Three Things I'm Thankful for This Thursday

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Real Estate Agent with Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster 100026886

Three Things I'm Thankful for This Thursday

rooster crowing at sunrise


It seems like every single day comes a little faster.  When I open my eyes in the morning and look at the day ahead, every thing is spread out before me and the possibilities are endless.  Then I blink my eyes and it's dinner time!

 

Here in Colorado, we have had a bear of a spring.  (Granted, we haven't had one of those snowstorms that buries us, but it has been known to snow as late as June around here!)  It has been rainy and windy too many days to count.  

 

Until this week.  Just this morning, the calm air and bright sunshine literally made me stop in my tracks and look around.  Here are three things I noticed that made me thankful this day:

1. The smell of lilacs.  It has been so windy around here that just breathing has been tricky, but today I actually smelled the lilacs.  It's such a spring smell- sunshine on lilacs.

2. A peaceful neighborhood.  As I stood in my yard, I appreciated my little sanctuary from the world.  I also realized that the only sounds I could hear were birds chirping and a distant lawnmower whining.

3. Working in the Cloud.  I would've loved to sit there all day and day dream, but alas, there is always work to do!  This day, I was on the move, but with my trusty laptop and the ol' internet super-highway, I can take my work with me just about anywhere.

Enjoy your day, everyone! 

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Kerrie La Guardia
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Jennifer your list is perfect.  I need to move to your neighborhood... I live behind a pizza parlor so the smell while quite delish is not of lilacs :)

May 05, 2011 05:52 PM
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Jennifer Prestwich
Your Castle RE Colorado
Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster

Thanks, Kerrie!  It's the little things sometimes that really hit home :)

 

May 05, 2011 06:01 PM
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Cindy Logan
Logan Economic Achievement Programs

Jennifer, no way, is it Thursday already?

I'm with you; I LOVE the little things; so thankful that I get to wake up to the birds chirping.

May 05, 2011 06:03 PM
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Jennifer Prestwich
Your Castle RE Colorado
Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster

Cindy- haha!  For a second I had to think about what day it really was.... :)

May 05, 2011 06:17 PM
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Nona Swann
Serving the needs of the Sellers in Brevard County
Swann & Associates Real Estate

Jennifer,

As I was reading your blog I was smelling the lilacs, enjoying the neighborhood and flying in the clouds with you. You created a good visual blog with your words.

My son lives in Boulder and my duaghters family is moving to Boulder this summer. I guess I am next!

May 05, 2011 06:20 PM
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Jennifer Prestwich
Your Castle RE Colorado
Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster

I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Nona.  And if your daughter and her family need help house hunting... I'd love to be their Agent! :)

May 05, 2011 06:24 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten
Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Jennifer I too enjoy the little things - birds chirping the wind chimes ringing, blue skies......so much to be grateful for each and every day!

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May 05, 2011 07:38 PM
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Donna Quinlan
Realtor CRS,GRI, Newburyport, Boston's North Shore
Keller Williams Realty

Jennifer,

My days also go by so quickly! My daughter went to school in Denver for 4 years. What a great area you live in!  I take note of what I am grateful for daily...like a beautiful sunrise, family, friends & yes, the benefits of being a realtor.

May 05, 2011 08:51 PM
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David Ames
San Francisco
Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco

Sounds like today was a great day to do a little day-dreaming Jennifer.  I'm betting it's going to be an even better weekend.  Cheers.  :-)

May 05, 2011 09:10 PM
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Kim Inman
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Mountains to Lakes Real Estate, Inc.

Jennifer...I love the smell of Lilac, right now my Lilac and Wisteria are in bloom and they smell lovely. We live on the outskirts of town and normally in the mornings I hear the birds, frogs and a few yappy dogs. It would be nice to be able to sit, listen, smell and drink coffee most of the morning but you're right you blink your eyes and it's dinner time. The older I get the faster time travels!

May 05, 2011 10:23 PM
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Peg Barcelo
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369

Jennifer, our lilacs are just about to leaf out, so we won't have that fragrance for a few weeks yet! But it is lovely when we're sitting on the deck or in the hot tub late at night watching the stars...*sigh* :)

May 05, 2011 11:15 PM
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Peggy Hughes
SF NYC LA
PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates - Professional Moving Organizer

Glad you had such a great start to a great day!  And, Jenn... wait a few years, it seems like an entire year goes by in just one day... savor every moment, they are precious ;)

May 05, 2011 11:31 PM
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Shar Sitter
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My lilacs aren't even close to blooming. I can't wait as it has been a very cold spring in MN.

May 05, 2011 11:53 PM
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Colleen McConnell
Tallahassee Retired Realtor

Colorado is lovely but a little on the cold side. FL is more to my taste although I dread the HOT summer that will soon be upon us.

May 07, 2011 06:08 AM
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