Did I Do My Best...

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

Did I Do My Best...

As I am on the verge of crossing the threshold and sojourn to the next plateau, I stop to reflect before going forward. Standing on the peak, I look back down the terrain I grappled through, sometimes with a multitude of mixed emotions.

The question I most ask myself is: "Did I do my best to help spread the love?"

Every day, many fabulous articles are posted by several thousand active members. They, like myself, like to receive comments. Alas, it is physically impossible to comment on every one, even within my own sphere of subscribers. 

Did I do my best to write and post quality material? Writing quality material can be a
laborious task. Although small in numbers, the ActiveRain membership is a quality group that deserves high caliber material.

Did I do my best to spread the love? Reaching out and physically calling someone who is
Smoky Mountain Sunrise down or challenged goes above and beyond just writing. It shows we care.

We are a unique, blended family. We are a homogeneous mix a of cultures, backgrounds,
ideas, trades and lifestyles.

For every milestone crossed, a new day dawns. While we celebrate and share our jubilation with our peers, look back and ask: "Did I do my best to spread the love?" ...   

Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
The Guys with the Hats...

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Comments (51)

Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

Love it...  That is alot of points, and you keep getting us newbies to come reading!  :)  Great job!

Oct 29, 2010 02:12 PM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Michael, not that you need any additional kudos, but I am adding mine.  Having just joined this "family", I find that there are writers that I unconditionally enjoy reading and you are one of the them. 

Oct 29, 2010 11:56 PM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


You have turned Active Rain into a metaphysical experience.

Oct 30, 2010 02:19 AM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
RealtorĀ®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Hi Michael, hope you don't mind but I linked your blog to mine on " Is it a Blog, A Tweet or An Essay". Always like your posts ~ Dave.



Oct 30, 2010 05:18 AM
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Congratulations on your momentous achievement, Michael.  Just having topped 100,000 a short while ago, I cannot even see you on the mountain way up above the clouds ;-)

Oct 30, 2010 08:26 AM
Kim Darling
Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461 - Fresno, CA
CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes

Michael-You are an inspiration, I love your motivations, encouragement, and fabulous pictures. Never feel guilty, like your not doing enough!!!  You work hard and you care, it shows day in and day out.  You have quite a fan club and it is well deserved, way to go on 800k!!! You Rock!!!

Oct 30, 2010 09:46 AM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

I love your posts Michael.  I read them every day - just like taking my daily vitamins.  Your posts are good for my mental health.  So much love to go around, thanks for sharing with us.

Oct 30, 2010 12:43 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Michael- How can you possibly have so many readers and commenters and keep up with your work?    Do you work?   I LOVE LOVE LOVE your posts, and your pictures are awesome!   Keep on going ...

Oct 30, 2010 10:33 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate
Ooops, I'm too late. Some one already pushed you over the edge.
Oct 31, 2010 12:00 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Michael,   Your contributions here are always well thought out and well written.  Striving for consistency and excellence is always the goal !

Oct 31, 2010 03:03 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Michael,

You must be doing something right. Is that picture of your area? I do not know Tennessee well, but it sounds like an interesting state.

Oct 31, 2010 04:47 AM
Debbe Perry
Real Living Carolina Property - Morganton, NC
828.439.3084 Morganton/Lake James NC

As a relative ActiveRain newbie, I am in awe...

Oct 31, 2010 05:21 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

A milestone.  Some might think you have nothing better to do with your life than write blog post.  My kids are always joking with how much time I spend on it.  I point out that I don't waste time on Farmville.  My game is Active Rain, and it pays off in CASH!

Oct 31, 2010 05:47 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Yes, I think you did. And you inspire others to do their best as well.

Congratulations on this milestone!

Oct 31, 2010 07:00 AM
Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty
Congratulations!! I am amazed and impressed. How is the view from way up there?
Oct 31, 2010 09:21 AM
Coleen DeGroff
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors - Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL

Michael - Wow! I always look forward to reading your posts! Congrats on your (almost) 800K! :)

Oct 31, 2010 12:31 PM
Margaret C. Taylor
Century 21 New Millennium MD - Mechanicsville, MD
St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent

Congratulations on your points and poetic description. Were you a writer in another life?!  Margaret C.

Nov 01, 2010 10:36 AM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

With those points, I'm sure you did Michael!  Congrats on your 800,000 mark!!!

Nov 07, 2010 04:31 PM
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

That's a lot of points Michael!. It's hard to get comments on any posts these days. They are up and gone in a matter of minutes.

Nov 08, 2010 02:52 PM
Tom Waite
Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker - Cypress, CA
So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments

Very scarry stuff.

Some inspections are pretty scarry, too.

Nov 15, 2010 06:44 AM