Giving back

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

Hello everyone-In the six years that I took care of Mom I had to call the rescue squad (EMS) a number of times to have them help get her up including when she left here in February. Mom has several nice coats plus clothes and I have some clothes and a winter jacket myself that I will be getting rid of before I leave here in December.

I have been wondering where the best place to leave them would be. I had one of Kathy Streib 's lightbulb moments. The local EMS has a thrift shop close by. A perfect way to give back in some small way for all the help they gave us over the last six yrs.  Made me feel really good inside. I also thought of it today which is 5 weeks since Mom's passing. I think she is up there smiling down at that lightbulb moment.

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (33)

Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We did this when Momn died in 2008. She had some nice things that we didn't want to put in a garage sale. It just didn't seem right.

Oct 16, 2016 07:32 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Perfect....win win. Very thoughtful and well appreciated by the recipients, I'm sure!

Oct 16, 2016 08:26 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Joe Pryor -I know exactly what you mean. People that come to yard sales want something for nothing. Irritates me.

Sharon Tara -It sure is and after I wrote this I went thru my closet and really lightened my clothes wardrobe and my heart. The back seat is loaded down with coats, blazers, dress clothes, etc.  I drop them off tomorrow.

Oct 16, 2016 10:35 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Perfect! This is that wonderful loop of giving and receiving that flows like a river. We need both for it to work properly. I'm sure your mom would be pleased with your decision.

( PS - Where are you going after December?) 

Oct 16, 2016 11:56 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I believe she is too. I feel very good about doing that today. It was a definite feel good amidst this garbage I am dealing with thanks to the selfishness of my brothers. Unless I can find an apt I will be in a motel until I get my motorhome.

Oct 17, 2016 05:03 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, that is very thoughtful of you....paying it fortward always GOOD!

Oct 17, 2016 05:35 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® -It felt good to do that.

Oct 17, 2016 07:37 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Sharon, That is great that you can help others with your mother's clothing, and some of yours.  There are always people in need especially in the colder months ahead.  
Are you getting any leads about places to live?

Hopefully it will fall into place in a way better than you could have imagined!

Take care!

Oct 18, 2016 10:37 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I have had several leads but nothing definite. I might just buy a motorhome instead.

Oct 18, 2016 10:43 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, a motorhome sounds great and you could just travel the country :)

Oct 19, 2016 05:58 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® -That is the plan after everything gets settled.

Oct 20, 2016 01:35 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Very often it is the case that if we're not giving back, we're not moving forward really at all.

Oct 20, 2016 02:43 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Laura Cerrano -You are so wise. Thank you for stopping by.

Oct 20, 2016 07:23 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Just popping by to say I love you. :) D

Oct 21, 2016 03:52 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD -Thank you and I love you too.

Oct 21, 2016 09:15 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm just stopping in to say HI. 

I hope things have straightened out a bit. Drop me a line when you get a chance. 

Oct 22, 2016 10:52 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Debbie Laity -Sadly they haven't. Just have a bit of time to get my ducks in a row. My life is so fun right now. NOT!!!!   Will do.

Oct 22, 2016 11:43 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Gotta love those aha's, always! She IS smiling down, Sharon. And guiding you. Remember I said that she's now your guardian angel? She and Lindsey are in cahoots together taking care of their own--you!!

Oct 25, 2016 12:27 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 -Yes she is and my baby girl Lindsey. Mom has a whole mangerie of animals around her up there. She is giving love to all her babies.

Oct 25, 2016 08:11 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Good for you...we all need to give back in any way we can

Nov 05, 2016 12:40 AM