Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

'Life's short, eat dessert first!' was a favorite saying of my mother.


Jan 04, 2020 10:21 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thankfully, it has not.  *Knock on wood*  The fragility of life has though.  The realization of the brevity of it has too.  Maybe more so for me, because for the last 11 years with the rescue team, I was involved with situations where other's lives were cut short via stupidity or intention.


Our family is enjoying many more vacations now.  One of the reasons for me getting my Broker's license was succession planning.  I have spent the last 10 years building something to leave behind and I'm trying to find a way to have someone to leave it to.

Jan 04, 2020 09:17 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

This may be the alcohol speaking, but I don't really understand the question.

Jan 04, 2020 09:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It enters my mind on occassion and at certain times for different reasons but it isn't a place where I dwell for too long.  

Jan 04, 2020 09:22 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It is the singular reason I ignore so much of what I ignore in this world. LOL

Jan 04, 2020 09:12 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Never miss an oppotunity to let those precious to you know that they are precious to you.  That you appreciate them and what they bring to your life.  You never want to feel you didn't have the chance to express that when they are suddenly gone.  You have plenty of opportunities to let people know how you feel.  

Jan 04, 2020 10:42 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes Richie, making the most of the days given is a must and learning to avoid carrying other people's burdens continues to be a challenge.

Jan 04, 2020 10:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the answer provided by Mary Yonkers

Jan 04, 2020 10:28 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

And that's exactly why telling those you love and/or care about, that you DO - as often as you can. Life is short.

Just this morning, I was told that a friend's mother was diagnosed with cancer 8 days ago. She died today. 8 days - I can't possibly have meaningful conversations with everyone I love in 8 days and say all that I have to say. So, saying it now is SO important.

Jan 04, 2020 11:51 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Life is short, aka Brevity of Life. I focus on love, kindness and helping others. I have no regrets if I were to depart tomorrow.  Yet I am hopeful I have many more days here to explore and find creative ways to make a difference and help others. 

Jan 04, 2020 11:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, and it can stay that way..... 

Jan 04, 2020 11:25 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is 2020, where has the time gone?

To often life is measured by accomplishment, by meeting the goals created last year. Executing the PLAN.

The brevity of life to me is allowing yourself to take the side road when the opportunity is presented.  Placing one's boot onto the carpet of moss covering the boulders strewn across the mountain. To be embraced in the in the arms of a magnificent nature that we must learn to appreciate, celebrate and protect.

The brevity of life to me is knowing that I am one in the world, but, if my heart is soft, I can be the world to someone.

The brevity of life to me means don't allow the final years to be upon the bed of regret so choose to forgive, abandon anger,  take risks, laugh at yourself, be present for others.

It is my desire that every reader on Active Rain can fill in the blank:
"Thank you  _________,  I trust I was a good student."

Many have transitioned to whom I can credit with imparting principles that will change lives.


Jan 04, 2020 10:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'm old enough where I don't consider my life to be all that brief. And I've never had any great desire to live to some crazy old age. On the whole, my philosphy has been exactly as Mary Yonkers said "life is short, eat dessert first." I'm all about dessert. And I don't live my life worrying how many days I have left... I know someone who does this and it just depresses him. The days we have to live are predetermined the day we are born... it's our personal fate. Can't worry about, can't change it... just live as well as you can eat dessert first.

Jan 04, 2020 12:06 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


every moment well lived, and I don't worry about it at all.  A

Jan 04, 2020 11:53 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

No, I have too many other think to worry about. 

Jan 04, 2020 11:52 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seems like far too many friends are leaving early these days.

Jan 04, 2020 08:47 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I'm in no hurry to leave earth Richie Alan Naggar but I am looking forward to that big family reunion in the sky.

Jan 04, 2020 04:12 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Richie,  If not now, when?  

Jan 04, 2020 03:30 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Since I don't control when my ticket is up, one day at a time with no end in sight.

Jan 04, 2020 02:39 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I am throwing out a lot of stuff that just doesn't matter anymore.

Jan 04, 2020 12:22 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Love is the brevity of life.

Jan 06, 2020 07:13 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I keep telling Sandy that, but she keeps changing the combination on my shackles. Please send fresh hacksaw blades so I can escape!!!!

Jan 05, 2020 08:42 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Cancer treatment in 2008 did it for me. It's all a bonus.

Jan 05, 2020 07:31 AM
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

Yes, it really hit me in June 2018 that I am, in fact, middle-aged. Furthermore my husband and I have had two couple (husband/wife) acquaintences die by murder/suicide in the last three years. In both circumstances, we were stunned. I am grateful for every day of my life, and I strive to live an authentic and purposeful life. I have realized that only I can define what "success" and "happy" mean to me. These are not things that require the world's opinion. The world will suck you dry if you allow it to do so.

Jan 14, 2020 08:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Live life to the fullest each and every day! 

Jan 07, 2020 04:04 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I'm just a kid of 69 so it may be a few years away.

Jan 06, 2020 09:15 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Yes, life if fragile. A good friend and neighbor recently succumbed to leukemia after battling it for several years. Another friend's father passed from Cancer. Another neighbor has been diagnosed with Cancer and is undergoing treatment.

Then...there is my 93 year young mother-in-law who is doing well.

I will spend very little time pondering the brevity of life as I spend a week in Kauai soon.

Jan 06, 2020 06:02 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

We never know our expiration date. So... Appreciate each day and what it gives. Enjoy your friends and family and let them know you love them. Find reasons to smile and make others smile. Do something you've always wanted to do (legal of course). Laugh and laugh some more. Have a great day!

Jan 06, 2020 05:56 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Hi there Krista Jenkins, REALTOR® ...most excellent commenting & sharing

Jan 14, 2020 10:30 AM