Motivational Monday

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."        
- Sir Winston Churchill

"Your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be."pic
- Raymond Charles Barker

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself."
- Alexandre Dumas

"When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge."
- Tuli Kupferberg

"It is wisdom to believe the heart."
- George Santayana

"I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed."
- Etty Hillesum

"It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be."
- Anatole France

"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."
- Thomas A. Edison

"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth."
- Benjamin Disraeli

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
- E. E. cummings

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (24)

Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

ToulaRosebrock.comHi Sharon:

WOW...great quotes!

Way to start us off this week....

Mar 23, 2009 01:35 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Good morning friend! I hope you had a nice weekend and are ready for this week!  I am, and did I mean :)  Take care and thanks for the nice quotes!

Mar 23, 2009 02:05 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Sharon:  These are really great to read.  Like the one about not apologizing for showing emotion.  So true.

Mar 23, 2009 02:56 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Toula-Glad you liked them. It is great to see you on a Monday. Have a great week.

Howdy Kristen-I just came saw you on your S.S. I had to go to Mom's and did yard work all day so I didn't get a chance to come see you til now. I had a busy weekend. Cleaning house on Sat. I think I need a day for me. I'm glad you liked the quotes. Have yourself a super day and week and I'll catch you again soon.

Hi Chris Ann-I like that one too especially cause I show lots of emotion and always think I'm such a wimp or a real sucker. No tough skin here. OH well, at least now I have a quote thats lets me know I don't have to apologize for wearing the heart on the sleeve. Have a great Monday. :-)

Mar 23, 2009 06:32 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Sharon- thanks for this post.  Some days I feel an emotional drag that I try to ignore, but can't quite shake it.  I have some friends who are in a bit of mess and it is very heavy on my heart, but

"When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge."
- Tuli Kupferberg

makes me find some hope in the situation.  Maybe their lives won't be as before, but maybe they will be better.

So I'm going to think of it as that whole closed door, open window thing God does so well and just try and help them through the transition.

 

Mar 23, 2009 07:58 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Tammy-I'm sorry to hear about your friends. That is hard when the people you care about are in  trouble. You feel helpless. Feel free to e-mail me anytime or even call if you'd like. I happen to think you are a terrific person with a BIG heart and I'm very happy to call you friend. The best that you can do for them is keep them in your prayers and be the best friend you can be. I know they apprecciate it. Enjoy your evening and I'm glad to know that quote helped. Sending you a (((((((((((((BIG HUG))))))))))))))))))))to make you feel better. <SMILE>

Mar 23, 2009 09:47 AM
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

Wow, several seem that they were chosen for me today! I don't believe in coincidence, so I am going to say that you were inspired today!  Have a great week! Good to see you back!

Mar 23, 2009 10:49 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Cheryl-Thank you. I appreciate that. I like the Motivational Mondays so I wanted to do that today. Got a busy week which is good but missed everybody. I am inspired by everybody here on AR and that includes YOU. All the folks that I comment on help to make me smile every day. You all are like this bright positive light in my life. Have a great week  

Mar 23, 2009 11:10 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I feel like apologizing for the truth from time to time, but I think I have issues with my delivery of said truth in those cases.

Mar 23, 2009 12:28 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi JL-I can very much relate to that as I have a hard time doing anything that rocks the boat. I'm always apologizing for something whether I actually did anything wrong or not. Being truthful is the best way to go. Nice to see you and I hope you have had a great day. Enjoy your week. :-)

Mar 23, 2009 01:15 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Sharon, Benjamin Disraeli had it right about feelings. They just happen. Sure we try to restrain ourselves with them at times, but why, unless it is anger or our dark side. Feelings like love, laughter, happiness, sympathy, are good elements to show our human side. Great quotes. You're showing your treasure trove of good stuff again. Have you been diving off the Caribbean and hauled in a chest full of wisdom? Very good stuff!!

Mar 23, 2009 04:19 PM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hey Sharon! E E Cummings at the end is my favorite. Wonder and delight - yes, I need that in my life! It feeds the soul...

Debi

 

Mar 24, 2009 02:16 PM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

Hey lil' Sistah—Truly inspirational quotes this time around. I have to agree with Gary that our feelings should be expressed and shared with others... why else would we have been givien the gift of self expression.

You are a pleaser and a giver which are wonderful qualities, but there isn't any reason to apologize for something that you didn't do. Thank you for giving us food for thought. Have a wonderful and inspiring week!

Mar 24, 2009 04:48 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hello Gary-I'm falling down on the job cause I somehow missed commenting on this. YES, didn't you know that when I'm not blogging I'm always doing some kind of research<smile>

Hi Debi-I totally agree. can never have too much inspiration in one's life. Have a great Weds

Hey sistah Linda-I know you are right but I hate the thought of anybody being mad a me. BIG character flaw of mine. Gary is a wise one for sure. Have a great week too. In a while crocodile. :-)

 

 

Mar 25, 2009 12:06 AM
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Sharonah !!!!!!!

I'm getting my Monday Motivation on Wednesday !!!!

I am a HUUUGE churchill fan, (we named our son after his middle name :o), but of this list, I love the Edison quote, as there are many times, (like this current Real Estate Market) where we sometimes have to wait for results - but if we hustle along the way - we WILL see the results .... and I am living that right now !!!

Great job as always, and I'll be online with a post later, so hopefully I'll run into you then :o)

Cheers !

Mar 25, 2009 09:21 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Sheldon-Nice to see your smiling face. I was beginnning to think maybe you were mad at me. Have a great night and will see you in the comments. :-)

Mar 25, 2009 03:05 PM
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Awwwww sorry !!! S'been a crazy busy few weeks - which is great as I have a bunch of deals lined up for the next month or two !!!!

I can never be mad at you !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Mar 25, 2009 03:08 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

HI SHELDON-THAT IS NICE TO KNOW. Very happy things are going so well. I wish you the best. Just missed you. :-)

Mar 25, 2009 05:04 PM
Alice & Jim -- Team Hayes Realtors
Loveless Realty - Libby, MT
Double the Service - Double the Care!

Wonderful posts! Thank you so much.

Apr 15, 2009 10:04 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Alice and Jim-You are most welcome. Thank you for the comment. Have a great Weds. <SMILE>

Apr 15, 2009 10:29 AM