Pondermust. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532


Pondermust. . .  


Wanderlust has been defined as the strong desire to travel.  Maybe ponderlust is that desire to wonder.  Perhaps while wandering. 



With a bit of re-imagining of that initial idea, I think the word pondermust may deserve a place in my vocabulary. Not just a desire or a suggestion but a requirement emphasizing its purpose. Come on, it's not just outside-the-box positive thinking but truly a necessity.  Whaddya think, Carol Williams?  After all, it was you who first suggested the word pondertunity


This may be the natural progression to purposeful pondering.  At least it seems like a possibility to me. And that's really the value of such thoughts, right?




The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.   




Posted:  August 13 , 2021

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Comments (52)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Since we are going there Michael Jacobs - I am wondering if pondering poop would be ponderpoop?  

Aug 13, 2021 05:55 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Dr. Paula McDonald - thank you for the kind words. 


Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - I haven't thought of that previously but it is certainly makes sense.  As if sense had any influence on the subject. . .   

Aug 13, 2021 06:18 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

You have a wonderful Ponderlust Michael Jacobs that hopefully will never be sated. Have a ponderful weekend!

Aug 13, 2021 06:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael I have been so busy with work, bathroom remodel, painting of the house... anyway you get the idea no time to Ponder or even keeping in touch with friends, Endre

Aug 13, 2021 10:04 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

Reading most of the comments I must say, count me in.  I just noticed you got a gold star on this one, congratulations.

Aug 14, 2021 12:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - well probabilities and possibilities of all kinds are a part of the picture, right?


Endre Barath, Jr. - that's understandable. Good luck with all of your projects.


James Dray - it's definitely the ideal do anytime and do anywhere kind of activity.  And thank you for the congratulations.  I appreciate that.  

Aug 14, 2021 02:59 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

I am pondering on how to respond to this pondering post. Yes, he does look like he is pondering.  I am definitely learning some new words here today. The only thing I can ponder this morning is why my neighbor left his dog in a kennel to bark for several hours.  Hopefully everyone is okay! Have a great day!  Go forth, and ponder!

Aug 14, 2021 06:00 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

As the old saying goes Michael, Ponder before you pounce!

Aug 14, 2021 06:19 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Brenda J. Andrew - there is a much meaning behind "go forth".  It's a good direction.


Kevin J. May - as I read your comment, practicing what you preach also comes to mind.  

Aug 14, 2021 06:53 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Now that's a ponderful post!  Read the comment above and really need to comment with emoji's as this is such a fun post! 🤣

Aug 14, 2021 10:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday afternoon, Michael. Take care, be safe and have a lovely weekend.

The high winds during the thunderstorm on Friday blew over several of the tomato cages in our garden. I had a mess to deal with this morning.

Aug 14, 2021 12:33 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jan Green - the comments in any post can certainly enhance the post in my opinion.



Roy Kelley - it sounds as if you are creating an organic pasta sauce - stay safe while achieving creative culinary concoctions.  

Aug 14, 2021 12:44 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And to think that for all those years that blank expression on my face was called day dreaming

Aug 14, 2021 06:45 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Ed Silva - exactly.  

Aug 14, 2021 06:49 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Michael Jacobs,

I love the photo..so fitting for a "Pondering" post. I sat in my Grandson's college graduation ceremony at Texas A & M on Friday the 13th and pondered on so many things..first of all I remember 4 years ago when he was accepted into the Honors Engineering College and thought he'll be graduating in a blink of the eye and sadly it happened!

Aug 15, 2021 11:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - first, congratulations to your grandson on his achievement.  Second, many agree with you that moments like this and so many others are over seemingly as they begin.  Learning to appreciate those and all moments becomes a daily joy.  

Aug 16, 2021 12:32 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

A ponderful post from the ponder master. 


Aug 17, 2021 08:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, congratulations on the gold star for your pondering!   

Aug 18, 2021 07:25 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


No doubt there are some things that MUST be pondered, or deserve to be. Wandering, depending on there you are - say the beach - could be a great time for a ponder or two.


Aug 20, 2021 01:44 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - and I appreciate it when you wander by and leave a wondering thought about pondering.  


Joan Cox - thank you.  I appreciate your comment.  


Jeff Dowler, CRS - the opportunities seem to be endless.  

Aug 23, 2021 02:28 PM