 11, 2021 09:48 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope all is going well for you.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding summer.

Jun 16, 2021 09:17 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Friends always make it worth it! I'm always coming back to me and this is why I love to come back to your posts

Jun 24, 2021 11:20 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker - I couldn't let this day go by without wishing you a very Happy Independence Day.

Jul 04, 2021 03:43 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is always worth it for me to really honor the whole vibe of it all without question

Jul 07, 2021 11:16 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We miss your content but appreciate your daily comments Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 😎

Jul 12, 2021 04:58 PM