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By Maria Gilda Racelis | Broker in 06040


When I learned two days ago of my colleague's WAKE - as described by a friend of mine-- is the term which came about in the earlier times when kith and kin of the beloved departed waited for the corpse to wake up from its slumber-- the realization that LIFE is indeed a mere borrowed existence in this piece of the universe dawned on me.

I paused and pondered. And asked myself, What actually is my purpose in life?

Before this deep reflection, my heart was prepared to write a blog about the whole acrimonious experience with a realtor who made my life a living hell right from the date of the fully-executed contract by her wee-hour texts ranging from transaction-related to piddling matters till the closing date.

I could have written a 3-page blog to chronicle her real bad and barbaric behavior. BUT why bother? Would this blog make me a happier and better person in the eyes of the reader. 

Perhaps, writing it could release the pent-up anger and frustration at the expense of that person. Sadly, it takes a sorrowful event to slam and slap us hard to face the reality that life is too short to be registering wrongs.

After an ordeal to get past my mourning, I looked up the ceiling and stared at it with wandering thoughts. My mind wandered. And it wondered. What have I done for myself lately? I have no regrets being home with the dogs for years without a vacation. I have worked seven days a week to fend for the family. --- It is the volatility of our job that puts me into this situation. We all need security. Future security--with emphasis in the word FUTURE.

What of future if you don't know what the future holds?

That's it. I grabbed my cellphone and called my son to tell him that we need a vacation. A vacation with the dogs. A time away from work. No emails, no business calls. I want to:

  • Live Life to the Fullest as if it is your last
  • Cherish each moment and rejoice the joy of living (joie de vivre)
  • I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you... to make each day count.(Jack- movie Titanic)

Our lives are like tiny molecules that can dissipate with a blink of an eye.


By Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041,  Thu Jun 14 2012, 06:42
What a Wonderful World ...can you hear Armstrong as you read the following.
"I see trees of green...red roses too
I see em bloom...for me and for you
And I think to myself...what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue...clouds of white
Bright blessed days...dark sacred nights
And I think to myself...what a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow...so pretty..in the sky
Are also on the faces..of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands...sayin..how do you do
They're really saying...I love you

I hear babies cry..I watch the grow
They'll learn much more...than I'll ever know
And I think to myself..."What a Wonderful World."

For me, the fullest is seeing the little things and smiling for I too know, "It's a Wonderful World."
By Barbara Grandolfo,  Thu Jun 14 2012, 07:08
Maria and Annette, thanks for sharing. Some days we just need reminders of what is truly important..
By Judi Monday, CRS,  Thu Jun 14 2012, 07:54
Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt piece with the rest of us. We all need to be reminded not to lose sight of what matters most.
By Akil Walker,  Thu Jun 14 2012, 15:42
I just got home and was ready to complain about what went wrong today and just got reminded not to waste any time on negative & be thankful for all that I do have

thanks for the blog

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