An Open Post to My friends and Clients

Real Estate Broker/Owner with CELLing Realty CalBRE #01445865

As 2010 is about to end, and a new year begin I wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you! 


Thank you to all the people that have touched my life in one way or another.  Thank you for all those that have shown compassion to others as they delt with challenging times, health issues, or even the death of a loved one.


 count your blessings they aren't worse





I can't say I am upset this year is over, but when I look back I can indeed see the good things that happened as well as the bad.

Friends that have helped each other, friends that have helped me.  Friends that I see on Twitter or Facebook from all walks of life from both Active Rain, Squidoo, and others.  And let's not forget the people I have communicated with this past year to help them sell their property, buy one, and even the ones that just call to ask a question.  Thank you for the confidence, and hopefully I was able to steer you in the right direction for your needs.

I am looking forward to 2011, and hoping that everyone has come out of the darkest part of the economic meltdown.  I am hoping that people that were depressed over their situation can see the light now and have the stamina to put one foot in front of the other now.  I am hoping that with all the challenges still to come that you will continue to reach out to people for help, and to help.

These are my wishes for 2011.....Happy New Year Everyone!  And Thank you for the friendships!  Remember to count your blessings, because no matter what...there is always something to be thankful for :)




By: Kathy McGraw - CA Real Estate Broker for the Whitewater and surrounding areas of Riverside County

Comments (19)

James Harner
Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first - Royersford, PA
James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate

Happy New Year too!


Dec 31, 2010 01:35 PM
Betty Jung

Nice post Kathy.  Happy New Year and I sincerely hope you have joy, fun and much success in 2011! ♥

Dec 31, 2010 01:47 PM
Frances Flynn Thorsen
eXp Realty LLC - State College, PA
Author | REALTOR | Educator

Happy New Year, Kathy! All the best in 2011. I am happy you are a part of my life.

Dec 31, 2010 01:54 PM
Irina Netchaev
Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc. - Pasadena, CA
Pasadena CA Real Estate

A very, very Happy New Year to you my friend!  May 2011 bring you happiness, success and peace!  HUGS!

Dec 31, 2010 02:08 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

James- thanks and you too :)

Betty- I can't believe you said "nice post" LOL....not sure it is "nice" but it is heartfelt :)  I so wish you everything the same!  We will make this the year we finally meet face to face :)

Frances- Oh and me too!  I have so enjoyed this year watching you branch out to new things, new successes and the friendship too :)

Irina....Big hugs back to you too :)  And the best of everything in the New Year!

Dec 31, 2010 02:21 PM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Happy New Year to you my friend!  I am wishing you the best of everything in the coming year, including a trip to the east coast, New England in particular!  You are an awesome friend!


Dec 31, 2010 02:23 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Ann- And the Happiest and most "magical" of New Years to you too :)  And I sure am hoping that 2011 brings that trip to the East Coast...and Portsmouth, NH in particular!!!   I am ready to see tugboats, Annies Diner, and that little off the beaten path area by the sea.  Thanks Ann for everything!!!

Dec 31, 2010 02:34 PM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Happy New Year Kathy! I'm hoping that 2011 and is much better for us all!  Hopefully we will get a chance to meet up again as I so enjoyed our "IRL" time in San Diego!

Dec 31, 2010 02:34 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Monika- I too enjoyed that "IRL" meeting ;)  What fun...and I am hoping that I get to your area this year, and if so we all have to meet up...Ann still hasn't seen any Eagles...I will try to bring the spirit of one with me :)  Here's to all the successes that you and Jay deserve, and that you have plenty of time with that beautiful new grand daughter :)  Happy New Year to you and yours!

Dec 31, 2010 02:46 PM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Happy New Year, Kathy!

Now time for that keg stand ;)

Dec 31, 2010 02:51 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Jason- Oh it is so good to see you!!!  I hope this new year brings you and Jennifer everything good.  I am so grateful you found me years ago on that post :)  Happy New Year...and please don't post pictures of you after you polish off that keg.... LOL :)

Dec 31, 2010 03:06 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

There is always something to be thankful for indeed!  I rested today...feeling a bit under the weather...but made sure to get up for the evening...close the doors and 'protect' Shadow. I'm going to go eat that chocolate donut Gary bought me earlier today...that I now feel up to eating. Yup....I am thankful he didn't eat

Dec 31, 2010 03:55 PM
Thesa Chambers
West + Main - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon

Thank you for your friendship, your compassion and your help throughout the last year - you mean the world to me

Dec 31, 2010 04:08 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

LOL Sally.....your donut comment made me go get a pack of those little donuts that I had from Christmas :)  Glad you're feeling better and ready to protect Shadow from all the noise :) 

Thesa- Awww....and you know that I am as equally appreciative, you're a good friend for sure!

Dec 31, 2010 05:35 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Kathy, true gratitude is an amazing thing. With true gratitude comes a more positive outlook on life, then moe positive things happen!

Happy New Year Kathy. You are someone I have not had the pleasure of knowing for a long time, but you have touched me with your posts in such a deep and positive way, I am grateful for knowing you!

Dec 31, 2010 11:28 PM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hi Kathy!  I hope this year will be your best one yet!  Happy 2011!

Jan 01, 2011 01:50 AM
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

hey Kathy, I think we missed 2010! Let's pick things back up in 2011. May each day of the new year greet you with much joy and success in every way. CHEERS!

Jan 01, 2011 06:28 AM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker Associate ,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hello my friend,

Nice to see you posting on AR again!  Loved what you said about "I am hoping that with all the challenges still to come that you will continue to reach out to people for help, and to help."  And isn't funny that the more we help and share with others, the more we benefit ourselves..."

Looking forward to connecting with you and other great friends in 2011!

Jan 01, 2011 01:03 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Andrea- Thanks and I hope all the best for you in this coming year :)  Being positive (realistically, but not living  la la land ) sure beats being negative all the time :)

Ann A.- Can I just say Ditto :)

Mara- I think you're right...we missed 2010, but here you are and here I am, so yes let's re-connect :)

Lynda- Hi my friend-  I too am looking forward to the reconnections in 2011, and many will happen in real life for sure :) 

Happy New Year to all of you......let's make good things happy this year!

Jan 02, 2011 02:04 PM