The Power of RAIN (Dry Bra & Underwear too)

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by Patricia Feager, 10/11/18

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY

 

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! 

 

GOOD PEOPLE DO EXIST! 

 

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.

 

BRA & UNDERWEAR TOO

 

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

 

Patricia

 

 

 

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Gloria Todor
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Nice post about your adventures in heavy rain Patricia.  It is like a ray of sunshine when others step forward to lend a hand.  

Glad it worked out for you!

Oct 12, 2018 10:26 AM #17
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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 #18
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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 #19
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Hi Patricia

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

Jeff

Oct 13, 2018 07:56 AM #20
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John Henry
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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 #21
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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 #22
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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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 #23
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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 #24
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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 #25
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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 #26
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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 #27
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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 #28
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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 #29
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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 #30
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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 #31
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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 #32
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Great uplifting story about your travels in the rain and the RAIN.

Oct 16, 2018 12:08 PM #33
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Wow...now that is SERVICE. We need many more stories like these!

Oct 17, 2018 07:37 AM #34
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Quite powerful throwback and you got through it pretty nicely considering! I’m interested to hear more stories.

Oct 17, 2018 11:30 PM #35
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Acts of kindness goes a long way and a lot farther than most people think and acts of service fall into that. Sharon Tara

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