Paying It Forward Is Pretty Darn Important Too

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Maybe Not As Much As Voting

But Paying It Forward Is

Pretty Darn Important Too

 

The Third Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge sponsored by Belinda Spillman is quickly coming to its close.  But it’s not over yet and if you haven’t yet shared how you Pay It Forward -- there’s still time.

 

There have been many terrific entries submitted so far but Belinda and her self-described group of three wise men Brian England, Dick Greenberg and myself continue to be impressed by the generosity of the AR membership.   

 

The rules are pretty simple:

 

Simply post a blog of at least 300 words with at least one picture.  Tell us how your efforts helped to brighten someone else’s life.  All entries need to be in by next Wednesday, November 30 at 11:59PM PST.  And there are points to be awarded too as you will see outlined in Belinda’s post.

 

Go ahead - don’t be shy.

 

If you have already submitted your entry -- thank you and if you haven’t, let me just tell you -- your contribution counts -- well, maybe not as much as voting but we’re not going to be discussing the Electoral College here or around tomorrow’s dining table this year as I’ve been warned err advised.      Happy Thanksgiving too!

 

Published:  November 23, 2016

 

Maybe Not As Much As Voting

But Paying It Forward Is

Pretty Darn Important Too

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Michael... paying it forward and those random acts of kindness can't be over-estimated in terms of importance. I've already submitted my post to this contest last week.

Nov 23, 2016 05:36 AM #9
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have enjoyed reading all of the posts and it will be difficult to select the best of the best.

Nov 23, 2016 05:50 AM #10
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Michael, I have enjoyed the paying it forward contest so much. We truly have amazing members on AR. I hope more entries keep pouring in.

Nov 23, 2016 06:20 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Andrea Bedard -- looking forward to seeing your Pay It Forward post.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - yes, that's the right philosophy.

You're absolutely correct, Roy Kelley.

Patricia Kennedy -- maybe you can ask Willie the Labradoodle.  He can likely sniff out an answer.

Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP - you are absolutely correct.  

 

Nov 23, 2016 08:30 AM #12
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Thank goodness the only person I'm sitting across from at Thanksgiving is my husband. Pity the poor people around us, LOL. I suppose I COULD post an entry about my closing today. The one in which I'm making about $600, with 30% to overhead and 40% to taxes leaves me with enough to pay for dinner.

Nov 23, 2016 08:32 AM #13
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

No doubt!  I was watching the Voice on TV and Miley said "Their are different types of winners, and if you smile at someone and make their day, make them feel special - you are a winner!" 

This contest makes everyone a winner - thanks for being one fo the "wise men!"

Nov 23, 2016 08:45 AM #14
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Thanks for getting the word back out again.  Maybe we will have lots of entries after Thanksgiving when folks get out and make a difference in their communities.  So far they have been awesome!

Nov 23, 2016 08:50 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I know you can do it, Kathleen Daniels - you shared an inspiring Pay It Forward story last year.  You can read Kathleen's post here.  

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 you showed us how the simplest acts matter.  And they matter a lot.  You can read Gayle's entry here.  

Your Pay It Forward post let us see how your experience is helping others, 

Gabe Sanders.  You can read Gabe's post here

Nov 23, 2016 08:52 AM #16
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

You're absolutely right Nina Hollander.  You can read Nina's post here.  

Brian England - some excellent entries so far.  The ActiveRain membership is quite generous.

Amazing, indeed Amanda S. Davidson. Thank you for your entry.  You can read Amanda's entry here.  

Nov 23, 2016 08:58 AM #17
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day dinner Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents and we will look forward to your entry which I'm sure will be clever.  

That's a great way to look at the Pay It Forward concept Joy Daniels .  Thank you for your post and others can read Joy's post here.   

Lots of awesome entries so far Belinda Spillman and still room for more... 

Nov 23, 2016 09:03 AM #18
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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Michael Jacobs - A great reminder that there is still time for the paying it forward challenge this month!  You are right, there are a number of great entries!

Nov 23, 2016 09:28 AM #19
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I do not do the contests...I do not believe they should exist. That being said...I loved reading many of the pay it forwards...such much good can be done.

Nov 23, 2016 09:42 AM #20
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com  - lots of great entries so far but there's still time to enter.   

I understand Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 airRErealty.com -- contest or no contest the ActiveRain membership certainly embraces the Pay It Forward attitude throughout the year.  

Nov 23, 2016 12:26 PM #21
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - Belinda's Pay It Forward contest has generated a lot of inspirational posts, and I'm always in awe of the generosity of the AR members.

Nov 23, 2016 12:40 PM #22
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I am enjoying reading all the good that a/r members are known for!

Nov 23, 2016 03:46 PM #23
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Michael -  I have seen some great entries.  I will see if I can enter before the deadline.

Nov 23, 2016 05:08 PM #24
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Michael Jacobs ,

Thanks for the reminder..I know I started mine..things have been so hectic..I need to check! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Thank you for your pay it forwards to me....I really appreciate it !!!

Nov 24, 2016 05:10 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Dick Greenberg - you're right - this is a pretty incredible place.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) - and your contribution is noteworthy as well.  You can see Sheila and Larry's post here

I hope you can participate Grant Schneider -- you always add so much to any discussion here.  

These are busy times and I hope we see your entry Dorie Dillard.

 

Nov 24, 2016 08:24 AM #26
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

My mind is in some kind of fog lately....I'm sure I must have done something worhy of writing about....just can't seem to think of anything.

 

Nov 25, 2016 12:17 PM #27
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara -- as soon as fog(or is it a pumpkin pie haze?) clears, there is still some time left before November 30 arrives.  

Nov 25, 2016 12:25 PM #28
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