Arrivals And Departures. . .

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

 

Arrivals And Departures. . . 





It is that time of year where we may think of the 'comings' and 'goings' at the airport.  But let’s leave that place as well as any road leading "to/fro" all sorts of places and go forth in another direction. 



Recently while out and about, I saw indications of businesses “coming soon” as well as some others leaving.  Sometimes it seems they left without a trace. 



Some of those spaces return quite quickly. Maybe they have transformed with a new name, under new management or some change in ownership.  Any such occurrence may even be transparent to a casual passerby.  Possibly an entirely new business venture may enter the streetscape in its place.



These sorts of things may happen often depending on the neighborhood.  Size as well as the vibrancy(or the lack of it)of an area can have an influence.



A combination of feelings is likely evident as these changes occur. Excitement along with some(perhaps much) sadness can make their presence known. It’s a part of life that needs to be acknowledged in my opinion. All of it.   Just like feelings of thankfulness. 



Life is about this and that.  And then there are those things that make us step back - just a little - and wonder about a bigger picture. 

 

 

Inspiration for gratitude can come from all sorts of places.  It can be found deep inside us or possibly from that window seat so high in the sky. Even from the driver's seat as we speed over the river and through the woods on the way to a special destination.

 

 

 

And then there are times we ponder as we wander(and wonder) in daily life. Personally, I remain grateful(and thankful too plus all sorts of other expressions that might not be so clearly defined) for those moments.

 

 

Maybe it's clarity of thought that is revealed during such moments. It could be quiet reflection or joyous celebrating. What matters most, in my opinion, is that such moments exist.

 

 

Although I am not participating each day of this ten day event with a post, this is a submission for the ActiveRain November 2021 Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS and it seems to be the right fit for me at this time.




 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (45)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, funny how you can read this title and think of different things, depending on the day.   Having been to the airport for my vacation, but also taking/picking up Laura last week, it has a different meaning this morning.

Nov 22, 2021 06:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - with your comment today, crowds and more crowds come to my mind, I imagine that will be increasing in the days to come.  

Nov 22, 2021 07:26 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Nice bougenvilla (I'll share mine).

Loved this post Michael Jacobs great job.

This is a fantastic line by the way...

"Maybe it's clarity of thought that is revealed during such moments. It could be quiet reflection or joyous celebrating. What matters most, in my opinion, is that such moments exist."

Nov 22, 2021 05:16 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - When I think of arrivals and departures I think of the seasons.  We just had a departure of summer and new arrival of fall and in the blink of the eye, there will be winter.  By the time I get used to the change, there is another one right around the corner!

Nov 22, 2021 05:24 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Michael!

I was out shopping the other day and noticed several shops that had shut down - one 'permanently' and the others didn't have enough staff to open. One of these days, we hope to see those store owners who have departed, whether temporarily or permanently. I worry though, that many customers who needed to purchase what the shops offered, found the items online - and will get in the habit of online shopping.

Local, small businesses have a big enough challenge but, now, they have to overcome the challenge of online vs. in-person shopping.

Thank you so much for participating in this month's challenge. I hope to see more from you this week, Michael - we all do!!

 

Nov 22, 2021 05:46 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - your landscaping is quite impressive. 

 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - and Winter and the longest day of the year will be arriving soon.

 

Debe Maxwell, CRS - thank you for hosting the challenge.  It takes a lot of work and you are diligent with your acknowledgment of the many submissions.  

Nov 22, 2021 08:07 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm trying, Michael! My oldest son was married at our home yesterday. So, today, I'm catching up on yesterdays and today's posts! LOL

Nov 22, 2021 08:47 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - another example of "when you need something done, ask a busy person as they often know how to manage multiple things".  Congratulations on the big event!

Nov 23, 2021 09:32 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

HaHa! SO true!

And, thank you, Michael! We are so lucky to call his wife our daughter-in-law. She is wonderful and we have welcomed her with open arms!

Nov 23, 2021 09:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - it is always nice when happy families become happier.  

Nov 23, 2021 10:10 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We had a beautiful arrival this year with a little being named Kodah. Though he has had many challenges in his little 4 months of life, I hope they depart soon to allow him to live the life he deserves. Through all of life's events that present, am still grateful to be here to meet them, Michael!

Nov 23, 2021 06:35 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - we also had a nice arrival this year when my niece and her husband welcomed a baby girl to the family.  Parker Rose made my sister and brother-in-law grandparents for the first time plus my mom as a great-grandmother(also a first).   

Nov 23, 2021 06:40 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

Congratulations on the newset family blessing Michael. Littles change our lives forever! 

Nov 23, 2021 06:49 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

WOW! Congratulations to you both, Michael & Wanda! 

Nov 23, 2021 07:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael I am in the departure lane, my age, and my doctor thinks so as well:)Endre

Nov 23, 2021 10:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! and Debe Maxwell, CRS - thank you for the kind words.

 

Endre Barath, Jr. - there is plenty of traffic ahead for you especially with your easy access to Los Angeles International Airport.  

Nov 24, 2021 04:09 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm sure it is because I have an aunt who is expected to die soon and a new baby expected in the family in March...

my first thoughts when I read the title were life and death.

Beautifully written, Michael. Great addition to the challenge.

Nov 24, 2021 06:44 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - such thoughts(and experiences) are with  many of us.   And they seem to be a part of the holidays where the gathering of people are concerned.  Thank you for the comment.  I am sorry to hear about your aunt.  As we age such thoughts and occurences seem to increase as the circles around us change.  

Nov 24, 2021 07:17 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

So much traveling and flying being done this long weekend, and I'm happy to avoid it and just stay home.  I hope you have a good holiday no matter where you are.

Nov 24, 2021 02:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - Aloha Georgie - sometimes being "homebound" is not-so-bad at all.  Traffic concerns are just one of those things that can be avoided.  

Nov 25, 2021 09:37 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I love this post Michael Jacobs, there's a time for everything, time to arrive..time to depart. Both can be positive depending on what it is.

Nov 26, 2021 10:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Beth Atalay - it's nice to know you liked the post.  Determining the positive(and not-so-positive too) is a part of everyday life.  

Nov 26, 2021 11:29 AM