I am thankful for the people in my life

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

As yet another has left this earthly life I am reminded that sometimes I don't make that call or pick up the phone or send a text or say I love you to the people in my life often enough.  I come from big families.  My parents collectively had 9 siblings and that made for a LOT of first cousins. My dad was the oldest and I was the oldest grand on that side, my mom was #2 in her family had two nephews and a niece when I was born...  But in total my brother and I had 22 first cousins we grew up with.  4 of them are deceased.  All younger than me.  And having come from such a large family I have seen so many people die.

I was still pretty young when I lost Christopher, who was just 17 at the time he died in an accident.  But it was certainly a wake up call for how I live my life.  I say I love you.  There are literally people I met here in the rain that I talk to on the phone that I say "I love you" to when we hang up.  There are others that I don't (their spouse might not appreciate it so I don't).  But it's not a romantic kind of thing, it's a friendship kind of thing. 

I am grateful for and love the friends in my life.  So if we're chatting on the phone one day and "love ya, bye" pops out of my mouth.... I meant to say it.  I do love people I meet and get to know.  It's not a habit, it's a thought.  I'm grateful for the numerous people I've met on this platform that I can call to pick their brain about something, vent to because they understand more than other friends in my life who aren't in the business, and those I've been lucky enough to meet in person I'm ever so glad we have those friendships.

I'm not going to tag anyone.... but know that among the things I am grateful for in my life my friends and family are right up top next to God.  I believe I was put in your path or you were put into mine for a purpose.  

May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving, hold your family a little tighter and express freely to your friends that you LOVE them. It's easier than you think. 

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Comments (44)

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Oh my what a touching post....I can tell you appreciate every single day!!! 

Nov 23, 2022 10:03 AM
Thom Abbott
MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

In my time on this Earth, I can honestly say, you are the most caring, thoughtful person I have ever met. I'm glad our paths crossed, and I am happy to call you a friend.

Nov 23, 2022 06:36 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

People seem to think that showing true emotions is not cool and it would be weird to let someone that is near and dear to us know just how special we feel they are.  I remind my people often and am thrilled when they reply in kind

Nov 25, 2022 07:57 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ between 2 years of super busy real estate and babysitting my now two grandsons one or two days a week, life has been so busy.  But I try to pop by AR regularly because I learned so much here.

Nov 25, 2022 04:10 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

You too Debe Maxwell, CRS , hope it was a wonderful holiday and I know this will be the best Christmas ever with that sweet little grandson.

Nov 25, 2022 04:12 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Laura Cerrano your sweet mama was so special and welcoming when I arrived here.  She will always hold a special place in my heart. 

Nov 25, 2022 04:14 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR even the bad days I find something to treasure about.  

Nov 25, 2022 04:17 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Thom Abbott I love you my friend, Ray too.  And I'm so glad I can count you among my friends.

Nov 25, 2022 04:18 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Ed Silva I was raised believing that and hopefully my children and grands will always be the same

Nov 25, 2022 04:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Tammy- I absolutely love your post!!!  I can remember when I first began following your post many years ago. I could tell that you are a caring person. And yes, don't wait until 'next week" to call someone you haven't spoken to or tell people you care about them. When I was in my early 20s my uncle passed away suddenly just before Thanksgiving. I was so grateful that I'd gone to Sunday dinner that week. Had I waited for Thanksgiving day, it would have been too late. 

Nov 26, 2022 01:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nov 26, 2022 06:25 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Tammy - I love you too. You have been an inspiration here on active rain.

Nov 27, 2022 06:31 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am glad that Kathy Streib chose to include you in her weekly selection - enjoyed reading it and the comments!  I was blessed to have my cousin and his two boys for dinner this Thanksgiving along with my son and his two boys - there were 8 of us and I was the only female there!  Happily I did have some help with the dishes

Nov 27, 2022 06:31 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Kathy Streib  thanks for the inclusion.  And I went to my cousin's graduation party just a few days before her grandfather (my uncle) passed away and I was glad I had gone that day too.  It was recently sad for a moment when his first great grandchild arrived and he's not here to hold him.  But babies are such joy, that the sad moment was fleeting and I move forward.

Nov 27, 2022 12:51 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Well Grant Schneider that brought a tear to my eye.  A happy one.  Thanks friend, and I love you too.

Nov 27, 2022 12:51 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Lise Howe on my dad's side of the family I was the only girl grandchild for 14 years.... In the end there were only two  more girls 9 boys.... so I know a little about being the only girl at a event or two in my time.  That being said, it's always helped me relate to guys as easily as girls because as a kid I was just one of the guys.

Nov 27, 2022 12:57 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I am so thankful for all of your answers here when I went back to this one. So amazing

Nov 27, 2022 11:08 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Tammy.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 28, 2022 06:50 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

A beautiful and heartwarming blog of thankfulness.  I was blessed reading about your blessings.

Nov 29, 2022 02:20 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I am grateful for you and all the advice you give in all the times you read my blog and have such nice things to say, Tammy! :

Nov 29, 2022 09:40 PM