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Slow Market Or Not, There Are So Many Reasons To Be Thankful!

On Friday I spent the day doing errands with my husband.  We  decided to stop and visit a couple of friends in Seattle.  First, we dropped in on Johnny and Taiko at their new sake shop called Sake Nomi, in Pioneer Square.  They have a passion for Japanese sake, and it shows in the implementation of their business, with no detail being left out.   They have great products and a warm yet urban, organic atmosphere, and they are having a great time running their business.

Next, we went to visit our friend Yoko, who works at a Japanese gift shop and art gallery in Capitol Hill.  In addition to her work, she is an accomplished artist herself; the purpose of our visit was mainly to see her new installment of handcrafted felt animals. She had a very successful opening reception, and was very excited to have sold  some of her work.

As my husband and I were heading home, we were talking about Johnny, Taiko, Yoko and many of our other friends who, like us, have found a niche for themselves away from the structure(and security) of a traditional job. Our discussions with our friends don't usually involve such topics as commute times, daycares or workplace issues; Most of the time we are actually brainstorming ways to make more money! 

So this Thanksgiving, I am grateful that my husband and I do not have to participate in the rat race.  (I'm a Realtor, my husband does graphic art, and we run a wholesale and internet tea business.) As hard as we work, I feel like we have it easy compared to others who have to commute an hour or more, some to their high-stress careers.  I don't think I would be able to cut it. 

Here are a few more things that I am thankful for:
  • I still have both of my parents
  • I have a wonderful husband and son                                   
  • I have a warm home(thanks to newly installed gas heat)
  • I have a car that runs well
  • I get to walk my son to school every day
  • I live 3 minutes from work
  • We have 'enough'
  • I love my career and my business
  • I love my office and get along great with everyone I work with
  • I have many wonderful friends, and...
  •  that I have found the Active Rain Community!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Yoko Nomura: Felt Mates

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Comment balloon 6 commentsLisa Bosques • November 17 2007 12:46AM

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Thank you for the cheery post, I needed that positive juice, god bless your family. ktm
Posted by Kirk Mulhearn (Prudential California Realty/Gem Mortgage) almost 10 years ago

I'm thankful that I can feel thankful!    I heard a preacher say whenever someone says"Glad to see you"  he says "Thanks you".  because the opposite of being seenis being viewed and it is better to be seen that viewed any day.

I bet you could make your thankful list longer if you thought about it.

Posted by Find a Notary Public needAnotary (QEC Internet Services) almost 10 years ago
Im thankful that I am surviving in this Real Estate Market. Also, cant forget about my health either.
Posted by Steve Glose, TRC, CIPS, 407-616-7286, Orlando Real Estate, Orla (Keller Williams Classic Group) almost 10 years ago

Kirk-Thanks for visiting, and God bless you and your family as well.

Ntsike-Good point; I think I may have left several very important things off of my list, like Steve's comment about surviving in this market, and of course for good health. 

Posted by Lisa Bosques almost 10 years ago

Again, thanks for stopping by, and God bless you and your family.  I quote you below, with a few add-ons!

"Here are a few more things that I am thankful for:

  • I still have both of my parents (I'm half as fortunate)
  • I have a wonderful husband and son (ditto the first; my daughter is my partner)                                  
  • I have a warm home(thanks to newly installed gas heat) (I asked my husband to re-adjust the thermostat for winter...and he did)
  • I have a car that runs well (I got new snow tires for the winter)
  • I get to walk my son to school every day (my daughters are college graduates)
  • I live 3 minutes from work (I live 10)
  • We have 'enough' (ditto)
  • I love my career and my business (ditto)
  • I love my office and get along great with everyone I work with (generally yes, ditto)
  • that I have found the Active Rain Community! (AR's healthy and professionally productive to be sure)
Posted by Terry Rasner-Yacenda, "Dreams Realty" (Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty) almost 10 years ago
Hi Lisa, it is hard to reflect on what we really have when lives are such a whirlwind today.  I sold and left the corporate world and have never looked back.  I enjoy being a Realtor....wished I had done it years ago...probably would not have done as well then though.  My wife and I have worked side by side for over 20 years and enjoy our companionship....I have truly been blessed in life.  Sounds like many have...and it is something I never take lightly.  Continue on your path....you have been blessed with a great life and purpose.  Thanks for reminding us.  Nice post Lisa.
Posted by Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust! (Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions") almost 10 years ago

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