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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 33
Once again, I ask for your prayers.   Most of us have good and bad days, but at 96, it seems like Mickey is having more bad days than good ones. Yesterday when I arrived at her home she was dazed and confused.....not her usual self.   She was also quite lethargic and showed no interest at all in ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
 Thanksgiving Wishes 2015 From Your PA Horse Property REALTOR This is the time of year for getting together with friends and family at the dinner table to celebrate Thanksgiving, to be grateful for having the time to be together. Although, we should be grateful each and every day, this day in par...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 19
It takes more than having a penis to make someone a man. Some women I know have bigger "balls" than this guy. What makes a man a "real man"?I'm not speaking of sexuality, I'm speaking about reality and truth when it comes to men.  Does being extremely tall, 6' 5" make someone a real man? How abou...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 66
Active Rain Meetups are Back!!I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the news and I am delighted to share it.Last night we got the green light from our leader, and meetups will be coming soon.Now we need to decide when they will be. Some have suggested the first 2 weeks of December, some...
By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
Comments 29
 How to Make Yourself Do What You Don’t Want To Do1. Rather than listening to the voice in your head that is screaming “I hate this; I don’t want to do this” think about why it is a GOOD thing to do.2. Instead of trying to pretend that you don’t feel this way, accept that you are feeling very bla...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 28
Yesterday was a little hectic, and sometimes the blog is the thing to slide.  And that's just what happened!  So a day late, here they are:When to Walk Away Roberta Ross:  A great post on dealing with conflicts, of which there are af few!What's the Word Wednesday? Turkey Susan Mangigian: OK, I ne...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
Comments 1
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and it is right around the corner. I love the warmth, the companionship, the general reflection and of course the food and the following bear syndrome. For those of you that are working hard to make all those holiday preparations here are a few tips to ...
By Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
Comments 134
 This month marks 5 years since we launched Happy Grasshopper, and 5 years since our very first blog post on ActiveRain - how time flies! =) We've been reflecting on how we got here, and just how grateful we are to the people who have helped us grow. Word-of-mouth has been the foundation of Happy...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 26
Thankfulness , like people, comes in many shapes and sizes.Thank yous' are as individual as the individual. Some people have a tough time accepting something from someone else. They might grunt in acknowledgment, or seem oblivious as to what just happened. They may brush off a compliment with a c...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
Comments 5
We were showing a buyer our 2.3 acre flat lot in an exclusive neighborhood today (Chelshire Estates) and grandkids came up. Of course, i had to bring up my Aiden. Then his mom came up :). Here is a picture my daughter sent me that my granson loved. See if you do:)    
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 16
Dan Stewart, of Happy Grasshopper, has asked us to write a blog post about the five things we're most thankful for that impact our business on a daily basis. This is part of an Active Rain contest, where one entry will be chosen at random to receive $1500.00 to that person's favorite charity. How...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 1
NVHomes atWincopia Farms  Luxury Single-Family Homes Starting from the Upper $720s Beautiful planned community with top ranked Howard County schools and easy access to I-95, Rt. 32, and Rt. 29 First floor living available. Up to 6 bedrooms and up to 6 baths Up to 7,000 sq. ft of living space 10-y...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 71
When I speak to people for the first time, they quickly figure that I am from Russia. People recognize the accent, or they simply ask.And they comment on great Russian culture, mention great people of Russia. Often times they would say that US should have extended the helping hand to Russia after...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 50
 This blog post overflows with passion and enthusiasm for life. I am grateful for all that I am, for what I have received, and all those who have come into my life. The Realtor world is a tapestry of human beings with cultural diversity. Many fascinating stories have been published by members of ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 2
It is a glimpse of the post writers life, viewpoint and understanding of how they think and operate is what a post is. It can be professional or personal  in its sharing. The personal ones dig a little deeper and have more distance to them while the professional ones function and perform. Behind ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 2
Debb Janes has done it again - cut right to the heart of the matter when she shares her thoughts about being thankful. If you read only one post today, this should be the one. Thanks for allowing me to re-blog this, Debb.Wishing my entire Active Rain family a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of kindn...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 45
 Thursday, you'll be barraged with Thanksgiving wishes. So I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving two days early.  Thanksgiving.....a time to be grateful and show our appreciation. As we start this holiday season and I count my many blessings, I must include all of the ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 8
Despite what I routinely see, caulking is not intended to be used as a filler.Caulking is a sealer!  It is a weather guard!  It can also act as a glue!But it is not putty.  It is not foam.  It is not intended for gaps or openings wider than 1/2"!  Typically the gap should not exceed 1/4".  And fo...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 23
Happy Thanksgiving-Let’s Make Some Lemonade! Since 2010, I’ve tried to put a different spin on my Thanksgiving post...trying to make lemonade out of lemons.  It may be the Pollyanna glasses I often wear, however, given a choice, I always choose “happy.”Are you ready to make some lemonade?Thanksgi...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 19
Did You See The Hunger Games?This weekend the latest installment of the Hunger Games wasreleased.Of course, we had to go.My wife likes the action. I like the heroine, a beautiful young girl.But beyond that there is the story. It is based in the North Americancontinent, sometime in the future. We ...