It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | 3 miles


Welcome to Friday, let’s sweep…and I mean, “sweep the beach” in gratitude. Thanksgiving happened. Leftovers put away – at least until the Apple Cup tonight. Some family have traveled back home. The rest of us remain together enjoying this “pause” at the beach.

Yesterday was the day for so many in a very collaborative effort to give thanks. Today I found my gratitude on 3 miles “sweeping the beach.” This was not a new 3 miles for me. It is the 3 miles I’ve walked often. Today it showed me a bit more. There was a stretch that was smooth solid sand underfoot. Then came a few pebbles whereas I began to look for agates or “PRs” (pretty rocks). A few boulders popped up from the tide. Then came a very rocky beach. Today these rocks were very slippery. A new tree had fallen which provided a large obstacle. My Brittany Spaniel and I took a few steps back to take a better look at how we might pass it. It was too large to go over. We found our solution. Then came another stretch of smooth solid sand underfoot – whereas we became inspired and moved from a walk to a jog. We reached our turnaround point and navigated back embarking on a smooth solid sand underfoot, then slippery rocks & logs, obstacles, “PRs” (no agates today) and finally smaller pebbled section of beach turning to yet again a smooth solid sandy beach underfoot arriving home.

There was not one mile that stood out for me today over another. I was grateful for the entire 3 miles…as is my gratitude in our work together – all of it. We’ve walked many miles that look very similar to the 3 miles I swept on the beach this morning. Grateful I get to walk with you. For most of us it is real estate that connects us and for many of us our relationships go well beyond our work. It will be the upcoming miles that will connect us even more.

Thank you for each stretch of beach – it all matters – not one mile over another.

#Grateful #WeAreWindermere #GivingThanks

And oh, I came across this article on Thanksgiving – 35 gratitude-prompting question: Full read here. …I often call gratitude the well-being wonder-drug”…my opinion, this is one drug very well worth getting addicted to! As I read this article, it was the 10th question that I thought an interesting optic to reflect on – as I did on my 3 miles today…

What have others done that I am benefiting from in my life…even if I don’t know who those people are?

Signing off, in gratitude…

Laura Smith, Co-owner | Windermere Real Estate Co.


2 thoughts on “It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | 3 miles

  1. Diane Terry says:

    I look forward to your Friday posts every week and you never disappoint. I am always in awe how you juggle all that you do yet feel so present whenever we communicate. You are everything my generation of working woman hoped we would be paving the way for.
    Loved today’s post. Just like with life, I would not give up any of the hard times as they make the good times just that much sweeter.
    Enjoy the quiet beach!
    Diane Terry


    • fridayswithlaura says:

      …”What have others done that I am benefiting from in my life…even if I don’t know who those people are?” – many many women to which I will never meet have paved the way for me and I will do the same for the next gen! #committed! Appreciate you!


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