The World is a Circle

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The World is a Circle 

 

I strongly believe that we are all connected and that we are here to look after one another. Therefore, when I do something good for someone else, that good deed will be paid forward around the world and back again. I believe the world is a circle with far reaching power. 

How does this belief help me to define gratitude? I used to believe that only I could help myself. I shut myself off from others. Fear and pride wouldn't allow me to accept help when I needed it. I'm sure it's a fairly common behavior and it's really very sad.

It wasn't until I had to ask for help, that I learned what it really meant to be thankful. After turning so many away for so long, I was utterly amazed that anyone would be wiling to offer their assistance. I learned it's ok to need others and that there would be plenty of opportunities in my life to pay back those good deeds!

I know that if I continue to follow my path...follow the circle...I will be happy and successful in business and more importantly in life!

 

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This is my entry in Sally Cheeseman's ActiveRain contest: Defining Gratitude and Goals

 

The World is a Circle

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Rich and Donna Foerster

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  1. Brian England 12/01/2014 03:11 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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Hello Hannah~ I'm just focused on the good. I'm trying to convert the others!

Beth~ When you are accepting of help, giving help will be that much more joyful. Believe me!

Nov 30, 2014 12:35 PM #3
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Larry Lawfer
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Donna Foerster Gratitude is one of the strongest, if not the strongest and most powerful emotion for me.  It brings so much do my life.  I am hear to help is a daily mantra and I am grateful for the ability to do so. Great post.  Like.

Nov 30, 2014 09:42 PM #4
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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Asking for help has always been a struggle of mine but anytime I do finally talk myself in to asking I always come away with a sense of frustration about myself that I didn't ask sooner.

Nov 30, 2014 11:56 PM #5
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Kathy Streib
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Donna- i love your entry and you are so right.  Part of living in our world is allowing others to help us.  And then we in turn pass it on to others. 

Dec 01, 2014 01:45 AM #6
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Tonya Jones
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Lithonia, GA
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Donna, I like this post!  In the words of the great Barbra Streisand "People who need people are the luckiest people in the world".  Good lesson here.  

Dec 01, 2014 02:52 AM #7
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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What a wondefully written post and I couldn't agree more.  I love helping people out and I am not afraid to ask others for help.

Dec 01, 2014 03:08 AM #8
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Donna, I have always been one to help someone else before helping myself. However, I have always believed that what comes around goes around.

Dec 01, 2014 03:35 AM #9
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Larry~ I believe it's a gift to be afforded the ability to help others!

Nicole~ It's ok to ask for help. We are only human, not super human and that humanity is what makes us special.

Kathy~ Isn't that how it's supposed to work?

Tonya~ Barbara knows what to say!

Good for you Brian. We need to understand that helping each other brings us closer together and tears down fences and walls.

Troy~ Always make a positive impact!

Dec 01, 2014 05:05 AM #10
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Marte Cliff
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Donna - you are a wise lady. I've known many who could give but not take, and it's frustrating to be around them. For instance: I had an Aunt who always made me feel like I was the "poor relation" - the hick from the woods who couldn't afford to buy lunch, even when I had extended the invitation. 

I'm not at all fond of "takers," either the ruthless business person or the ones who are freeloading off the taxpayers. I love givers - but the best givers also know when it's time to receive and they do so graciously. 

Dec 01, 2014 08:16 AM #11
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Yes, yes, YES, Donna! Being self-assertive is a fine trait, but allowing others to do something good for you makes them feel so good and they may want to be "paying it forward" just as you want to! It is a circle. A continuous thread running through all us--unending. 

Dec 01, 2014 12:00 PM #12
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Claude Labbe
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Truly.  Asking for help allows someone else to help.  Helping allows us to be people.  If someone's not asking, then someone's not giving.

It's good that you've found this profound wisdom which eludes many still.

Dec 01, 2014 02:05 PM #13
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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Marte~ I know first hand that it can be difficult to admit that we need help. But have to share that allowing others to help blesses them also!

Gayle~ It's a beautiful world when we all take care of one another!

Claude~ It's sad. We need to spread the word!

 

 

Dec 02, 2014 12:01 AM #14
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Hi Donna, just wanted to congratulate you on reaching the one million point mark! 

Dec 02, 2014 10:42 AM #15
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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Thanks Silvia. I still need to finish my blog post re: my AR journey! Need to find some time! I've got a draft started!

Dec 03, 2014 05:27 AM #16
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Donna Foerster - I have to remember that I need to let others share their abilities to help them to grow. Not asking for help can be looked at as a selfish act. 

Dec 03, 2014 06:56 AM #17
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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Tom~ I can be challenging some times to let others shine! :-)

Dec 03, 2014 08:20 AM #18
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Congratulations on your million point status Donna..... a fine accomplishment of your hard work.

Dec 04, 2014 06:21 AM #19
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Thank you Gary! I've been somewhat coasting for the last few days, just commenting and liking. I need to start writing!

Dec 04, 2014 07:07 AM #20
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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This is not only beautiful; it's heartfelt too.

We are all connected and you said it well with taste and grace.

May you have good health, many friends, loved ones, and an abundance of blessings always.

Dec 05, 2014 03:27 AM #21
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Winston Heverly
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Hi, really enjoyed your post, I'm glad I stumbled upon it from the achieves. Make this a successful week.

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