The Top Three Angels in the Pay It Forward Challenge

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863

This is the fourth year in which we have asked our big hearted ActiveRain members to share their stories with us and inspire us with their sheer generosity and kindness.

 

They have not let us down.

 

There have been very touching stories from many this month with stories about putting others first and performing random acts of kindness.  If only everyone would try to practice this in their every day lives, the world would be overflowing with love!

 

First I would like to thank the three Wise Men who read each entry and made their nominations for the top three!

 

Michael Jacobs
Dick Greenberg
Brian England 

 

 

You guys have made this challenge fun and I truly appreciate all of the time and effort you have put forth this past month.

 

Now for the winners!  Drum roll please.....

 

These top three truly inspired all four of us.

 

BETH ATALAY - FIRST PLACE

Read Beth's Story Here

 

PAT STARNES - SECOND PLACE

 Read Pat's Story Here

 

SCOTT SEATON - THIRD PLACE

Read Scott's Story Here

 

 

Thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge.

 

I know there are many folks out there who do amazing things everyday but chose to keep their work private.  Thank you as well!!!!

 

 

 

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Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector
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Thanks Belinda and the judges. Hope you know how much we appreciate it. 

Dec 01, 2017 07:47 PM #22
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Really good annual challenge to make us think about what we are giving back.

Dec 01, 2017 08:52 PM #23
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Thank you, Belinda AND your 3 wisemen, for giving of yourselves and especially your valuable time. This is one of my favorite contests as I feel it inspires many to get into the giving spirit.

My hope, of course, is that those we inspire, carry this passion to give and help for the entire year!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dec 01, 2017 09:31 PM #24
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Kat Palmiotti
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How wonderful! I'm going to read the posts now. Thanks for hosting this challenge.

Dec 02, 2017 03:37 AM #25
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Belinda Spillman ,

What a great contest and awesome winners! The judges as usual did a phenomenal job as there were some awesome entries!!

Dec 02, 2017 04:42 AM #26
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John Wiley
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Belinda, I don't know how the judges could pick one over the other, they were all three very inspiring stories.

I am so glad you shared these great stories with us.

I hope we will take to heart the message and touch lives around us.

Dec 02, 2017 05:17 AM #27
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Patricia Feager
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Belinda Spillman - Yes! There are angels in the Rain:

Michael Jacobs
Dick Greenberg
Brian England 

Beth Atalay 

Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS 

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector 

and of course, there's you! 

Unfortunately, there are bad people out there too, like myself who missed your birthday Belinda. I beg forgiveness and wish you a very Happy Birthday! On the day you were born, there were angels delivering you to earth. They knew Planet Earth was in need of help from someone who would grow up to make a difference and you have succeeded. 

Wishing you joy, good health, happiness, and good wealth.  

Dec 02, 2017 07:09 AM #28
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Good morning Belinda. I really enjoyed this contest and continue to read those I missed.

Dec 02, 2017 07:20 AM #29
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I loved Beth Atalay story great  choice . It pulled at my heart strings

Congrats Beth  

Going to read the others

Dec 02, 2017 08:12 AM #30
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it is very nice to read all the wonderful posts...and even nicer to see the contests over.

Dec 02, 2017 08:32 AM #31
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Belinda Spillman, thank you for the great contest, each one I read was special and touched my heart. There are good people out there but if we don't connect, they will never know. This season and all year, we can each make a difference. Have a great weekend!

Dec 02, 2017 10:59 AM #32
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Lou Ludwig
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Belinda

Congratulations to  Beth Atalay, Pat Starnes and Scott Seaton for the top 3 posts in Pay it Forward Challenge.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 02, 2017 08:25 PM #33
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Lou Ludwig
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Belinda

Congratulation on earning a feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 02, 2017 08:30 PM #34
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Congrats to the WINNERS, all earned and deserved Belinda! They all prove that the art of selfless giving is still alive and well.

Dec 03, 2017 11:51 AM #35
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Elva Branson-Lee
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Congratulations to all of the winners. You all give real estate a GOOD name.

Dec 04, 2017 03:23 PM #36
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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All excellent stories and thanks for providing the link in this blog. Well deserved winners!  The thought of homeless kids rips up the heart.

Dec 04, 2017 03:31 PM #37
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Rebecca Gaujot
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Belinda, the judges had it hard selecting the top three, and you all did a great job. I loved all three of the posts written by the winners....all well deserved.

Dec 07, 2017 09:21 PM #38
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Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
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Beautiful story

Dec 08, 2017 02:55 PM #39
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Hope you come back, Belinda. Miss you - and your posts. D 

Dec 12, 2017 11:42 AM #41
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