A good deed always feels good!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

Fall leaves are very pretty.  But, like the ones on this tree will soon be on the ground.

That is a fact for where I live.

My wife told me of someone we know, not well, but is elderly.  She was unable to do her fall yard work of getting the leaves picked up.

My wife and I are most always ready to give someone a helping hand.  This lady did need it and so we popped on over to her place and For the next 4 hours we cleaned up the leaves in her yard.

She was so happy that she had tears in her eyes.

She wanted to pay us, but it would no longer be a good deed.

For some people, helping others allover the world is their thing.  For my wife and I, we help people in our own area that need help.   I am not putting down the globe workers, it is just you don't need to go far to do a good deed.

Comments (9)

Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and afternoon William

William my AR friend, it sure was mighty nice of you and your wife to give the lady a helpping hand! You sure are right about that doing a good deed feels good! Plus about that helpping folks right in your onw area, my lady and I do the same thing.

Happiness sure is Homemade 

Have a good one

Dale in New Hampshire

Nov 20, 2013 06:33 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think it's great you are helping out in your own little corner of the world? I try to do what I can around here. I've now taken to watching The Broncos games with an elderly person that doesn't get out much and have many visitors. It really makes her Sunday.

I love the picture you used.

Nov 20, 2013 06:54 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Bill, that's what good neighbors and people with a kind heart do!  I feel the same way about helping those in your own back yard.  I remember once when I was a kid about 8 years old (yes I can remember that far back), it was winter in Kansas City, MO.  I used to shovel snow for about 50 cents a drive and walk way.  I went to a lady's house and she said she couldn't pay me, but about 10 or 15 cents.  So, I told her I would do it.  That was the hardest drive I ever did.  There was an inch or two of ice below the snow and I got it all cleared for her...I think I was there all day.  Anyway, when I was finished I knocked on the door to tell her I was finished and that she could pay me later.  I never went back for the 15 cents...it's a good feeling that's stayed with me all these years.

Nov 20, 2013 08:10 AM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

There's a mission in every field and you found yours.

Nov 20, 2013 09:48 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

There's a reason for that old saying: "Charity begins at home." And it DOES give as much to the giver as the recipient to know that what you did or gave made  difference to someone. 

I've quit giving to national charities - I'd rather give to those that are run by volunteers or modestly paid employees. Looking at the big salaries of directors in say, the Red Cross, makes me keep my money at home. 

Nov 20, 2013 10:55 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

William, you and your wife are good neighbors.  “We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.” ~ Mother Teresa

Nov 20, 2013 12:17 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Well done, William.  Your good deed will be rewarded.

Nov 20, 2013 08:57 PM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Bill, you and Jdy do a lot for your fellowman.  Even those that you don't know real well.

Nov 21, 2013 06:35 AM
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

I wish I had more time to do this kind of thing,  Maybe when I retire.

Nov 22, 2013 03:39 AM

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