Thankful Thursday – Good People In The World

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Thankful Thursday – Good People In The World

With all the bad we constantly hear about it’s both refreshing and humbling when you experience someone who’s honest and genuine. In June 2012 I went tubing on the Shenandoah River and had my Otter box tied to my tube. The water was very rough and in one of the rapids it must have come untied. In the box was my license, $20, and my Blackberry. It wasn’t the end of the world, the only thing I was upset about was losing the pictures on my phone. Everything else was easily replaced.



Fast forward to last night when I received the below email.

Thankful Thursday

Someone had not only found the box, they also found me on ActiveRain! I couldn’t believe it. Even though I really thought my phone was gone forever for some reason I’ve kept my BlackBerry charger all of these years. I am so grateful that they took the time to try to find me online. Time is priceless and it was such a thoughtful thing to do. The odds of finding anything in the river are so slim and then to find who they belong to is just amazing. We’ve emailed back and forth a couple times and she is going to mail everything to me this week. There are a ton of photos on my phone, especially ones with my Grandmother before she got sick that I can’t wait to recover. I am hoping that she includes her return address on the package so that I can properly thank her. There are a lot of good people in this world, we just hear more about the bad. I’m feeling extra blessed on this Thankful Thursday.  

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is the essence of human nature operating at its default...very attractive

Jan 22, 2015 10:31 PM #38
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Amanda, good karma is following you around, and so happy this person found you!  Congratulations, and bet you cannot wait to get the photos of your grandmother.  

Jan 22, 2015 10:43 PM #39
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Amanda, what a wonderful story.  Things like this restore the belief in the goodness of people despite all the bad going on in the world.

Jan 22, 2015 11:07 PM #40
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Amanda, what an amazing story and great day for you and I am so elated for you.

Jan 22, 2015 11:12 PM #41
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

WOW - Amanda - what a great story and I look forward to reading the follow-up post(s) when the package arrives.   

Jan 23, 2015 12:45 AM #42
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Wow!  That is amazing, first that he found it, and then that they found you!  

Jan 23, 2015 01:55 AM #43
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

 Hello Amanda ... great post my friend, congrats on the gold and what an amazing story 

Jan 23, 2015 02:12 AM #44
Jim Beitz
Keller Williams Success Realty - East Layton, UT

Always happy to hear a story like this one. 


Jan 23, 2015 06:01 AM #45
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Gabe, I've got my hopes up that I can :)

Kat, there really are and I'm so blessed someone good found it.

Gita, yes, I agree!

Brigita, we really should. No sense in looking at the negative. I tend to just watch the weather and then turn the news off.

Scott, that is so wonderful!

Richie, very attractive indeed :)

Joan, I feel like I'm so blessed these days, it's amazing. I can't wait to scroll through the pics. Told my Mom and she's ecstatic.

Silvia, they really do. It's wonderful to be able to tell a happy story.

Thank you so much Rebecca.

Michael I will be sure to post a follow up!

Catherine, it sure is, have no idea how he saw it in that cloudy water.

Thank you Bob!

Thank you Jim!

Jan 23, 2015 06:22 AM #46
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz reposted your story or I would have missed it.  :)

I am so happy that your box was found - it's wonderful when life turns up roses.  I am going to follow you and keep in touch with you throughout 2015.

Jan 23, 2015 10:50 AM #47
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

That is just so nice, Amanda.   "Jenny" made such an effort to get your box back to you.  God bless her!

Jan 23, 2015 11:50 AM #48
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Amanda S. Davidson,

I am so glad this was 'Featured'. Reading this restores your faith in human nature. We always hear the bad news but not so often the good news like this. It made me so happy to read this.

Jan 23, 2015 01:34 PM #49
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Amanda S. Davidson now that's the power of ActiveRain! Wow! 

Jan 23, 2015 01:58 PM #50
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Amanda,

How did I miss your post! Vegas Bob re-blogged and I'm so glad he did! What an amazing story..really reinforces there are some great people out there and the power of Active Rain!! WOW!! So glad you got your photos back of your grandmother..they are priceless:).

Jan 23, 2015 08:53 PM #51
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joy, thank you for coming over to comment. I just started following you and am looking forward to learning more about your area!

Fred, she really did. It warms my heart knowing there are good people out there.

Kristin, I'm glad it made you happy to read. It really made my whole week. Such a thoughtful thing of her to do.

Praful, it's amazing!

Dorie, there really are wonderful people out there and AR allowed her to find me. It's really special. Thank you!

Jan 23, 2015 11:56 PM #52
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh what a great story. Thanks so much for sharing a story that has a positive spin. There are so many more good folks out there in the world, than unsavory. Sadly, we don't hear enough about them. 

Jan 24, 2015 02:10 AM #53
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debb, I don't think we hear enough about the good either. There are many wonderful, honest people in this world. 

Jan 24, 2015 09:59 PM #54
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I was delighted to see this one featured! A story like this can easy restore one's faith in mankind.

Did you get your stuff back? I hope to hear from you soon about the outcome of this very beautiful and human interest story.

Jan 24, 2015 10:15 PM #55
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Wonderful Amanda. My guess is tah you were google and because you have established your presence here you were found. Now that is the way it should work. There are still some good people that will take the time to do the right thing.

Jan 24, 2015 10:25 PM #56
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Patricia, I think it should arrive this week and have been checking the mail daily. I will definitely do an update post!

Debbie, I am beyond thrilled. Without AR she may not have found me.

Jan 25, 2015 12:19 AM #57
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