Florida Renovation Loans: Stop Sweating the Small Stuff - Think about our Veterans

Stop Sweating the Small Stuff - Think about our Veterans


Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer, fun in the sun, picnics, parties, celebrations and fireworks!  Memorial Day also commemorates our men and women who died while in military service to protect our country.  One of the longest-standing traditions is the Indy 500 Race.  It's a power-packed weekend.

I look back to last year's Memorial Day weekend and what I was doing .  I was frustrated with Real Estate. I was constantly complaining about the small stuff, the economy, working with customers 24 x 7, meeting their needs and expectations, while getting more frustrated, because not much happened.  Complain, complain, complain, I fell into that trap.  Am I making a point here?  Any of this sounding familar to you all out there?

I recently received a "Whack on the side of my Head"!!  Did you ever read that book?  This whack woke me right up as if I hit a wall head-on.  My realization soon set in that there were more important things in life, than complaining about things not going right, Short Sales taking forever to close, home prices continuing to drop, not being able to sell my home, moving my listings, or finding the right home for my customers.

Health, life and family is so important.  This past month, I received some unsettling news about my health.  Between tests and test results, (which seem to take forever especially in this technology age), I had plenty of time to think and reflect back on not only my life, but the lives of all those wonderful veterans who supported us.  Although, my setback is a mere "bump in the road" and God willing will turn out positively, I have a second chance to pick myself up, brush myself off and move forward.  But do those that have given their lives for us to keep us safe, do they have a second chance?

My message to all of you this Memorial Day weekend, is celebrate life, celebrate your families, have fun, enjoy your picnics, enjoy the race, but remember to think about our Veterans! 

Remember, life is so short and it's a special gift.!

Comment balloon 5 commentsSusan Gaieski • May 29 2011 10:49AM


Amen sister...life is too short to worry bout stuff you can't control!! Have a restful weekend!!

Posted by Suzanne Gantner, GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR (Sky Realty, Central Texas Real Estate ) about 9 years ago

So true....what you focus on expands...if you concentrate on all the parts of real estate that are not so fun...well you are bound to get more of that!    We have to concentrate on all that is good in Real Estate and our life and we will live more abundantly!!!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) about 9 years ago

Suzanne - thanks....I will try to have a restful weekend.  Wish me luck for I have surgery on Tuesday.


Deborah - I agree - there are worst things in life... like waiting to surgery.  I can't wait to brush myself off and move forward on the positive path.  Happy Memorial Day...

Posted by Susan Gaieski, Director for Social Media & Technology (Water Pointe Realty Group) about 9 years ago

I am so gratefull to our service men current and past!!!!! MY Grandfather for WW11, Father Vietnam, and nephew Iraq, 


Thank you for keeping our boarders safe!!! 

Posted by Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD - (Ken's Home Team LLC.) about 9 years ago

Ken, My husband Vietnam too!  Enjoy the weekend.

Posted by Susan Gaieski, Director for Social Media & Technology (Water Pointe Realty Group) about 9 years ago