Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Inna Ivchenko
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I used to be focused on future, regretting about mistakes in past, ignoring the present moment.....Not any more. I'm living in NOW enjoying every little thing and feeling blessed. 

Mar 29, 2016 08:18 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Annette,

We all have those moments, luckily we are a good team, and we nudge each other out of it.  A

Mar 29, 2016 07:57 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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The poets speak of existing and not really living...I concur. Thoreau nailed it with his quiet desperation quote

Mar 29, 2016 07:52 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Not just focused on rewards of the future, but trying to control away nonexistent pitfalls based on meaningless past hobgoblins. Lose a couple of loved ones, have a health scare or near-miss, and guarantee, the past and future will make far less sense than a glass of wine and some Lucy reruns and letting the dog slobber all over your makeup. Life is short enough, so grab on and squeeze the holy crap outta it!   3:)

Mar 29, 2016 12:06 PM
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Allie Angeloni
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I've certainly been guilty of this in past decades, though as I've gotten older my focus has changed, and I'm more in the moment Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041.  My last career made me more aware of the words, 'tomorrow is not promised' so try not to take people and love for granted.  I've worked where there are no 'do overs'.    

Mar 29, 2016 09:03 AM
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I enjoy every moment the good Lord gives me and live life to it's fullest.   Life is the journey, death is the destination.   I'm enjoying the journey now.   I will gladly wait to reach the destination.

Mar 29, 2016 08:43 AM
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Carol Williams
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It does happen but, the truth is, we only have NOW... this moment.  I enjoy taking pictures but sometimes I just leave the camera behind and smell the roses.  

Mar 29, 2016 08:03 AM
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Annette,
If we are honest, many of us would have to admit to getting caught up in the rush. Get it done, get it done. I’m working on it, but not here yet.

Mar 29, 2016 07:49 AM
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Joan Cox
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In the spring and summer, we have to be focused, and not much social time allowed.

Mar 31, 2016 12:03 AM
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Every day.  Especially when I do my blog comments.

Mar 30, 2016 06:05 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Some focus on the journey so much they have no eye on the (potential) reward of the future!

Mar 29, 2016 11:57 PM
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Scott Godzyk
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It cant be all work and no play. I learned my daughter will only grow up once. Now i schedule school events and games as appointments that come first

Mar 29, 2016 10:45 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
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We cannot change the past and should live for the prsent that the future gives us a great reward.

Mar 29, 2016 10:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
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This is a common situation for real estate professionals.

Mar 29, 2016 10:06 PM
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Wayne Martin
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In my earlier years, guilty as charged. Now, not so much. I take the time to smell the roses!

Mar 29, 2016 08:57 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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I call it "futurizing", something that can occupy or just distract us from NOW. The present may be joyful or painful but I focus on NOW. And I enjoy everything I can every moment I can. Your question is a great reminder to do that, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041. Thanks for posting it here. 

Mar 29, 2016 06:34 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Annette. I have been guilty, but not as much as I once was.

Mar 29, 2016 06:33 PM
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Trying you are correct 

Mar 29, 2016 02:19 PM
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Lise Howe
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Nope. Not me

Mar 29, 2016 01:51 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 that's so true at times where we just focus on destination and forget beautiful journey!

Nice thought.

Mar 29, 2016 01:40 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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I have done that Annette and wish I could have some of the time back.

Mar 29, 2016 01:25 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
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I hate to admit, I am pretty guilty of this! Definitely something I need to work on, but there always seems to be time crunches and rushing!

Mar 29, 2016 01:14 PM
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Eric Kodner
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As long as the journey doesn't include a little side trip through Dante's Inferno, I'm up for it.

Mar 29, 2016 01:00 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I love the journey!!!!

Mar 29, 2016 12:33 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
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Sometimes...but then I stop and take a deep breath and enjoy the journey!

Mar 29, 2016 12:30 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I am very aware of this and try to enjoy life along the way. There have been times I worked so hard life was a blur.

Mar 29, 2016 09:55 AM
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Stephanie & John Webb
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Living the "Now" And grateful for every moment!

Mar 29, 2016 09:44 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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I am always reminding myself to enjoy the journey.

My sister died when I was 15, and she was nearly 14. I learned right away that life is short. We aren't guaranteed anything more than this moment, so I've learned to make those moments count. Every moment. They're all important. 

 

Mar 29, 2016 09:44 AM
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Debbie Laity
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I'm making an effort to really enjoy the ride. 

Mar 29, 2016 09:19 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Well I certainly try not to miss the joy of the journey, but there are times when I am impatient!

Mar 29, 2016 09:05 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
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Constantly.  That is my problem of rushing headlong all day.

Mar 29, 2016 09:00 AM
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Marco Giancola
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Oh no Annette-the journey is the best part! I always enjoy that part the most!

Mar 29, 2016 08:58 AM
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William Feela
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I was guilty for years but figured it out about 10 years ago

Mar 29, 2016 07:47 AM
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Bob Crane
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Too often.

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