Be Thankful Challenge 2013 - How to Participate and Day 1

Real Estate Agent with 101 Main St. Realty 518539

Be Thankful Challenge



For those of you who were members of ActiveRain last year at Thanksgiving, you may remember this.



This is a challenge to change our way of thinking and to prepare our hearts for the upcoming Christmas (yes, I said the “C” word) Holiday.



What better way is there to prepare than to have a thankful heart?!



The challenge is to write a post a day (no minimum word requirement) sharing something that you are thankful for. It can be something GREAT or something small. It’s up to you.



Then, if you feel like it, post your blog post in the We Be Thankful group and comment on a few other’s post while you’re there.


There are no points earned for this challenge. The reward is the irreplaceable joy that comes from having a grateful heart.



If you miss a day, don't worry! Just pick up where you left off and we will be thankful that you didn't give up!


Be Thankful Challenge


Today I am thankful for this challenge -- make that "opportunity!"



Be Thankful Challenge


Re-Blogged 4 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Kathy Streib 11/01/2013 08:56 PM
  2. Debbie Reynolds 11/03/2013 08:29 AM
  3. Roy Kelley 11/03/2013 09:51 PM
  4. Bob Crane 11/10/2013 09:53 AM
ActiveRain Community
Diary of a Realtor
Thankful Thursdays
Be Thankful
Life Is Good
be thankful challenge

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

hi Joni looks like I got in under the wire but I did make day 1 of 30; don't make any more promises than that. Blessings to you.

Nov 01, 2013 03:02 PM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Suffice it to say that there are too many things I am thankful for, much more then 30 Miss Joni, and having you "in the Rain" and as a friend is just one of them.

Nov 01, 2013 08:00 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Joni- I do feel like you are our spiritual "lifter-upper". I think that, points aside, finding things to be thankful for and sharing it with others can help put the focus back on what's positive in the world!
Nov 01, 2013 08:49 PM #5
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Joni: You are such an encouragement to others here in the is no surprise to me that you would sponsor a Be Thankful Challenge!

Nov 01, 2013 09:04 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Joni. I really like this. There are many "C" words though. I don't do Christmas but I can still be happy and grateful. Chanukah is early this year and I'll start with that.

Nov 01, 2013 11:42 PM #7
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Joni, being thankful is ALWAYS a great idea. Acknowledging it out loud or in writing makes it somehow "more real". Does that make sense?

Nov 01, 2013 11:56 PM #8
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Great thought provoking challenge just for the "joy of it"!

Nov 02, 2013 12:48 AM #9
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Joni, I am thankful to know you as a friend in the our AR community. BTW, I missed congratulating you into the Million Point Club. Way to Go! Lady.


Nov 02, 2013 01:05 AM #10
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Joni, I remember your posts from last year...a great idea!

Nov 02, 2013 01:06 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am thankful, Joni, that you keep us on a positive track.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Nov 02, 2013 02:03 AM #12
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Hella: It is a compliment to the November Cloudburst of You challenge! :)

Love you, Margaret Rome!

Teral: GOOD FOR YOU! One day at a time. (That ought to be a song! Wait! It is!! XO)

Roger Mucci! I am so thankful for you!! (((BIG HUGS)))

Kathy: AMEN! It puts our mind in a good place! 

Anita: Not really a sponsor -- just and encourager of .... XO

Sheila: You can certainly be happy and grateful! Good for YOU!!  

Tom: Right! We should be grateful ALL year! Not just now!

Christine: You got it, girlie girl! XO

Thank you, Sweet Jerry! I am thankful for you too  <3

Rebecca: Thank you!

Roy: I am thankful for you and your beautiful flowers!!

Nov 02, 2013 02:19 AM #13
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!
Being thankful for what you have is so much better than focusing on what you don't. Great contest!
Nov 02, 2013 03:11 AM #14
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Joni, I did this last year and really enjoyed it. It is the 3rd and I already missed days 1 and 2 but since I am thankful for so much I will be writing some "thankful" posts. This ought to be an AR challenge it's such a good one.

Nov 02, 2013 10:04 PM #15
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Every day I can still breath, and walk on my own two feet and see the beauty around me with my eyes and hear the music of life with my own ears is a day to be thankful, Debbie. 

Nov 03, 2013 08:27 AM #16
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Joni-I would have missed this if not for Roy's re-blog. I think this is a great challenge and will have to post some this month. I am thankful to have virtually met YOU and look forward to one day meeting you in person. You have added much to my life and for that I am grateful. Have a blessed day my friend.

Nov 03, 2013 11:50 PM #17
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Joni~ I remember doing this challenge last year. I think I did it alphabetically! Of course, I'm already 4 days behind, so I'm glad it's not a daily posting!

Nov 04, 2013 01:13 AM #18
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Joni, I've been writing thankful thoughts at the end of each post this month. This is even better!

Nov 04, 2013 05:38 AM #19
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Thanks Joni, I didn't know about this until I just saw your thankful posts! Better late than never, right?
Nov 04, 2013 09:41 AM #20
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Evelyn: Thank you! You're right!!

Debbie: You can join this one at any time, and do not worry if you miss a day! It's all good!!

Elva: Absolutely. Even on the worst day of my life, I am still blessed. I should be so thankful that I do not get what I deserve. Thankful for God's mercy!! And GRACE!

Sharon: God is so good to us. I love the way he puts people in our lives. Friends are just another way He loves us so very much!! I am thankful for you, too! OXOXO

Donna: You don't have to! Jump in any time! Love you, girl!!

Connie: That's the same thing! Good job, girlfriend!!

Silvia: RIGHT! :)

Nov 04, 2013 11:21 AM #21
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

What we think about we bring about so why not think about all that we have to be thankful for...

Nov 07, 2013 10:53 PM #22
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Joni Bailey

Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Ask me a question
Spam prevention