A Different Kind Of Gift

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

Accepting help is another kind of gift. 

We know special people who are there for others, even though they have busy lives.

The friend who needs help with a elderly parent, the repairing of an appliance that breaks during a family celebration, assembling a piece of furniture for a new baby, helping the classic client with a smoke detector, preparing meals when there is an illness or staying with a sick child. These people make themselves available for others. They don't have more time, they just "make" more time.

Then look at these same people in time of their need...a family illness, the loss of a loved one, an accident or surgery. They find themselves surrounded by many of the same people they have been there for. But these people seem surprised by how nice everyone is. They don't expect but they sure appreciate. Sometimes it is hard for these givers to accept others doing for them. They don't want to impose even when they need help.

Allowing others to help can be a special gift.

 

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

Comments (9)

Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

For those used to being the givers, the caretakers, the "doers" it is not easy to sit and allow others to do for them. But--it's as important to learn how accept others' care as it is to offer it.

May 03, 2017 09:54 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

'But--it's as important to learn how accept others' care as it is to offer it.' ..Well said!

May 04, 2017 04:06 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - you are so right. The gift does not have to be wrapped in a beautiful box.

A gift from the heart is perhaps more valuable than anything else.

May 03, 2017 10:43 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

 


Praful That is for sure!....."A gift from the heart is perhaps more valuable than anything else."

May 04, 2017 04:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

"Accepting help is another kind of gift. "  Boy is that ever a true statement, Margaret!

May 04, 2017 05:06 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Myrl, That is such a true statement.

May 04, 2017 04:07 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

Allowing others to help is a special gift. Many who are givers don't expect there will come a time they will be in need and help from others is so greatly appreciated and a pleasant surprise when it is received.

 

May 04, 2017 05:34 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Dorie...This is so true "Allowing others to help is a special gift. "

May 04, 2017 04:08 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When you are on the receiving end you change your attitude about help. During my cancer treatment i had people praying for me. Not being religious I could have rejected that action but instead was very grateful.

May 04, 2017 06:04 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Joe, Glad you have those special people in your life!

May 04, 2017 04:09 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. All gifts do not come with a bow! Enjoy your day!

May 04, 2017 06:05 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

So true..Wayne. These gifts need no bows.

May 04, 2017 04:29 PM
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

I've always found that people appreciate being asked for help. Everyone feels better once they've been helpful and indeed it is a gift.

May 04, 2017 06:27 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Mona,  Oh yes..'Everyone feels better once they've been helpful and indeed it is a gift.'

May 04, 2017 04:30 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Margaret some folks do have a hard time accepting help but are more than willing to give help - I've know some of them! I like to ask them - how many sides on a coin?  Receiving is a gift to give to the giver - new way for them to look at it and try to feel good about it.

May 04, 2017 11:58 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

 

Anna Banana, You got it.

'Receiving is a gift to give to the giver...'

May 04, 2017 04:32 PM