Thankful Thursdays...A Year’s Worth of Gratitude

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Thankful Thursdays...A Year’s Worth of Gratitude

 

Once again it is time that I reflect on what I’ve learned (or relearned) this past year and rejoice in what I have. 

If you’re going to go through this life you might as well learn something, right? So, what have I learned?


~When you are factoring in what might go wrong in an endeavor, the one element that will always screw things up is the human element. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love people and believe in their basic goodness, but just like a chemical equation, the one unstable element will always be a human. When you remember to factor that in, you’ll be fine.

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Getting older is fine. There is nothing you can do to stop it so you might as well stay on the bus. John Byrne

 

~Life is far better when you allow yourself not to sweat the small stuff. 

This is not a dress rehearsal, so you have to prioritize how YOU (and only you) want to spend your time. 


~Hugs, family and friends go together 

We resumed hugging last year long before others did. Hugs are like the one-a-day vitamin for your soul. 

 

The one cool thing with getting older is that you can actively choose to just be an eccentric. Greg Behrendt


~No matter how prepared you think you are for something...you aren’t. 

When our snow and freeze hit us in February, I was prepared up to a point. Who would have imagined that Houston would have snow and a hard freeze that caused us to be without power for over 2 days?

 

 

I continue to be overjoyed for all that I have in my life. 

-Realizing that Mini-me is more like me than I’d ever imagined.

-Face-timing with my grandson Thatcher so we could talk Monday Night Football is a dream come true. 

-Being alive with all of the new technological advances we have is a thrill.

-And ALWAYS grateful for my gift from heaven...Larry.

 

Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.  Ausonius

 

A few moments from my year…

 



And one of my favorite quotes from An Affair to Remember…

 

Had I known I was going to live this long, I’d never have let the housekeeper go!

 

Happy Birthday to my fellow Libran Debbie Gartner !

Comments (30)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Your post is full of wisdom Kathy Streib and I want to thank you for sharing it as well as to wish you a Happy Birthday!

Sep 30, 2021 06:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Happy Birthday, Kathy.

Have a very special day. Enjoy your family and create some new memories.

Sep 30, 2021 06:55 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing Kathy! Love this quote!

The one cool thing with getting older is that you can actively choose to just be an eccentric.

Greg Behrendt

Sep 30, 2021 07:24 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Happy Birthday Kathy,

Japan recently declared that an adult is "pre-old" until they reach 75...I have always said, that we age like fine wine...And each sip is a moment to enjoy.  And like you I appreciate every moment of my day (it takes practice).  A

Sep 30, 2021 07:44 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Kathy, we are such lucky people. To put life in perspective, my boy works as a tutor at college (the college pays him to tutor other students in Physics). He works 10 hours per week. He showed me that this job puts him in the top 3% of income earners worldwide. Crazy

Sep 30, 2021 10:11 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy people are unpredictable, so outcomes are unpredictable when they have human involvement.

Sep 30, 2021 11:37 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Buzz Mackintosh Ah yes, I remember that decade!!!  Belated Happy Birthday to you Fellow Libran. You realize that 60 is the new 40!

Nina Hollander, Broker Maxine has always been my mentor!!!


Sep 30, 2021 12:50 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kathy hope you're enjoying your birthday surrounded by family and friends!  Love your post!  I can so relate!

Sep 30, 2021 04:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin I'm on the bus with you!!!  Once you understand that people will always add a variance to your equation, then it's ok. You sit back and enjoy the ride. 

Norma J. Elkins Thank you!!! Your virtual hug was gladly accepted. 

Sep 30, 2021 05:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kat Palmiotti I remember how much I missed hugging my friends and family early last year!!!Thank you for my birthday wishes. 

Brian England I knew I wanted to be your friend when I first saw you here!!! If you were here, you would immediately become one of the family. 

Sep 30, 2021 05:23 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs did you know that you were the first one to wish me a Happy Birthday this morning. And yes, Ginger had to do it all backwards and in heels. 


Joan Cox Thank you! It's been a fun birthday. 

Sep 30, 2021 05:34 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I agree Ed Silva We do have a lot to be thankful for. 

Hi Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog Thank you for my birthday wishes. 

Sep 30, 2021 05:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bob "RealMan" Timm Thank you for your very kind words. 

Roy Kelley Thank you for much!!! I most definitely created new memories. 

Sep 30, 2021 05:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sham Reddy CRS so do I!!  getting older has its advantages. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Japan is far better than we are at appreciating those who have years on us. I have been learning though you to appreciate the NOW. 

Sep 30, 2021 05:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I am still scratching my head!!!  And good for you son for working while in college and in physics no less... That was my worst subject. 

Sep 30, 2021 05:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto that's it in a nutshell. 

Sep 30, 2021 05:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker thank you so much. Will see the family Sunday and had dinner with friends tonight. 

Sep 30, 2021 05:45 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

Love you!!!

Sep 30, 2021 09:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I like the photo collage that is a testament to your year's worth of gratitude, Kathy!

Sep 30, 2021 07:15 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Getting old can be a great thing, as long as you stay young at heart

Oct 01, 2021 09:33 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thank you so much. And, happy birthday to you as well. Sorry about my delayed response. I've been a bit busy.

Oct 12, 2021 05:15 AM