I’m Thankful for ActiveRain – We The People – Day 1

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I’m Thankful for ActiveRain – We The People – Day 1

 

Debbie Reynolds is sponsoring a 10-day Thanksgiving Post Challenge from today through Thanksgiving Day and all about why we are thankful and for what!

 

We are all blessed in many different ways and this is an inspiring way to share those blessing with everyone here in the Rain...oh, and get a few points while we’re at it.

 

No doubt many who participate in this challenge will talk about being thankful for Activerain, and I’m certainly no different. I could talk on and on about all the reasons but my focus is on how thankful I am for the people, and our community.

 

It is from the people that all our learning comes – the answers to questions, solutions for problems in our transactions, marketing ideas, ways to grow our business, ideas for business plans, how to improve our photos, and so much more.

 

That ActiveRain is a powerful, and emotional, community of people embroiled in the real estate industry is stating the obvious.

 

Orlando Activerain MeetupAnyone who has been here for any length of time and participates, but even more so those who have been Rainers for some time, know the power, the emotion, the empathy, and the caring spirit of this network of people.

 

It’s been that way ever since I joined more than 9 years ago, and while things have changed and we have grown in size, the people remain the foundation of all that makes AR the wondrous place it is.

 

I’m thankful for the many people I can call close friends, those I can call or email for help, an ear, or just to talk, and those who have reached out to me.

 

I’m thankful for the opportunity to have met so many wonderful people in person from around the country over the years (at last tally I was around 200), at meet-ups (the photo is from our AR meetup in Orlando a little over a week ago), conventions, and just because I was there, and for their inspiration, their caring, and their humanity.

 

I’m thankful for what I have learned about myself personally, from being part of the ActiveRain community. 

 

And I'm thankful for the opporunities that lie ahead for meeting new people and making more friends!

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Claude Labbe
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Jeff, thank you for kicking me off.  I'm on/off here within 5 minutes tonight, but I will get to think & post tomorrow.

Thankfully, Debbie Reynolds didn't say we couldn't be thankful for the same thing as someone already was, otherwise no one would be able to share your enthusiasm for the Rain.

Nov 16, 2016 11:57 AM #40
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Worthy thoughts are always  accepted Jeff

Nov 16, 2016 03:05 PM #41
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What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing it. 

Nov 16, 2016 11:34 PM #42
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Jeff, You have said it well about how many of us feel about Active Rain. I didn't know about Debbie's Contest, but I will check it out today.

Nov 17, 2016 02:09 AM #43
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Oh, I totally agree with you, Jeff Dowler - even when I wasn't able to be here as often as I liked, I still had those lifelong connections with many from AR who reach out routinely.  I can't express how thankful I am for this venue - it's truly a game changer for many!

Nov 17, 2016 02:12 AM #44
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Jon Kolsky
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Jeff Dowler ~ your post speaks volumes about you and this wonderful community. The possibilities are endless here and you have taken those possibilities and used them to the fullest in your 9+ years here. Great post

Nov 17, 2016 04:03 AM #45
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Love this post on what you are thankful for. I concur regarding AR. Such a great group of people.

Nov 17, 2016 05:16 AM #46
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Hi Jeff, 
I think what we have here in The Rain is very unique and special.  I often wonder if other industries have such a platform where industry professionals share and care and learn from each other.  I seriously doubt it.   Lots to be thankful for.

Nov 17, 2016 07:47 AM #47
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Sham Reddy  - thank you

James Dray  - I appreciate the comment and the compliment. Thanks for coming by

Harry F. D'Elia  - thank you!

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 09:13 AM #48
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Olga Simoncelli  - that was a great show, and what a nice way to think about being here!

Thanks so much Beth Atalay  So nice of you to say so

Gabe Sanders  - admittedly there are some issue, but the community is still wonderful for the people who are here!

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 09:15 AM #49
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Good Morning, Jeff Dowler - there's a calmness in that AR photograph that many don't even see in their own families. Cherished friends are rare and even though we are all, for the most part, virtual friends, those who are lucky enough to meet in person are truly blessed. 

Nov 17, 2016 09:25 PM #50
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Thanks Lise Howe  I hope you will as well. I agree with you

Thank you Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386  - it was apleasure meting you both. Now we need to do it again!! And that last meetup would have been even more fun if you had been there!

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 11:36 PM #51
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Richie Alan Naggar  Thank you for your thoughtful comment - right on target my friend!

Hi Margaret Goss  - totally agree. This was easy to write.

Nick & Trudy Vandekar  - so true, despite some issues now and then

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 11:39 PM #52
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Hi Ed Silva - indeed it has. There are many who are missing out!

Kathleen Daniels  - and no doubt that is true for most who participate in the challenge!

Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents  - well said. Tank you for that powerful sentiment...it really is true.

Jeff

Nov 17, 2016 11:42 PM #53
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Love this challenge, and this entry, Jeff. You put into words how many of us feel about this wonderful platform. Well done. D 

Nov 18, 2016 12:35 AM #54
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Thank you, Lottie Kendall . It occurred to me that every day presents an opportunity to meet someone new here. And I look forward to meeting more people in person!

Thanks Chris Lima It's been a blast meeting so many people in person. I have been at a few events where I met 10 or more new people at a time. The list grew quickly, especially in the early years!

Jeff

Nov 18, 2016 02:57 AM #55
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Lyn Sims
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Enjoyed reading you all these years! Carry on!

Nov 18, 2016 10:13 PM #56
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Anna Banana Kruchten  - my guess is AR is on most people's lists of things to be thankful for, whether they participate in the contest or not.

Hi Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®  I've been fortunate to attend a number of AR events and met lots of peope, but have probably been to several doze meetups over the years. It's been great fun.

Belinda Spillman  - and the very same back at you! Perhaps some day it will be face to face, which will be even better!

Jeff

Nov 20, 2016 09:01 AM #57
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES  - I know many feel that way, and how could you not?

Barbara Todaro  - now you've made me blush! Thank YOU!

Thanks so much Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC  It was easy to do given how I feel!

Jeff

Nov 20, 2016 09:03 AM #58
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Excellent post!  Wish I had seen her challenge as I'd love to have started from Day 1.  Guess I'll have to jump in halfway.  I so agree with your list of being thankful for AR.   The friendships, guidance, ideas, and enthusiasm are amazing!

Nov 21, 2016 12:16 AM #59
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