My Legacy on line....

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC Oregon - 200110190

... the short and simple truth.

 In trying to face life with vision and focus, it is easy to lose your clarity. Like staring at a picture on the wall until it begins to merge together, losing that fine line between the actual content; blurring into a puddle of color like a watercolor left in the rain.  Frankly at times I am so submerged in the day to day I am often "obtuse" to that which is going on around me and in that light I'd like to step forward and redirect myself to the legacy I'd like to leave behind... both in my day to day life and frozen for eternity on line!    

 What I want to leave behind:

 Live with honesty and integrity, say what you mean and mean what you say.

 Never walk away from a challenge, but do not participate in unnecessary fights/arguments. 

Treat others as you would like to be treated and perhaps even better.

Remember to "say please and thank you;" to that end practice your manners in hopes of infecting someone else with the day to day kindness which can lead to spontaneous happiness.

"Love yourself so you may Love unconditionally" as conditions and expectations can lead to disappointment.

 What I know today:

Life is not just a gift but a lesson to be learned from. All lessons require practice (and patience) to gain mastery. You won't know if you've obtained mastery until it is over and you've been judged by the legacy that is left behind.

Hard work and desire does not always equal results. Life's challenges are part of the lesson, change your direction and try again!

 No one ever dies wishing for another deal or another day at the office.  Enjoy each day with your friends and family that too is a gift.

And (thanks for the reminder here Sally),  that by reaching out and sharing our thoughts, be they hopes, fears, dreams, or upsets whether in person or on line, we can touch someone else  and give them hope, courage, a few words of wisdom to smile at or just a good laugh!   And the beauty of it all, these thoughts that define your moments will probably outlast your lifetime on the internet.

 

Comments (12)

Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

Nice Legacy.....what about the online scenario? It's what we write and leave behind online .....thanks!

Sep 08, 2008 10:54 AM
Cat Zwicker, CRS
Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC - Redmond, OR
Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results!

Thanks Sally!

   I think I've got it fixed.

Sep 08, 2008 11:48 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Cat- It looks like you're relatively new, so welcome :)  At least you're new to me, so I went to see who wrote this nice Legacy Post.  See, already you made an impression on someone else....that's what online is all about, and AR is great for meeting people.  Glad to see you entered the Legacy Contest, and I like what you wrote.

Sep 08, 2008 02:31 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Cat, As Kathy said above, you're new to me as well....I really enjoyed your heartfelt entry--and "meeting" new people from this wonderful contest!

Sep 09, 2008 01:17 AM
Cat Zwicker, CRS
Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC - Redmond, OR
Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results!

Kathy - Thanks for reading my post and the nice compliment. I appreciate it and yes I'm relatively new to AR, in the srting department, I've been reading as many posts as possible and learning a lot of new things! I love it!

Carole- I love that you are a Feng Shui Consultant, I live in a fairly rural area and they think I'm crazy for entertaining some of the practices in my listings and office space. I'd love to learn more! Thanks for your comments and it's a pleasure making a new friend on AR.

Cat

Sep 09, 2008 08:58 AM
June Lewis
Northwood Realty Services - New Castle, PA
Realtor Northwood Realty - New Castle,Pa Lawrence Co 7247304571

Hi Cat thanks for the Legacy post ...such good reminders to check how a life should be lived.  I really loved the last line of your post...inspirational... And the beauty of it all, these thoughts that define your moments will probably outlast your lifetime on the internt............so true   thanks

Sep 15, 2008 02:08 AM
Cat Zwicker, CRS
Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC - Redmond, OR
Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results!

June,

  Thank you for reading and responding to my post. As a fan of Randy Pausch, I'm a tremendous believer in the legacy we leave for our families and those around us so this contest was fun and timely for me!

Sep 15, 2008 12:14 PM
Mana Tulberg
805 County Real Estate - Camarillo, CA
Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA

Cat, This is such a refreshing post. Every now and then its nice to read in letters what is really important to us/you and recap our legacy.

Sep 15, 2008 12:45 PM
Cat Zwicker, CRS
Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC - Redmond, OR
Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results!

Mana, Thank you for your kind words. I think in reality this is going to become a work in progress as I keep adding to it and adjusting it in my offline file.  It's funny how each day can just bring a new view opinion.

Sep 17, 2008 12:14 PM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate

Cat, your mantras about your legacy are great wishes that everyone should aspire to achieve.  Thanks for entering the Legacy Online Contest.

Sep 18, 2008 11:43 PM
Cat Zwicker, CRS
Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC - Redmond, OR
Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results!

Brian,  Thanks for reading my post.  I'm think my mother is responsible for the mantras, she was the queen of quotes and homilies when I was growing up. Have a great day!

Sep 19, 2008 04:14 AM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Cat Zwicker, CRS

Outstanding. My hat is off to you for such great and wonderful transparency

Jan 21, 2015 10:37 AM

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