Thankful Thursday-An unexpected surprise phone call

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Good evening everyone-Many of you have been participating in a contest this month put on by Debbie Reynolds called Ringing and Singing in the Rain. Since I am more of a behind the scenes kind of gal. I didn't participate in the contest but had read several blogs from people who did. Well early evening EST I had a contact message from a fellow who I have come to know thru his blogs saying he wanted to call me so get ready for my phone to ring.  Well since he didn't have the number he asked me to call him anytime.

I don't very often get told that someone is excited to talk to me especially when that someone is a fellow. Needless to say I was a nervous Nellie but since I have talked to 3 other fellows on the phone since 2009 from Active Rain, while nervous I wasn't about to ignore someone asking to talk to me.  As with the other phone calls what I discovered is there is nothing to be nervous about because they are people just like me.

All the conversations I have had with both men and women have been wonderful and I feel very blessed to have gone from a online relationship with them to a phone call. I have met almost all the women I have had phone conversations with and one day I will meet them all in person as well as many others that I consider friends.

So tonite I am thankful for a truly wonderful conversation with a fellow whom I have come to admire and respect and have enjoyed getting to know him via his blogs. I am not sure how long the call lasted but it was a wonderful experience and one I thoroughly enjoyed. One of the things that really touched my heart was he asked about my broken toe and while the toe is better the effects on the back aren't. Well tonite my back will be part of a meditation session in Long Beach California.  Kind of blows me away to say the least. So tonite I am thanking and thankful for my friend Jon Kolsky.

You put a smile on my face and brought a joy to my heart and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship and for the honor and privilege of getting to talk to you. It will be something I will cherish always. 

 

 

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (41)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Sharon,

I loved your post this morning..you are blessed and I'm thrilled your visit was so enlightening! It is so fun to put a voice to the face on the posts you are reading daily!

Jan 15, 2015 09:13 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Dorie- I am blessed for sure. I knew from our online cameraderie that Jon was a great guy and getting the opportunity to talk to him on the phone was very special. It was cool hearing his voice.

Jan 15, 2015 09:16 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

It's great you made a connection with Jon there Sharon. People are not really as scary as we can imagine them to be. They are most fun in person.

Jan 15, 2015 10:31 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gary-I have found that out over time.  It was a very nice connection.

Jan 15, 2015 10:48 PM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Sharon Lee ~ what a blast! Talking to you was so much fun and very enlightening too! Our conversation covered a lot of ground, and I enjoyed all the topics we discussed. Thank you so much for highlighting our call here, you are amazing and I love that I now can put a voice to your words... THANK YOU 

Jan 16, 2015 12:05 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Jon Kolsky -It was a blast and you were wonderful to talk to and we did cover a lot of topics. I enjoyed them all as well. You are most welcome. It was perfect it landed on a Thursday so I could add it to the Thankful Thursday group but after chatting with you last night anyday I talked to you would be wonderful. Now when I comment on your posts and comment back when you comment on mine I will have a even bigger smile on my face because I will remember our conversation and know what your voice sounds like. I am trying something today in direct correlation with a topic of our conversation last night. I will keep you posted if it works.

Jan 16, 2015 12:18 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How wonderful - and why would you be surprised? You are simply a warm and wonderful woman whom everyone should have the pleasure of meeting. Smart Jon to call cool you.  He sounds pretty wonderful, himself. Hurray - great challenge from Ms. Reynolds. 

Jan 16, 2015 12:36 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debb-Thank you so much and you know how I feel about you. It was cool and touching that he called me. He is wonderful. I have enjoyed his blogs and now I can say I have enjoyed a phone conversation with him and the challenge has been fun hearing about the folks who have reached out to others.

Jan 16, 2015 12:42 AM
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Sharon,  I follow Jon and he is a verfy nice fellow!  I'm glad you two had a chance to connect. 

Jan 16, 2015 03:37 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Erin-It was such a nice and unexpected surprise and a real fun time chatting with Jon and you are right he is a super nice fellow

 

Jan 16, 2015 03:43 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

That is awesome! It is FUN to talk to people you have connected with online, especially here in the Rain! Glad you had a memorable conversation, he seems nice Sharon.

Jan 16, 2015 03:45 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Wanda-He is online and on the phone. It was a lot of fun and meant a lot

 

Jan 16, 2015 05:01 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Sharon Lee   I do adore Jon Kolsky  I have spoke with him and consider him to be one of my dearest friends in the Rain . I also love reading his blogs

Jan 16, 2015 05:46 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hannah-I have found him to be a very caring person and even more so when I chatted with him. I enjoy his blogs too

Jan 16, 2015 06:07 AM
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

What a wonderful phone conversation that must have been. I've been following John for years and we use to talk regularly but have drifted from calling each other for some odd reason. He is a great member here in the RAIN.

Jan 17, 2015 04:56 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Bob-it was wonderful and he is wonderful member

 

Jan 17, 2015 05:41 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Sharon...I know I sure enjoyed my conversation with you. We have to do that again soon. 

Dec 23, 2015 04:05 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I enjoyed it as well and look forward to another anytime you have the time.

Dec 23, 2015 05:12 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Sharon...I have had the pleasure of talking with you. You are so easy to talk with, and I have enjoyed our time together. We have to do it again soon. 

Sep 25, 2016 07:29 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -I remember that marathon phone call. It was great but next time we will have to not make it so long.

Sep 25, 2016 07:38 AM

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