Anaheim Ducks with my Little Brother

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

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I so appreciate the heart of John Meussner - and  what could be a better than the joyous smile of a child...

Original content by John Meussner NMLS #138061 MMCD #1141

Anaheim Ducks with my Little Brother


     For the past couple months I've been hanging out with my new little brother, Miguel.  Miguel and I were matched up through the Orange County Big Brother/Big Sister network, and we've had a blast.  So far we've spent time out at Boomers, a local entertainment center with arcade games, minigolf, go-karts, rock climbing, batting cages, and more, have gone out for a few meals, and shot some pool.  Turns out, Miguel is about 1 shot better than I am at minigolf, and I've got the upper hand on the pool tables!


Big Brother Big Sister Orange County CA

     This past Tuesday we were fortunate enough to have OC Bigs hook us up with tickets to see the Anaheim Ducks take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.  For me, it was a cool game because the Lightning are challenging my Philadelphia Flyers for a playoff spot, so I had extra incentive to cheer for the Ducks.  It turned out that this was the first time Miguel had ever gotten to see a sporting event live, so he was stoked.  As luck would have it, we got to see a game with some good hits, awesome goalie saves, and 3-on-3 overtime as the Ducks ended up with a 2-1 win in overtime.  That in & of itself was awesome, but the best part was how happy Miguel was to be attending --- look at the smile on his face, ear to ear!


     We've had a great time together, and if you're looking for an opportunity to volunteer and make a real difference, the Big Brother, Big
Sister program is nationwide, with children everywhere looking for Big Brothers & Big Sisters.  Here in Orange County, there is a wait list for children wanting to be matched with a Big, and the organization is extremely well organized with amazing training & orientation processes, so it makes volunteering extremely comfortable and easy.  


     The results of the work Big Brother Big Sister does are staggering - this organization is responsible for many children being the first in their family to finish high school and attend college.  They help grades, and more importantly, confidence, improve among their littles, and they prepare them to lead a successful life.


January is National Mentoring Month, and if you're considering volunteer opportunities, I'd recommend starting by visiting the website of Big Brother Big Sister and finding out what opportunities are available in your area.

John Meussner

NMLS# 138061

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Comments (6)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You're right, this touched my heart.  Another fine JOHN MEUSSNER post. I somehow missed.  I am so glad you read so many more blog posts or hang out in better circles than I do. Thanks for the re-blog Maria Sapio 

Jan 29, 2017 07:42 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Big Brothers and Big Sisters are great organizations and do a great job in making a difference in their lives.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 29, 2017 07:52 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an excellent selection for a reblog. I hope this message will encourage others to participate in this wonderful program.

Jan 30, 2017 05:30 AM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Thanks for the kind words and reblog, Maria!  Would love to see more people get involved with BBBS!

Jan 30, 2017 10:36 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I have followed John for a long while.  He has always impressed me.  Spoke with him on a couple of occasions and this post only confirms my good feelings towards the gentleman.  Excellent repost.  M

Feb 05, 2017 10:45 AM