Serendipity Sundays – Buckle Up with ActiveRain and Coffee

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA BRE#01366594

I kept telling myself that I need to spend less time in the ActiveRain Community. 

Why?  Because I have a list a mile long of other things I need to do.  I think about all the things I could accomplish with the time I spend in the Rain. 


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It's Sunday morning and I decided I'm jumping into the Rain for a few minutes while I enjoy my morning Cup of Joe. This decision was made despite the fact that last night I declared that I was not going to log-in to ActiveRain this morning. I declared I would complete other things first.

This morning I decided I'd just read some posts, comment and check out the Q&A section.  

I think I will only reading and commenting for an hour.  That rarely happens because I am drawn to the powerhouse of professionals that participate in this community. 



"A spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something."

As I am reading in the Rain this morning I am reminded of how smart, strong, powerful and opinionated members are.  I mean that in the best way!

Further, it does not seem that those I follow hold anything back.  I love that. I have so much respect for members that don't fluff pillows and just speak their truth.  

I do believe it is important to be respectful and supportive. I also believe that if we do not have a kind and constructive comment ... it is best to just move on and leave no comment at all.  

There is already that affinity with those I follow. My level of RESPECT for people who speak their TRUTH without FEAR just goes through the roof. 


As for spending less time in the ActiveRain community, I was reminded this morning that I do enjoy my addiction.  


This community ROCKS!!

My time is well spent here. 




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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Kathleen, in the past, we would probably grab the newspaper and have that cup of coffee. Now, with newspapers on the wane (I haven't had a subscription for years) and TV news off the tracks, I feels so nice and "safe" to be here on Activerain. Not only that, we all speak the same language although we might have differing opinions. So to me it's a great way to ease into my day.

Dec 05, 2016 08:48 AM #34
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Terrific post and well worthy of a feature! I like to set limits too but I am drawn into good stories and interesting ways to do business and interesting places to visit and the list goes on.....

Your writing style and reasons for what you do are great!

Dec 05, 2016 09:48 AM #35
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Having been away for a little while I am feeding my addiction daily and realize what I was missing.

Dec 05, 2016 10:39 AM #36
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I totally agree and am hopeful that the nasty poster from this weekend reads this, Kathleen Daniels!  I know that is being snarky (and going against what your post is about) but, you didn't deserve the lashing out you received...and that behavior is not well-received by those with whom I have an 'affinity' towards either!  ;-) 

Excellent post BTW!  Hugs!

Dec 05, 2016 05:34 PM #37
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen how interesting we all have started to spend less time...never the less here we are still spending a lot of energy that could be used to Read a Book, watch TV... spend time with Friends... etc... ah what the hell I need to feed my addiction:)) see you tomorrow, Endre

Dec 05, 2016 11:13 PM #38
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

The last few days have been busy and I haven't had much time for ActiveRain. I decided to sit down in front of the computer today and lo and behold I found myself here. Imagine that!

Dec 06, 2016 08:20 AM #39
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to start my day here and then like now, when i need break from the stresses of this job, a short time here and all is well again Kathleen Daniels 

Dec 06, 2016 01:27 PM #41
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am like you Kathleen I enjoy it and time gets away from me. I cannot logon if I have early morning appointments because it will make me late. 

Dec 07, 2016 06:55 PM #42
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congratulations on being awarded a feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 07, 2016 07:14 PM #43
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have actually spent much less time here lately. But somehow my list isn't ANY shorter of the things remaining undone.

Dec 08, 2016 01:55 PM #44
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I too am spending to little time here, not because I don't want to, but business calls.

Dec 08, 2016 08:14 PM #45
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Kathleen... I won't say I'm addicted, but I also jump on for 15 minutes and am still there an hour later! Then again, my routine is at least three cups of coffee and not one.

Dec 12, 2016 08:02 AM #46
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Congratulations on this feature. I, too, love spending time on AR. I do have to budget that time, though, because like you I have my lists of things to do. 

Dec 12, 2016 12:24 PM #47
Nancy Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty/Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA

ActiveRain rock and you rock Kathleen. I always enjoy your posts!

Dec 12, 2016 08:16 PM #48
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Katherine - I have to agree that it is addicting and that is because there are some many great bloggers.

Dec 13, 2016 09:48 PM #49
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Kathleen.  It is hard to stay away from this place, though I don't know why I would want to.

Dec 14, 2016 04:33 AM #50
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I have really been limiting my time of late, perhaps too much.  There really must be a happy medium. I find it too easy to get lost in the Rain for hours. :) 

Dec 15, 2016 08:45 AM #51
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Coffee and the Rain, two healthy addictions that I enjoy every day.

I am glad that you are here.


Dec 16, 2016 11:28 PM #52
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Hi Kathleen.  Enjoying some of your previous posts and reading some good stuff here.

Feb 20, 2017 06:45 AM #53
Eagle Ridge Realty
Eagle Ridge Realty - Gilroy, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Hi Kathleen, thanks for writing such informative posts!  Keep up the good work.

Feb 21, 2017 07:22 AM #54
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