As September Arrives. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


As September Arrives. . .          

 The arrival of any month prompts many thoughts. September is not alone in that.  The next 30 days has its share of events for many of us. Maybe more than some other times, but that’s another story. Each will be told in a unique way.


Today, September first, these words come to mind: 


Life can only be understood backwards;

but it must be lived forwards. 

Soren Kierkegaard   


The quote remains true today. Maybe, even truer.  And more than maybe.  In so many ways.


The image in this post is from Although there is no guarantee that they make it to a post, thought bubbles often seem to be a part of the pondering process for me.

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (23)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Michael... and happy September to you. I love that quote... there's never been any doubt in my mind that the past is prologue and we always need to be looking forward.

Sep 01, 2023 05:32 AM
Michael Jacobs

Nina Hollander, Broker - when I joined Facebook, "social media" was new-to-me so I started posting a daily quote since sharing what I ate or anything more personal was way out from my comfort zone. 

Those days are in the past for me, but FB memories remind me.  As these words were once again revealed, it seemed ideal for an arrival of another month.  

Sep 01, 2023 05:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Michael Jacobs all I can say it that I still don't post about what I eat on social media (and very, very little about personal things). I just picked up where you left off.

Sep 01, 2023 06:10 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those words are so true, hindsight is always 20/20 but we can't go back and undo something that we have already done, haha.

Sep 01, 2023 07:54 AM
Michael Jacobs

Brian England - living in a land of woulda coulda shoulda is not realistic although some seem to visit there from time to time.  

Sep 01, 2023 08:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Happy September, Michael- what an interesting quote...I love it. We need to learn from our past...enjoy it, even. But to live, we need to be in the present. 

Sep 01, 2023 11:12 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - as someone much wiser has said "and that's why it's a gift".  

Sep 01, 2023 11:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Michael,

I've never hear this quote before and its a good pondering with lots of bubbles needed!

Sep 01, 2023 11:16 AM
Michael Jacobs

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - a few weeks ago as I walking, I saw two children blowing bubbles.  It's been some time since I have observed that occuring.  The laughter and the joy was kinda contagious.  🤣😄😆

Sep 01, 2023 11:26 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

September is usually my least favorite month in Florida. It is still as hot as August, but with more Hurricanes. I am also usually sick of the heat by now...I LOVE October. 

Sep 01, 2023 11:50 AM
Michael Jacobs

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - although I can "see" the reason, may this month be less troublesome than you might expect - weather-wise and in other ways that matter for you.

Sep 01, 2023 11:55 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty thank goodness we've cooled way to in Phoenix to 85 and it's been sprinkling on and off all day.  Love it and hope it stays like this for the next month!

Sep 01, 2023 01:42 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

It's hard to believe it's September already.  But then that's probably true each month.

Kierkegaard's quote is such a wise one, and perhaps particularly relevant to the August Challenge so many just completed.

Enjoy your weekend.


Sep 01, 2023 12:13 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jeff Dowler, CRS - it seems connections of many kinds are a part of each month.  Happy September.  

Sep 01, 2023 01:56 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Michael that's the second time this week I've seen that quote!  The idea of living life backwards seems funny to me.  I like moving forward!  Happy September!

Sep 01, 2023 01:41 PM
Michael Jacobs

Anna "Banana" Kruchten - I noticed a similar quote in a post by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS who continues to provide much perspective on a  daily basis on ActiveRain.  

Sep 01, 2023 01:58 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

No matter what you do in the month of September, the time is guaranteed to be spent, Michael. These are my favorite bubbles!

Sep 01, 2023 02:31 PM
Michael Jacobs

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - what a wonderful photo.   Happy September to you too.  

Sep 01, 2023 02:41 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, Happy September, and hope this month brings you happiness and joy.

Sep 01, 2023 04:04 PM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - while my travelling out and about this month is not as extensive as your plans, I am hopeful that this month will be a good one.  Happy September to you as well.  And bon voyage - I bet you are beginning to count the days.  

