Gifts of Appreciation to some VERY Special "Rainers"

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Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

Gifts of Appreciation

I know that most people had the same difficulty.  Choosing just a few people from all the incredible fellow Activerainers has been one difficult task.  I chose two, both of whom are very special to me and have provided me with help, inspiration and encouragement.

Jo-Anne Smith-Belleville, Quinte and Prince Edward Region Real Estate, Ont.
, who founded the Inspiration Group as well as Heritage Homes and The Localism Success and Accountability Groups has astounded me with her beautiful, poetic writings which make you feel as if you are right there, seeing everything through her eyes.  She is a true Inspiration with her posts that are enlightening and insightful.  Jo has also become a personal friend as well and always has time to offer her insights and knowledge which has helped many people as well as myself.  She is a truly generous spirit in the rain. 

Jo-Anne Smith

 

I would also love to acknowledge Jeff & Grace Safrin-SpousesSellingHouses REALTORS, F.C.Tucker Company, Indiana  .  When posting about a concert and being the most "untechy" person anyone would ever NOT want to come across, Grace offered her help in teaching me how to post You Tubes into my blogs.  She spent a great deal of time with me on the phone-and in follow up emails and taught me for the first time that I AM capable of learning new computer related things.  This is not a big thing for some people, but it was (and is) huge to me.  And it gave me so much encouragement that I went on to sign up for classes in learning more about computers.  It is impossible for me to post a You Tube without sending that lovely person many blessings for her help, kindness and PATIENCE

Grace & Jeff Safrin

To the both of you and the many, MANY more activerainers who have always jumped in to lend a hand (or an ear), I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

 

 

 

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Jo-Anne Smith
Your Choice Realty Corporation, Brokerage - Oakville, ON

Carole,

Your beautiful post brought a tear to the corner of my eye. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your very kind words and thoughts and for always being there for me and everyone else on AR too. I value you and our friendship beyond measure.

Grace is a beautiful person and I agree with you completely. She has a heart a mile plus wide and I treasure the person she is. How very fortunate we are to have met her here in the rain and now count her amongst our friends.

Thank you for being you and for all that you do to add so much light and love everywhere you go....

(((-:

Jo

May 14, 2008 08:50 PM #4
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Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

Great choices on both Carole!

May 14, 2008 10:00 PM #5
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Lynn Johnson
Coldwell Banker Home Connection - Owatonna, MN
Owatonna, MN Real Estate

Carole - Thanks for sharing the thanks to your AR mentors.  I enjoy your posts and gain so much from your posts and comments.

May 14, 2008 10:18 PM #6
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Steve Shatsky
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Carole... what a classy and generous way to acknowledge other ARers who are important to you.  I am sure they are touched by your thoughfulness and caring (which are 2 personality traits in short supply in the world today).  Way to go!

May 14, 2008 10:32 PM #7
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
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Wonderful picks for your appreciation post Carole! Thanks for joining in...it is truly a gift to give back don't ya think?

May 14, 2008 10:48 PM #8
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Carole- Well we live and learn....and for something that you struggled with (just picking one or 2) you did well.....The contest will for sure end this Friday and we will announce the winners Monday.  Thank you so much for taking the time to enter :)

May 14, 2008 10:55 PM #9
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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I can certainly understand why you selected these wonderful active rainers.  Very nice thank you and acknowledgement.  You are a special rainer yourself!

May 14, 2008 11:23 PM #10
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Jeff Belonger
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Carole.... these are two good picks also....  I don't get to read all of their stuff, but I do know that they contribute some good stuff and that they are helpful.

jeff belonger

May 14, 2008 11:25 PM #11
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Carole--I don't think I could ever narrow down the list to just two people at AR...there are so many great people in the Rain!

May 15, 2008 09:28 AM #12
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Carole, two great choices and profiles you provided here. Jo always inspires me and it is amazing how Grace helped you out with all the techy stuff. Great writeup.

