This Thanksgiving makes me jump for joy

Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Hello everyone-Since I stopped in and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving personally on their posts I decided to do a different kind of Thanksgiving post. As many of you know I have extra reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving. I learned first hand that miracles do happen. While I am still dealing with physical challenges everyday I am so grateful to be here to still have those challenges.  Some days are tougher than others but they say whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger and since I am still alive then I must be stronger.

One of the things that truly helps me be stronger is my deep faith in God but also all the friends I have found here. So this Thanksgiving I am jumping for joy and am thankful to God for life, challenges and blessing of special friends. Happy Thanksgiving everybody.


turkey greetings


To all my Active Rain friends.


Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (39)

Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Thanks you for the wonderful story today, especially on Thanksgiving Day....We have so much to be thankful for.

Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

Nov 25, 2010 12:56 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Marchel-Lets just say this year has changed me forever. I am doing better. Thank you for visiting.

Thank you Debbe. Best wishes to you too. Thank you for visiting

Tammy-I am so glad to hear that because yours have done the same for me. God bless you my friend.

Rebecca-Thank you, May you be blessed too. Happy Holidays.

Gary-Thank you for the kind words and support.

Patrick-Right back at you

Lynn-You are most welcome.

Sheldon-Somehow the thought of me jumping out of bed is very foreign and sadly has been for several years. I do wake up thankful though and that is a good thing. Too late with the back though. Already out of whack BIG TIME. Hope your Thanksgiving was grand and thank you so much for the good vibes.

Denise-Didn't I tell you I love spoiling people and making them smile.

Andrea-You my friend are such a sweetheart. Thank you for your friendship. You are a blessing to me and all those that know you.

Fernando-I am glad I have helped and glad you have enjoyed my posts. You are very kind and thoughtful and I appreciate that. Hope your Thanksgiving was great.

Kristin-Your friendship is one of my miracles. You uplift me everyday.

Lou-Same to you my friend.

Lottie-We all have challenges in life. It is how we handle them that makes the difference. Thank you for your friendship.

Debe-You are the real inspiration. Happy Holidays to you and family

Faye-This community is the best. Thank you for visiting.

Nov 25, 2010 01:10 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Dustin

Thank you Phil and Celeste

Michael-Thank you. I did and hope you did as well.

Patricia-You are welcome. Thank you for stopping in.

Nov 25, 2010 01:15 PM
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Sharon, you're right of course.  We all should count our blessings, whatever challenges we face.  We are blessed with yet another day to do battle with the things we won't let overcome us.  You are a survivor and pure evidence of miraculous intervention, and the love of strangers who become friends.  I hope your path gets easier.

Nov 25, 2010 02:22 PM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Sharon. I have been reading your posts for awhile and know that it's been challenging for you. Hope things get much much better. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 25, 2010 03:57 PM
Ron T. Weems Jr.
Weems Property Group | KW North Sound - Bothell, WA
Managing the details one home at a time.


It is good to be blessed by the man up stairs. Continue to stay strong and believe. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2010 05:41 PM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Thanksgiving does indeed come not just once a year, but as often as we direct our thoughts in gratitude.


Nov 25, 2010 05:44 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I love the photo. Where did you find it? Joyful just to see!

Nov 26, 2010 12:49 AM
James McGary
Agents Set Free, Inc - Irvine, CA

Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 26, 2010 01:34 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sharon, we're jumping for joy with you. Great Photo! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2010 01:35 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Wow and me both! I just stopped by to wish you a belated Happy Thanksgiving!  We ran the Austin Turkey Trot yeaterday and here is what we caught for dinner...Not really, I would not know where to begin as far as preparation! Heck, I am thankful I could pick up a bird from the local market! ;-D

Russell's trotting Turkey

I hope you had a good one and...maybe even  decide to skip the whole "Black Friday" shopping madness and actually relax!

Nov 26, 2010 06:03 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Sharon, I'm jumping for joy each time I see a post from you!  You always have a positive message to share, your strength is amazing.  You hang in there my friend, and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2010 06:05 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

WooHoo Sharon. Happy day after Thanksgiving and congratulations on a FEATURE post too....

Nov 26, 2010 07:04 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Geri-Thank you. Each day no matter how difficult brings its own rewards.

Thank you Lana-I appreciate that and thank you for commenting.

Ron-That is true. Thank you

Phil-Thank you. Hope your Thankgiving was good

Cheryl-Thank you and I honestly don't remember

Thank you James and Michael-Hope your holiday was wonderful

Russell-You made me smile. Thank you. I hope you had a fun turkey trot and a teriffic Thanksgiving.

Mary-You are part of my inspiration. Friends help the heart when the physical is on a rampage

Thank you Gary and thank you for stopping back. Hope you had a great turkey day. Hope your trot was super.

Nov 26, 2010 08:29 AM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Sharon:

Hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Keep feeling better and better everyday!


Nov 27, 2010 02:17 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Toula-My Thanksgiving was good and hope yours was as well.

Nov 27, 2010 03:40 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Sharon, You are an inspiration for so many here on AR and I feel blessed to know you. I am glad of the many strides that your healing has taken and hope you Thanksgiving weekend so far has been special. Congrats on the feature!

Nov 27, 2010 03:45 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Wanda-If I am a inspiration it isn't anything special I have done. I am just me living life the best way I know how. I enjoy posting when I can. I also love to read whatever else writes and there are days when I can't do both so I do one of the other.  Part of my holiday was good and the other part had a bit of a wrinkle in it. But I am better now. Thank you for stopping in and being a great friend.

Nov 27, 2010 04:58 AM
Mel Wagner
Knipe Realty - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Agent Salem Oregon Real Estate

Hi Sharon,  I just recently stumbled across you, and I am so glad that I did.  I'm too late to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, but want to send you wishes for a wonderful holiday season.  Thank you for the beautiful pictures that you post and the wonderful inspiration that you are. 

Also, I'm sending you wishes for a full recovery from your accident.  I had some about 15 years ago.  Three in one year.  Not my fault, but that doesn't matter to the injuries.  Be good to yourself!!  :-)

Nov 27, 2010 01:25 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Mel-I am so happy you stumbled my way. Never too late for Thanksgiving wishes because there is always something to be thankful everyday. I appreciate the well wishes. You are such a special lady and I am happy you stumbled across me. Hope your Thanksgiving was grand.

Nov 27, 2010 01:51 PM