Special Thanks to Five ActiveRainers+ A Zillion More to Come!

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Nearly four years ago on 8/7/2010 at 8:54 p.m. I pulled up the courage to write my first post on ActiveRain. Now, here I am at 556,753 points later thinking back to that first post, like the first kiss it was pretty scary! I'm sure you know what I mean, you want it to happen! You hope it's going to happen! You're not sure if you're going to love what you get or not. Then suddenly out of nowhere five heads popped up on my computer screen and wrote comments back to me. I was elated! Just like that first kiss, I felt dizzy!


I am grateful for my first contacts here in the RAIN. They are:



Jack Mossman       Nestor & Kateria Gasset  Letitia Stevenson    Ron Marshall



These wonderful people welcomed me to ActiveRain. I was so nervous, sweaty palms and all! Does anyone know what happened to Jack? His last post was in 2011. Here's my first post:





Being a Realtor has taught me to be more thankful. The work is not easy but it is very rewarding. Saying thankful and being thankful is different. People understand when you are sincere because gratitude comes from the heart. You can see it in someone’s eyes. You can feel it when it is genuine and you appreciate it when it is real and sincere. Building relationships, knowing how to effectively communicate, listening and achieving results paves the way to success which ultimately leads to gratitude straight from the heart.


For those of you who know me, aren't you surprised at how short I kept my post? Me too! Maybe that's because I was so shy...


Jack, Nestor & Kateria, Letitia and Ron gave me the courage to keep writing. Today I give special thanks to this brave people who encouraged to keep writing. They did not make me buckle under my knees, like my first kisser. Nor did they make me break out in a sweat. They were kind. Thoughtful. And I am thankful that my beginnings began with such wonderful people. Since then, I can honestly say I have built new relationship. For example I have even met people outside of the RAIN: Joni Stapleton and Kerrie at RAIN CAMP in Houston. Then within the last two years, Sally and David Hanson, Michael Thornton, and Fernando Herboso made sure to see me when they were in Dallas. Plus, I got to know Sharon Parisi and Lorrie Semler from Dallas better just because of AR too! I have so made so many connections with so many great people that I didn't even know exist. To the rest of you, all I can say is thank you!!!

©Patricia Feager 6/27/2014


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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Patricia. It is always great to acknowledge folks that helped us out or we have meet along the way, along you journey. I am fortunate to have been one of those people you met along the way.

Jun 26, 2014 07:01 PM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

   The Rain is an adventure....we treasure the opportunities we have had to meet people...and will always remember our trip to Texas and dinner with you !

Jun 26, 2014 07:09 PM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good reminder for all of us to make an effort to welcome and encourage new members of ActiveRain.

Jun 26, 2014 08:53 PM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Quite frankly my dear, I'm so glad you got over your shyness and your true genius came out in your writing.  Nice shout out for the Big Five also Patricia.

Jun 26, 2014 09:01 PM #4
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Nice walk down memory lane Patricia. That first post is one we all remember. I felt like I rambled in mine.

Jun 26, 2014 09:38 PM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Patricia,

What a wonderful shout out to those who have helped you along the way! Love reading your posts here in Active Rain...they are always written so heartfelt with genuine caring and gratefulness!

Jun 26, 2014 09:43 PM #6
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Good morning Patricia-what a nice way to say YAY to the people that gave you a kickstart in the Rain.  We all love your posts filled with humor and lots of soul and glad you have made some great friends, and hope I can be counted amongst them!

Jun 26, 2014 09:54 PM #7
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Patricia, I'm so glad you got the courage to write your first post and am thankful for those that welcomed you. The Rain wouldn't be the same without you. You're a shining star and a wonderful writer!

Jun 26, 2014 10:10 PM #8
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Patricia, so happy these five gave you comments and gave you the courage to continue to write.  I love your posts!

Jun 26, 2014 10:43 PM #9
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Was it really that long ago.  I think everyone kept our posts shorter because of the format at the time made our words look as if they filled up the page further.

I am glad that you stayed and kept on writing, Patricia!  Your posts are so courageous and tender each at different times!  You have such a talent to find the kernels of truth in every situation.  

Thanks for sticking with us!

Jun 26, 2014 11:04 PM #10
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Patricia what a lovely shout out to these fine activerain folks! And you my dear are amazing - we all enjoy you and your posts tremendously. So glad you hung in there!!  I did hear from Jack awhile back but that's been a bit....must find out how he's doing. Such a nice guy.

Jun 27, 2014 01:43 AM #11
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a great testimonial to the power of our community!  The first post may have been short, but it packed a punch!

Jun 27, 2014 03:26 AM #12
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Patricia, I am so glad you are here. I love reading your posts.

Jun 27, 2014 08:44 AM #13
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Patricia -- I also joined in 2010 and but it was months before I wrote a post.  Very nice and totally expected to see you write a post saluting those welcomed you to AR and the world of blogging.   It's an important reminder to seek out those first time bloggers and their early efforts.  

Jun 27, 2014 09:48 PM #14
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Patricia,

This is such a nice tribute to 5 millionaires and to  many others you have met. I am sure they will be happy to read this.

Jun 28, 2014 04:15 PM #15
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Well, that is very sweet of you Patricia, and I know that they all appreciate the shout out.  I suggested this because this is what community is all about!

Jun 29, 2014 03:15 AM #16
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Patricia, I have followed your blog and enjoy reading all your posts. 

Jun 29, 2014 08:32 PM #17
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