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11 Things Not About Real Estate

 Received this from a dear friend and even though it has nothing to do with real estate, I thought

it worth reading and sharing!


by anonymous




1. Try everything twice. On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: "Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"


2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)  


3. Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever... Never let the brain get idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!


4. Enjoy the simple things.



  5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.  



6.. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.



7. Surround yourself with what you love: whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.. Your home is your refuge.


8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.


9. Don't take guilt trips.. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.


10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity. I love you, my special friend!


11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance..




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Comment balloon 10 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • October 24 2016 09:31PM


Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland It seems so many of us have forgotten #5 including me. Seems we all work too much. Perhaps it is time to smell the roses and get a thorn in our noses. Whoa! That rhymes!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) about 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret. Some great thoughts to start the day! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 4 years ago

That is very heart warming and thank you for sharing Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) about 4 years ago

Hi Margaret... what a great list... I read through it several times to see if I could pick out a favorite... but they were all my favorite.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 4 years ago

Hi Margaret - What fabulous advice! And I'm happy to say that I encorporate most of those in my daily life - and that I learned many of them the hard way.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) about 4 years ago

Dick Greenberg  I can say the same thing. Thanks for taking time to read this list.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

My favorite is #4 enjoy the simple things in life because you may look back and realize they were the important things. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) about 4 years ago

Pat Champion Each time I read the list...I have another favorite. 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago

Good evening Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,  Thanks for sharing those statements.  Not everything has to be about Real Estate!  Have a nice week.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 4 years ago

Larry Johnston Maybe that should have been # 12.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 4 years ago