The Power of RAIN (Dry Bra & Underwear too)

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by Patricia Feager, 10/11/18




It was six weeks ago that I flew out to San Antonio for the REALTOR® Convention. September 6th, that was the day of the flash floods and I was soaked. You just never know what the Power of Rain does to you and other people. There's energy in the Rain! The nicest people can be found when the weather turns bad. It was in San Antonio driving in the rain to the Convention Center and to the Emily Morgan DoubleTree that I discovered there is soul-lifting power that seems to come out of nowhere when it rains! 




Just before I arrived, I stopped at the Convention Center. There was nowhere to park legally for free, except in the back of the Convention Center and you had to pay for your parking spot. The rain was falling on my head and the machine wasn't working (or maybe it's because I couldn't see the instructions with all the rain pounding on the parking meter). A caring soul came out of his vehicle, and paid for my parking. He was waiting for his wife and often sees people struggle with that parking meter machine. How do you say thank you? I didn't have to, he knew...


Rain was up to my calf and I was soaked to the bone. I'm unfamiliar with the City of San Antonio. The signs were a blur and hard to read. I was lost. GPS Navigator wasn't working. I pulled into a Collision Center to ask for help. I politely told the man, I'm not here because of a Collision, I'm trying to avoid one and I need to find the Emily Morgan DoubleTree. He pointed out directions and wrote them on a piece of paper as I dripped all over his floor. I was sorry, but he knew that.




I checked into the Hotel and dripped all over the registration desk and floor. Shortly after I got into my room, there was a knock on the door. The Hotel Manager asked me if he could dry my clothes. He stood there with a plastic laundry bag. I told him I didn't have any change. No problem, he said, I'll take care of that. He told me to leave all my wet clothes in the bag and leave them outside the door. 


I took a hot shower, changed clothes, left the wet ones outside the door; then went to the dining area in the Hotel to get some food. When I got back to my room, my unmentionables was neatly washed, dried, and placed on hangers with a note, apologizing for the Rain.



In a world of negative political rants and accusations, it really feels good to know there are some really, really GOOD people. Here's what a I learned and hope you never forget:


R - Really, there ARE good people

A - Actions speak louder than words

I -  Integrity is demonstrated through caring

N - Nice doesn't have to come with a price






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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. This is a great and yet simple story. It is great to be reminded that good people are everywhere.

Oct 13, 2018 05:51 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Sheila Anderson - It was the most positive experience I've had in a long, long, time. I had such a great feeling there and met so many wonderful people. Do you know what Sheila, I talked with a few people who we had connections on personal levels that gave both of us (all at different times) good chills. None of us knew each other; however, they opened up to me and when I shared my story it was as if we were meant to be there to hear each others stories. Talk about information! Affirmation and Confirmation! I will never, ever forget all the wonderful ways in which people (who I didn't know) touched my life in the most positive way!

Oct 15, 2018 04:23 PM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

perfect. I just love this story. I believe there are many more good folks than bad in world - the bad just seem to get all the press. :)  By the way, LOVE your new profile photo. 

Oct 13, 2018 07:02 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I like your profile too and how well you and Bernie are matched so soulfully! 

By the way, I think of you and your family often, especially your mom. I hope she's coping as best as she can. I have a feeling Mac doesn't leave her side much or yours. 

Good people do exist! We must never forget that.

Oct 15, 2018 04:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Patricia

What wonderful examples of how a little kindness can mean so much!


Oct 13, 2018 07:56 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Jeff Dowler, CRS - A little kindness can bloom into a thousand blossoms. All we have to do is believe that if we do one thing nice a day, and others are appreciative and give kindness back to others, this world can be a breeding ground of love, kindness, and happiness. 

Oct 15, 2018 04:28 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

You had me at the bra thing.  You sure know how to write a headline!

But NICE people out there Patricia! Great story.

Oct 13, 2018 04:23 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

John Henry - I am humble but I can really get attention with headline news, if I work at it! LOL

I'm glad you enjoyed my story that I was so happy to share!