Sep 01, 2023 05:03 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - that is a great quote for the first day in September. Soon, the year will be over but we have to get past Labor Day, pumpkins, halloween. thanksgiving, and the holidays. I hope your days are filled with the colors of Fall, the sights and sounds of crunchy leaves tumbling down trees, the smells of autumn in the kitchen, restaurants, or perhaps gatherings for meals with friends. Whatever you decide to do I wish you fun and good health.

Sep 01, 2023 05:26 PM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - it's true that the seasons do seem to merge as time quickly passes.   Happy September and best wishes as Fall approaches.  

Sep 01, 2023 08:16 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Michael.

Enjoy the holiday weekend! We have a beautiful day in Maryland.

Sep 02, 2023 08:14 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - I thought I heard some raindrops during the night and awoke to some rain a few hours ago here in SoCal.  Now, it seems to have disappeared, at least for now, I hope your three day holiday weekend is a good one.  

Sep 02, 2023 08:42 AM
Roy Kelley

A 5K race took place in our neighborhood this morning. This is an annual event and they runners had perfect weather.

Sep 02, 2023 08:52 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - this morning's early rain in our area has changed into cloudy conditions.  I am glad the race in your area had good weather for all to enjoy.  

Sep 02, 2023 05:07 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Happy September my friend. You were the first one who ever showed me the wealth of knowledge that can be attained through pondering, Thank you 😃

Sep 02, 2023 10:13 AM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - that's kind of you to say, but I think there's some "pondering moments" about you.  

Sep 02, 2023 10:33 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Michael Jacobs, what a great quote to start September. Wishing you an awesome September!

Sep 02, 2023 10:19 AM
Michael Jacobs

Beth Atalay - Happy September to you as well.  Thank you for the highlight within the BananaTude group, I appreciate it.  🍌🍌🍌

Sep 02, 2023 10:35 AM
Beth Atalay

Michael Jacobs, thank you for being a part of BananaTude!

Sep 02, 2023 10:40 AM
Michael Jacobs

Beth Atalay - being a member of ActiveRain as well as BananaTude continues to "teach" me lots.   🙈🙉🙉   Those three monkeys (who I believe love love love bananas) that I remember from long ago live the familiar lessons still. . .     

Sep 02, 2023 10:46 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I would say that I sometimes understand life in retrospect.  I do have a few things I may never understand. 

Sep 02, 2023 03:42 PM
Michael Jacobs

Ray Henson - I agree.  However, it seems the number is far more than a few for me.  

Sep 02, 2023 05:08 PM
Personal Engagement,Precision, and Professionalism

Hi Michael Jacobs , Love this quote and so true every day!  Happy September!

Sep 03, 2023 07:48 PM
Michael Jacobs

TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 or (949) 391 - 3164 - it's a longtime favorite of mine.  Glad to hear you like it.  Happy September to you.  

Sep 04, 2023 04:06 AM
Personal Engagement,Precision, and Professionalism

Awesome! 👍 Thank You Michael Jacobs ! 🍂

Sep 04, 2023 08:59 AM
Michael Jacobs

TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 or (949) 391 - 3164 - 🏄‍♀️⛵🐬

Sep 04, 2023 09:08 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Your wise words have changed my perspective on many occasions, and all I can do is say thank you 🙂

Sep 05, 2023 09:16 AM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - thanks much.  I may need to put my perspective in an incubator-like place.   

Sep 05, 2023 10:52 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Michael Jacobs - September started with a bang of a rainstorm... but settled into a nice weekend. And my return to golf.  So that's a good thing.  Have a good (short) week!  Kathy

Sep 05, 2023 09:30 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Schowe - good to hear you're out and about - spreading good news and plenty of cheer.  🏌️‍♀️⛳🏌️‍♀️

Sep 05, 2023 10:54 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

September is my birthday month so it's my second favorite month. October is when I met my son, my bride and my mentor, so October wins! LOL.

Sep 05, 2023 06:20 PM
Michael Jacobs

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - Happy Birthday Month.  I believe is wonderful when we find something to celebrate.  In a month or a moment.  

Sep 06, 2023 05:37 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Michael! I love the quote and am definitely about learning from the past but, living forward - keeping it moving! 

And...Happy mid-September...

LOVE the photo from Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! SO cute!

Sep 15, 2023 12:08 PM