A Little Act of Kindness….With No Strings Attached (ALOHA)

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

 

More often than not, I will extend a helping hand for someone who is in need. It doesn’t take a lot to show someone you care and the rewards can be quite exhilarating when you receive a thank you and a show of appreciation.

 I will do a kind deed with Aloha. This means that when I do a little something for someone from the heart… I do not expect anything in return.   It’s easier to feel no regrets or hold anything against someone. Give with ALOHA 

Otherwise, say NO.

Early in my career, I helped an elderly gentleman (home buyer client ...for three years mind you) to start ‘looking’ at homes while he paid down his VA difference on a short sale in the 80’s.  He remained loyal all those years and in the end he made sure I got a referral fee selling his Big Island land ...and then he bought a townhouse in my complex. He is still there.

 

I took an elderly gentleman (former rental tenant) out last weekend and he was on top of the world!  We went to Genki Sushi and he enjoyed an abundance of sushi!  He is Japanese you know, and since he’s been in the care home he hasn’t been able to eat the kinds of foods he likes.  We also went to the park and he smiled watching my grandson go around and around and slide down the slides.

From the Heart, with Aloha.

Both of these gentlemen have one thing in common.  They do not have close family members on island that CARE.  One has a sister here that helps take care of a lot of things for him but she feels that he is overbearing. The other has a sister on the mainland who does care but he loves his townhouse and …Hawaii. They both do not take my kindness as weakness. They make sure that I know they appreciate me.

 

There’s something to be said about a little act of kindness.

 

It goes a hell of a long way when there are no strings attached.

 

From the heart, with Aloha.

 

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
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Some of my best immediate "returns" were from starting a Boy Scout troop at a school for the handicapped. Long range "returns" were from teaching local high school drummers (mostly for free - did get paid a little the last year) who on their 20th Class Reunion, brought THEIR kids by my music store to meet me.

Oct 19, 2013 03:34 AM #38
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Keith Whited
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I have practiced this on several occasions in the past - - I need to concentrate on doing it more often. Thanks for the reminder.

Oct 19, 2013 06:50 AM #39
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Kimo Jarrett
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Aloha and mahalo nui loa for your kokua.

Oct 19, 2013 07:37 AM #40
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Oct 19, 2013 09:44 AM #41
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A woman after my own heart. "A big heart beats stronger"  

Oct 19, 2013 11:52 AM #42
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Sharon Parisi
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"Little acts of kindness" are the most valuable thing we can do in life to make a difference in the lives of others.

Oct 19, 2013 03:59 PM #43
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Cindy Edwards
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Stories like this warm my heart.  We need to take time out daily to think of others and step outside our normal daily routine.

Oct 19, 2013 10:19 PM #44
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Good morning Sally. Kindnes is strength not weakness and more importantly I believe a special awareness. Good for you.

Oct 19, 2013 11:00 PM #45
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Living by the ' you get by giving' philosophy makes for a fulfilling journey. Thanks to Kathy for adding this post to her weekly series.
Oct 20, 2013 12:04 AM #46
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Agents sometimes get so caught up with all the hustle and bustle that they forget to take a minute to look around.  I've been guilty of it before too many a times... but I constantly pray that I would keep my eyes and ears open for any opportunity that I might have to help someone who needs it.  

Sally, The desire you have to take the time to help someone who doesn't have, is so wonderful!  Keep spreading that aloha spirit :)

Oct 20, 2013 06:32 AM #47
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Aloha, Sally. You are a kind soul and good person and I hope the blessings you bestow upon others with your kind acts come back to you many times over. I suspect they will. 

Oct 20, 2013 08:04 AM #48
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Aloha Sally! Thos are indeed good deeds from the heart! You're an extra special lady!

Oct 20, 2013 12:08 PM #49
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Celeste, thanks for sharing your story. I agree; a little act of kindness can go a long way! Thanks!

Oct 20, 2013 01:27 PM #50
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Blessisngs to you Sally.  When one does things with no expectations and lots of kindness it gives such an inner peace.  Thank you for sharing these two wonderful stories.

Oct 21, 2013 01:54 AM #51
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You can never be too nice to people.  Glad you have the time and can do this with them.

Oct 21, 2013 04:12 AM #52
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Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all practiced these little acts of kindness! Thanks for sharing : ) 

Oct 21, 2013 06:34 AM #53
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Sally, what a wonderful story!  Obvioiusly, you receive a big hug on your heart every time you help someone else to you. Kudos to you!

Oct 21, 2013 10:33 AM #54
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Hi Sally we have a columnist who regularly writes about RAK or random acts of kindness and gives credit without naming names.

Oct 23, 2013 04:47 AM #55
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I made a little promise to myself the other day....when my daughter and grandson leave I will pick him up and grab my mom (who will be 86) and take them both out to lunch every so often. It may be good for both of them lol

Oct 26, 2013 03:40 AM #56
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Sally~ That's the only way the RAK works...not strings. Just Pay It Forward.

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