Oct 15, 2018 04:30 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Patricia, LOVED this post and it made my heart jump with delight to read all the kindness you received in the city of San Antonio.  Just like here on active rain!!

Oct 15, 2018 02:49 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - My experience in San Antonio changed my perspection on torrential rain and human behavior. It felt so good to receive and embrace kindness in the most unlikely places. I am a believer, there are more good people out there who are ready to come out and give it all back, if only others were kind to them unexpectedly too. 

ActiveRain is a GREAT place to plant the seeds of kindness!

Oct 15, 2018 04:35 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

If these were the stories that got all of the attention the world would be a happier place Patricia Feager There are good people out there, kindness exists and the ugliness that is so prevalent should be silenced.

Oct 15, 2018 07:49 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That is excellent customer service and can't say I have seen anything quite so nice. The hotel staff should have a great rating posted for doing kind acts like this.

Oct 15, 2018 07:52 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lisa Von Domek - I never could have imagined that a REALTOR Conference could change my life from outside the meeting rooms, having nothing to do with realtor education, within the City of San Antonio. I was wet from rain but blessed with tears of great happiness by the welcoming I received from ordinary people. I learned a lot about customer service and making people feel at home in unfamiliar places and driving a car too big for me to drive in flooded streets and parking lots.  

Oct 15, 2018 08:13 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debbie Reynolds - I was sure to express my thanks in person and through surveys. Rain was splashing in high and low places and I was continuously blessed in kindness by people I didn't even know. It was the most memorable experiences I ever had while traveling. I never even came close to experiencing anything like this anywhere I've traveled before. 

I am thankful for the people on ActiveRain who seemed to really appreciate reading about what an impact it made on the readers. I hope everyone does random acts of kindness because it filled my heart with gladness. 

Oct 15, 2018 08:18 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I'm sorry I am just seeing this, Patricia!

No, I wasn't looking to re-blog, just have Carol feature your post (with just a link back to yours) in her weekly 'second chance' blog. That often gets posts that deserved to be featured, seen by the powers-that-be.

It's not a re-blog - just a link to get members over to your post to read it and hopefully AR feature fairies will appear!

Oct 15, 2018 08:20 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I understand. However, as an agent I have TX rules to follow when using Social Media. I appreciate what you were trying to accomplish and I know Carol gets featured weekly. If that's the only way the AR feature fairies work, and I can't do it on my own, than I guess I won't ever get featured on my own merits and stay in compliance.   

Oct 15, 2018 08:29 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I understand. Oh, you'll get featured - you write wonderful posts, Patricia! I was really trying to help - and let you know how much I thought of your post!

Oct 15, 2018 08:39 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Patricia, what a great story and how pleasant to read that there are people who care like that - they can see their visitor's real need, and respond adequately, and with thought and heart. I loved the story.

Oct 16, 2018 09:39 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Patricia Feager 

I really enjoyed reading your take on a trip in the rain. You and others made the best of the liquid sunshine and point out that without rain there are no rainbows. 

Oct 16, 2018 09:51 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Great uplifting story about your travels in the rain and the RAIN.

Oct 16, 2018 12:08 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager that is SERVICE. We need many more stories like these!

Oct 17, 2018 07:37 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Quite powerful throwback and you got through it pretty nicely considering! I’m interested to hear more stories.

Oct 17, 2018 11:30 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Acts of kindness goes a long way and a lot farther than most people think and acts of service fall into that. Sharon Tara

Oct 17, 2018 11:31 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Last year I did not catch many blogs. So glad to find this one from you today about the angels in disguise that stepped forward at the moment you needed. almost teary eyed reading such an uplifting story of wonderful people who probably will never know their actions were "featured" on a major web page.  Thanks for sharing what you went through and all the good Samaritans and how they made your very challenging day a lot better.  As others said, we don't hear enough about the goodness of people.

Oct 22, 2019 08:28 PM