Two green pieces of yarn.

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Two green pieces of yarn.   

 

Has someone made a lasting impact early in life that you still cherish and remain grateful for the experience?

 

A 2nd grade teacher comes to mind every time. She noticed that my hair was ratty, needing attention, then held me back one day before leaving school. She carefully brushed out the tangles, putting my hair into two ponytails with green yarn, saying that if I brought back the two strings and made an effort to be early, she'd fix my hair every morning. 

 

Each night, after that, before going to bed, I'd carefully put the two pieces of yarn in the seam of my studies book and take them back the following day so she could do it all over again. She took the time to make me feel special at a point in life where everything around me was chaotic. Those two pieces of yarn were most treasured in my little world.

 

The teacher knew my mother was single, struggling to take care of six small children without much help. School was an escape because we lived in poverty. There, I felt  comfortable because of the learning environment and few knew about our circumstances. School mornings, I'd wake up early, get dressed real quick and race out the door. 

 

Her gesture taught me that kindness can be a very simple, loving act that also comes without ulterior motives. Not sure if she ever knew how much the small show of kindness impacted my little life but every day I'd race to her class early to get my hair done, running full out the entire way! It still brings a smile to this face and warms my heart.

 

Thank you again teacher for going beyond for this little poor girl!

 

While this has little to do with real estate, it helped to shape the person I am today. Some people in life show up exactly when most needed. Much like a real estate agent for a buyer or seller. We are all here to help one another!

 

 

Looking for a sincere Realtor that will go to work for you? Look no further and call 435.632.9374 or go to: wanda@buynsellutah.com. Glad to help achieve your real estate goals because Wanda Can!

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Comments (51)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

"kindness can be a very simple, loving act that also comes without ulterior motives" and that is what we all need at the end of the day. 

Sep 09, 2020 09:08 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Joe Jackson, yes it surely helps. I also appreciate the re-blog, am grateful that you did that!

Sep 09, 2020 09:45 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Such a wonderful story and an outpouring of heartfelt comments. We always remember the people who make a difference in our lives.

Sep 09, 2020 10:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - What a fabulous story.  It warmed my heart.  This is a person you could never forget.  Thank you for sharing your experience. 

Sep 09, 2020 02:46 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Wanda, what a poignant story.  A teacher with the gift and natural ability to bond with children,  Her endearing impact is clear.  The right person at the right time for you, just lovely to read.

Sep 10, 2020 05:58 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

How we make people feel is so very important to remember, more importantly as a giver than receiver.  A little time and attention goes a long way to creating a lasting, meaningful impression.

Sep 10, 2020 07:00 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Remembering people who go above is so very important Jill Sackler!

Sep 10, 2020 08:14 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

As the memory was unfolding, I was in tears, remembering how it made me feel way back then. Am glad to share such a wonderful gesture that was so selfless Sheri Sperry - MCNE®!

Sep 10, 2020 08:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you for stopping by and reading the story Kris Collis, Associate Broker. She definitely deserves to be praised for that kind act. This is just my story, there has to be more!

Sep 10, 2020 08:20 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker

Wanda, Sounds like many others benefited from her kindness, intuition and emotional intelligence.  A woman blazing with all strengths in full gear.  Such stories are so inspiring.

Sep 15, 2020 07:31 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Wanda I love this story so much and have my own story about a teacher.  I think probably many of us do.  So often we don't realize until much later how much these teachers have meant in our lives. I have wished many times over the years I could have relayed how much certain things from teachers have meant.  I think things like your story directly impact how you deal with people today and are what make you such a fabulous Realtor!  

Sep 10, 2020 12:47 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Treating people well makes a difference in each us Chris Ann Cleland and passing it on can positively impact young lives enormously. It did mine!

Sep 10, 2020 01:00 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Good to see you here Debbie Walsh, hope everything is going well in your part of the world! Our past experiences allow us to share the best of ourselves with others. Thank you for the kind words!

Sep 10, 2020 02:45 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It can be that simple as two yarn pieces but still be hyper valuable to those of us in the know.

Sep 10, 2020 11:15 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Wanda your ost was so touching and I can see how it has impacted your life and your way of life and how you  approach life from your posts here on the rain. As you say, such a simple act, and who knows how it affected your teacher as well. Thanks for sharing such a personal story.

Sep 11, 2020 05:58 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Her kindness still pushes me to be the same when possible and to help others Laura Cerrano. Good to see you! 

Sep 11, 2020 06:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

There are angels on this earth and she definitely qualifies Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543. Was enormously blessed that we crossed paths!

Sep 11, 2020 06:19 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  You are a beautiful person both inside and out and it shows in your work - Happy Friday 

Sep 11, 2020 09:20 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

The impact our teachers have on us when our younger really does stick with us

Sep 11, 2020 10:19 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are so very kind Hannah Williams, thank you for the wonderful compliment, it is so much appreciated! Virtual hug.

Sep 12, 2020 05:28 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, that is very true Gwen Fowler-864-916-2019 SC Mountains Lakes Homes, there were a few I was afraid of but they commanded respect and got it!

Sep 12, 2020 05:29 PM