Pay it Forward - Guests for the Holiday

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Pay it Forward - Guests for the Holiday

שנה מתוקה (A Sweet New Year)

One of my neighbors has been in and out of the hospital with medical problems for the better part of the past few months.  This week found him in the hospital once more and with the approaching of the Jewish Holiday, I was concerned about both him and his wife - where would they be spending Rosh Hashana.

He was hopefully going to be released from the hospital in time for the Jewish New Year  - and going to the nearby rehab center.  But, his wife would be home alone for the holiday.

I quickly called and invited her to join my husband and I for the holiday meals.  I was delighted to have a guest for the holiday and she was happy not to be alone.  A win-win all around and a great way to start the New Year by paying it forward.

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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Lora, Happy New Year and what a beautiful way to start the year by sharing it with others,  Blessings to you!

Oct 01, 2011 04:17 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Hi Lora,
What a nice deed!
That's a wonderful pay it forward....
Keep up the good job!

Oct 01, 2011 04:23 PM #2
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
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Judith, thanks for the good wishes and I love having guests to share the holidays with.

Wandanna - Why thank you!

Oct 01, 2011 04:46 PM #3
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Debbe Perry
Real Living Carolina Property - Morganton, NC
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Leah - How kind! I hope there are wonderful people like you around when I need the same act of kindness! You're right - it was a win-win for both your family and this woman's... .

Happy New Year! 

Oct 02, 2011 04:59 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
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Debbie, If we all just keep paying it forward there be others around to repay us for  those acts of kindness.

Oct 02, 2011 10:11 AM #5
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Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Leah, you are such a generous soul and I know you are rewarded for it with many friends who greatly appreciate you. A happy new year to you and be well my friend.

Cal

Oct 02, 2011 11:38 AM #6
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Holdiays can be so lonely...this was a wonderful way to start the New Year ~ Kudos for your kind gesture!

Oct 02, 2011 06:52 PM #7
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
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Leah - so nice of you to reach out to this woman and ring in the Jewish new year with her so she wasn't alone. I'm sure it felt so great to have a place to go with friends when she couldn't be with her huband - nice!

Oct 02, 2011 10:07 PM #8
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
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Cal - Thanks for the kind words and my life is greatly enriched by all those that I call friends.

Larry & Sheila - Holidays are a time for family and friends and without them, it can indeed be lonely.

Kristine - With family often living too far away to make it possible to join each other for every holiday, it's important that we know we have friends and neighbors to count on.

Oct 03, 2011 02:15 AM #9
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
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Leah, You are off to a great start on a new year.  I know that blessings will follow you, and I am sure that you enjoyed her company quite as much as she enjoyed and appreciated your hospitality. 

What a wonderful gesture on your and your husband's part to include her.

Oct 03, 2011 01:01 PM #10
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Joni Bailey
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A sweet pay it forward. You are a great friend, Leah!!!

 

Oct 05, 2011 05:37 AM #11
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Leah, I love this post and the caring behind it.  Your good heart is shining forth~

Oct 05, 2011 01:54 PM #12
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
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Suzanne - Enjoying the holidays with friends neighbors and loved ones is doubling the pleasure.

Joni - Why thank you Joni!

Judi - You give me more credit than I deserve!

Oct 06, 2011 04:34 PM #13
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George Souto
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Leah, we can tell people that we care, but what you did showed them that you really care.  Hospitality is one of the most precious gifts that we can give to another.

 

Oct 11, 2011 12:24 PM #14
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
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George, Actions always speak louder than words.

Oct 11, 2011 03:46 PM #15
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Roy Kelley
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Great way to pay it forward and a good reminder for all of us to reach out to seniors that may be lonely or in need of assistance.

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Oct 11, 2011 11:32 PM #16
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Joni Bailey
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Speaking of friends, I have been missing my friend's post! You wouldn't happen to know where she has been? If you see her tell her that I miss her!! :))) *wink! XO

Oct 15, 2011 10:21 AM #17
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
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Roy, thanks for stopping by and love the flower.

Joni - Thanks for thinking of me, my friend.  I've been busy with family (had a new grandson) and the Jewish holidays.  Hopefully, things will calm down in another week or so.

Oct 15, 2011 04:07 PM #18
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Joni Bailey
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Don't forget to write this weeks Pay it Forward post! ;))) XO
Oct 23, 2011 01:44 AM #19
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
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Lovely story, Leah. It sets the tone for this season of "thankfulness". I'm sure your friends are thankful for you! :)

Oct 26, 2011 02:52 PM #20
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