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Are You Excited?

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty 8431215

This post was inspired by Dorie Dillard Austin TX .  Recently, Dorie posted  "What sayings or words do you use often?"

"Are You Excited?" was my answer.

For many years, my positive attitude has been my strength.  I typically wake up happy.  Excited.  Alive.

But for the past 9 years or so, we have been through some real stuff.   Things I wouldn't share here, because I hate fishing for sympathy.  Some things  I wouldn't wish on anyone.  Many of you know some things, most of you do not.  Eventually, my spirit was tarnished somewhat, I admit.  

Thanks to the book "The Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod, I have rediscovered my "old self", even when life may not be "perfect", or what it was.

Simply put, I focus on today like I always have,  but I really focus on what I am excited about for that day or night.  I typically text or ask my wife, "Are you excited?"  Then I reminder her about something we have to look forward to, today or in the evening.  

Vacations, holidays, days off,  and milestones are all worthy of celebration.   I have found a way to enjoy the now, today, which is indeed a blessing!   There is so very much to be grateful for.


Posted by

Michael Elliott



Burlington, New Jersey Real Estate 

Broker / Salesperson

Fathom Realty


cell (609) 864-8164   office (888) 455-6040


Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Michael. You can't undo the past, you can't know the future but you can live for the present and be excited! Enjoy your day.

May 22, 2024 03:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Michael - one of the most-relatable aspects of AR is how posts, comments and observations inspire thoughts and sometimes posts.  

May 22, 2024 04:11 AM
Michael Elliott

So true, I had no idea!

May 22, 2024 04:26 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Michael, great points of view!!!

I focus on today like I always have,  but I really focus on what I am excited about for that day or night. Vacations, holidays, days off,  and milestones are all worthy of celebration.   I have found a way to enjoy the now, today, which is indeed a blessing!   There is so very much to be grateful for.

May 22, 2024 04:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Michael... you've obviously discovered the secret to a happier life. I'm a positive person, but I can't say I use your expression. I think in terms of blessings in my life.

May 22, 2024 04:23 AM
Michael Elliott

We have many!

May 22, 2024 04:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent message - keeping our attention on the positives can help immensely!

May 22, 2024 04:50 AM
Michael Elliott

Thank you!

May 22, 2024 04:54 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael Elliott ,

I'm glad my post inspired you and loved reading your post. There is so much to be grateful for. I remember when almost 5 years ago I lost the love of my life. It was an experience I don't wish on anyone but one does have to learn to cope. I know I have so many blessings and I do feel he would be proud of how I'm living my life now.

May 22, 2024 04:56 AM
Michael Elliott

Hugs!   Have a great day!

May 22, 2024 04:58 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 22, 2024 05:02 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Each day is such a gift. As I am writing this I am looking through the window at awesome blue skies, listening to birds sing and thinking about what may come my way.

May 22, 2024 05:52 AM
Michael Elliott

Since you are on the Fla coast, is a tarpon coming your way??

May 22, 2024 05:53 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Well I really was last night at the Phillies game ! The Bank was rocking when Harper homered !!! 

May 22, 2024 06:30 AM
Michael Elliott

It will be rocking all season long!

May 22, 2024 11:49 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I try to live my life without the assist of a rear-view mirror as I cannot do anything about what passed other than to not repeat.

May 22, 2024 11:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Michael -When I've found myself with the PPM's (Poor Pitiful Me) I think of what I have...the wonderful people in my life...my family...what I've been blessed with. 

May 22, 2024 06:13 PM
Michael Elliott

Amen, Kathy Streib !!

May 23, 2024 07:51 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Michael Elliott it is not easy to everything will work perfect in life. Some days are good, and some days are not good. It is always good to be excited.

May 22, 2024 08:49 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Elliott - it takes courage to bear a small portion of your soul without too much information. This is an excellent post and I'm proud to know you. I wish you and your wife many blessings. 

May 22, 2024 09:57 PM
Michael Elliott

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  thanks so much, and likewise!!!

May 23, 2024 07:51 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP


May 23, 2024 09:01 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

My favorite saying, and I say it often, is "Life is good!"       

May 23, 2024 07:49 AM