May 15, 2008 01:56 PM #13
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Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
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Wow Carole - I am honored, Thank you kindly - I'm glad I could encourage you ....and yet don't think that taking time (  I felt you caught on very fast :) to share something I've learned is anything more than PAYING IT FORWARD - because I could not narrow down a post  too just 2 people on AR ( although your inspirational and postiive posts along with Jo-Annes would certainly rank top :)

Thanks again for your kindness and that's great you are taking more classes!

I believe being a student forever & continual learning keeps you young :)

Sincerely,

Grace

 

May 15, 2008 02:30 PM #14
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
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Carole - It is a wonderful thing when we discover people we can relate to; of your picks I know that JoAnne is very giving and I too appreciated all she has done.  And I am sure Jeff and Grace are also terrific.

May 15, 2008 08:20 PM #15
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan

What a great way to honor your fellow Rainer. Kudos to both of you.

May 15, 2008 08:25 PM #16
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

As a whole I have found most Active Rainers very helpful.

May 15, 2008 09:13 PM #17
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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This is for Kathy McGraw's Wonderful Pay it Forward Contest:  Active Rain Gifts of Appreciation Contest ..Hurry Hurry Write em up :) Updated

Kim, There are so many wonderful people....and that was part of the contest--to Pay it Forward.  A beautiful idea, I thought.

Cynthia, I posted the link, I believe there's still time to spread some love :)

Jason, Thank you for your comment, it was very, very difficult.  But it sure does Pay it forward to some incredible people.

Jo, This was a huge thank you to you---You've given all of us a tremendous amount of insigts and inspiration and we can't get enough of either.

Joan, Thank you, I thought you would agree!

Lynn, Thank you so much for your kind comment and for taking the time to read my posts.

Steve, Thank you so much.  This was a wonderful contest to try and pay it forward to some special Activerainers.

Sally,  I absolutely do and this was a huge challange which is the point of the contest.  Kathy had a great idea!

Kathy, I think it's a wonderful contest.  I was afraid of offending people but the point is not to do that at all, just to pay it forward....It's a terrific idea and I thank you for being so creative.

Joan, Thank you for the lovely compliment.  There are two terrific people among MANY.

Jeff, They are both "lights" in the rain....I try never to miss their posts, they are always insighful.

Teri, Neither did I but it's a way to Pay it Forward to someone...THEY get the points if you happen to win (isn't that a nice thought?)

Gary, They are great choices...and there are SO many people I could have added.  I hope you're doing a post for this contest.

Grace, I don't know if you realize you didn't "just" teach me how to post on YouTube, you taught me I wasn't a  hopeless case as far as learning about computers---What you thought of as pretty minor was and is pretty huge to me and I thank you for it.

Jennifer, It was difficult for sure; these are the first people that came to mind. NOT an easy contest to enter but it does Pay it Forward.

Robert, Thank you.  I hope people enter this wonderful contest of Kathy's, it's supposed to be hard and it sure it. 

THANK YOU, KATHY!

May 15, 2008 09:19 PM #18
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Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT

Carole~What a beautiful tribute to 3 amazing people here in the  rain.  You are quite a gift yourself and how fortunate we are to have you here. 

May 15, 2008 10:38 PM #19
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist

Julie, We have a bunch of wonderful people, you included but this is a very specific contest to pay it forward---and I tried to do that.

May 16, 2008 09:00 PM #20
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Carole- I am re-reading all the Posts now for the final part of the judging.....I just want to say this.....I hear in your comments a strength.  A strength that you got from overcoming something, and realizing that it really was about paying it foreword.....You are a wonderful person, and I am so glad that you did this. A win-win for you and your gifts :)

May 17, 2008 12:45 AM #21
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Laura Cerrano
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Kathy, Thank you so much!  I think it's a terrific contest and I believe that some people are just afraid of leaving others out and hurting feelings...it's not about that at all.  There weren't as may entries as I would have thought when I last saw and we ALL need to pay it forward whenever we can.

May 17, 2008 09:02 PM #22
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Laura Cerrano
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Kathy, Thank you so much!  I think it's a terrific contest and I believe that some people are just afraid of leaving others out and hurting feelings...it's not about that at all.  There weren't as may entries as I would have thought when I last saw and we ALL need to pay it forward whenever we can.

May 17, 2008 09:02 PM #23
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