I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much. I just want to take a minute to reflect on the good moments that happened in the week.
- We attended the wedding of Kristy Finstad and Dan Chua at Las Gaviotas, Mexico. The magic moment happened in the last minutes of pre-ceremony shots when Kristy broke into tears after the “full family” picture. Full family was a big picture! Then minutes later when Kristy shouted out her vows with the tumultuous Pacific Ocean behind her, I knew the tears had nothing to do with her devotion to Dan but everything to do with being overwhelmed by support from family and friends.
- Realizing that real estate is really a relationship business. No, not kind of — REALLY. Talking to the seller of my listing today, I felt awkward talking about showings and open house visitors and next step strategies. Everything changed after we talked about the “supposed first siting of whales” and the upcoming coral reef certification classes. OK, real estate may be hard but good relationships are an EASY button!
- Spending time in my garden. Hey, that always centers me. This morning I mowed and pruned and weeded a too-ignored yard for too-many hours. I need to reinstate my 15 minutes in garden every morning rule. I’ve decided that smaller gardens are better and I just need to focus on small areas. They had beautiful small courtyard gardens in Las Gaviotas. We have a water shortage here in Maui so maybe that is an opportunity to trim areas!
- I read a wonderful book called Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki. Peter asked me if he should read it. I told him that the lessons are the same as in Rich Dad, Poor Dad but told in way that women can relate to. Meet Kim’s friends from college after 20 years and see how they each embark on changing how they look at their financial future. Peter would hate it. Only women can relate to this one! I loved it when she relates investing to types of men; the Bad Guys, the Nice Guys and the Wimps. I’m thinking of starting a Rich Woman club!
- Coming home after a few days away to our kittens who think life ends when we leave. Widgit and Moosh miss us so much when we’re away. Moosh LOVES Kris who watches them but Widgit hasn’t warmed up to her yet. Remember it took Widgit about 13 years to warm up to me! I’d like to say that I am “really mad” when I am woken at 4am with kitty kisses from our purr-meister Widgit but it really just makes me feel loved. We are off again this weekend and I’m sure they’ll be MAD!
Aloha and Malama Pono!