Gratitude Post

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty
Gratitude Post
Emily Johnston

The San Diego Real Estate Expert

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and I feel compelled to share my gratitude in a short blog.

I am grateful that I have a home. As a resident of San Diego, I watched in horror as so much of my beloved county was destroyed by the fires in October. Along the freeway, I can still smell the charred remains. My heart goes out to the many who lost their homes...

I am grateful for my good health and for the good health of those who are most dear to me.

I am grateful for the wonderful relationship I have with my husband and my family.

I am grateful for the opportunity to grow every day. I am facing the challenges before me with a renewed sense of excitement for the possibility.

I am grateful for Active Rain... All the many voices to be heard. Those of you who blog consistently, keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to me! Also, thank you to the agents who called me to offer support during the above-mentioned fires. Your thoughtfulness and generosity moves me beyond words.

Comments (10)

Quakertown, PA
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578
Very nice Post Emily Johnston.  I agree.  We really do have alot to be thankful for.  We all have our difficulty and challanges, but we are very luck to be living in America.
Nov 16, 2007 08:25 PM
Peggy K.
Grand Property Virtual Tours - Buffalo Grove, IL
Illinois Virtual Tour Provider and Real Estate Photographer
Thanks for the inspiration.  We all need to keep things in perspective sometimes, and remember what's really important to us.
Nov 16, 2007 09:50 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Emily:  I'm grateful to read a post like this one of yours; I'm thankful for many, many blessings this Thanksgiving, not the least of which is Active Rain.

Mike in Tucson

p.s.  What a beautiful background!  I'd love to know how you did that.

Nov 16, 2007 10:21 PM
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
Emily--First of all I am glad to hear that you and your family are safe. It was such a wide reaching and devastating event that there will be repercussions for months and years to come. Great post and sentiment. Have a wonderful holiday.
Nov 16, 2007 11:32 PM
Tracy Santrock
Santrock Realty Group Inc. , - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Broker


I just love your attitude and grace! The orchid background also gives your post a nice touch.

Nov 17, 2007 03:33 AM
Emily Johnston
Keller Williams Realty - Rancho Bernardo, CA

Donald- Thank you. I did forget the obvious Land of the Free comment... there is so very much that I am grateful for every day.

Peggy- I'm all for the Attitude of Gratitude. Though I don't always find it easy (or automatic) I do my best to keep my focus. :-)

Mike- I've drafted out a posting on how I made the pretty background. I'm happy to share... though I suspect I'm not doing it "the easy way." LOL. I'll let you know when it's up, if you like!

Teri- Thank you... I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family! How's Tiki?

Tracy- Thanks! I LOVE orchids. I'm a plant person... I've even adopted an orchid for my logo. My "babies" have been happily making babies this year... more blooms for later!


The San Diego Real Estate Expert

Nov 24, 2007 07:50 PM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX
Emily, You are an inspiration right back. I feel better when I pull your blogs up just by looking at them. Take care and I will visit with you again. Deb
Jan 07, 2008 01:03 PM
Emily Johnston
Keller Williams Realty - Rancho Bernardo, CA


Thank you so much for your kind words. They had perfect timing.

Also, YOU inspired ME to edit my Association notes... Thanks!


The San Diego Real Estate Expert

Jan 12, 2008 05:27 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Emily, I was scrolling through your blogs and I came across this one.  The title caught my eye...Gratitude Post.  It got me thinking, I can post a blog like this ANY time of year!  Often times I'm challenged with what would make a good post.  Saying thanks...I can do that.  I guess I can start by thanking you!

Aug 18, 2010 01:03 PM
Emily Johnston
Keller Williams Realty - Rancho Bernardo, CA


You're so sweet! Thank you for the kind words... and again welcome to Active Rain. I have met some of the most wonderful people through this platform. A|R is a wonderful community. And the company's employees are some of the best ever!


Aug 18, 2010 01:42 PM