Thankful to Live in a Realm of Plenty

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Debbie Reynolds (the Real Debbie Reynolds) is hosting a 10 Day Thanksgiving Post Challenge.  And, this challenge has inspired me to take a little time out each day and contemplate my blessings.  This is Day 1.


This morning when I woke and switched on the TV, I was immediately hit with news images of folks attempting to leave troubled parts of the globe and migrate to places promising a better life. The image gave reason to understand that not a single day in life have I gone hungry - other than the couple of times I was prepping for a colonoscopy!

When we stop to consider so many folks go without food on a regular basis, those of us who find food plentiful are truly blessed. We shouldn’t take that gift for granted. And, we should understand the importance of sharing with those less fortunate!


I have a small garden that provides squash, tomatoes, peppers, grapes, and, most anything I wish to poke into the ground and cultivate. This summer, it came to a point I believe neighbors and family ran when they saw me coming because of the overload my little garden was producing.


As my Day 1 contribution to Debbie’s 10 Day Thanksgiving Challenge, I am grateful I live in a realm of plenty!

I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope that you will contact me by email or by visiting my website - Thank You!


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

Myrl, you picked a wonderful thing for which to be greatful - we too often take for granted how fortunate we are to have food, when so many go hungry.

Nov 03, 2018 09:24 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Myrl- - -if we are truly observing of the world around us we are aware and concentrate on the "plenty" and "abundance"  in our life. My, how your garden grows!

Nov 03, 2018 09:48 AM #2
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Myrl: I appreciate your finishing touches of herbs around your garden vegetable display, you are so creative!

My late father-in-law regularly donated to the food bank in Chicago. I've also supported the food bank in Sacramento and a place near Kona for the lava victims. You are right in that food is a basic necessity many of us take for granted. I could not in a million years imagine living through the potato famine that happened in the mid 1800s in Ireland.

Nov 03, 2018 09:59 AM #3
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

What a delicious and delightful post about how very fortunate most of us are to live in a land of plenty. We also produced an overflow of food to share this past summer. Thanks for this entry, Myrl. It's a good one.  D 

Nov 03, 2018 10:06 AM #4
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Good Morning Myrl Jeffcoat  We do indeed live in a land of plenty - so so plenty and being grateful for it is perfect.

Nov 03, 2018 11:36 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely post your shared with us.  You are so right, and like you we have the same experience, every time we go to the Farmers Market. A

Nov 03, 2018 12:40 PM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

When I struggle in life, I always have to remind myself of what I do have in life, rather than what I don't.

Nov 03, 2018 12:55 PM #7
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Myrl-I smiled at you saying family and neighbors might run when they see you coming. When I had my house in NY I had a garden that really produced. 

Nov 03, 2018 02:10 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl- what a beautiful post. You are so right in that we all are fortunate to have so much, especially when there are those around the world who want for at least one good meal a day.  

Nov 03, 2018 03:10 PM #9
The Isaacs Team llc
Washington, DC

I love a good garden! Nice post and photo, Myrl!

Nov 03, 2018 04:48 PM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I to am very blessed and have never known hunger.  Most of us have been blessed with everything we need, and many of our wants.

Nov 03, 2018 04:54 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 I am really am enjoying these Thanksgiving challenges and I feel that we are all blessed Myrl Jeffcoat 

Nov 03, 2018 10:45 PM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The news about the many families without an adequate food supply is shocking.

Nov 04, 2018 08:08 AM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am in agreeemnt with you, Myrl, I feel so blessed and glad to live in America. We do have a'plenty.

Nov 04, 2018 07:00 PM #14
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - Abundance - what a truly nice thing to be thankful for! What I find most amazing is, California continues to be in a drought; yet you don't moan and groan, nor do I ever remember you show us a picture of you doing the Rain Dance. You have a good outlook on life. May you continue to discover the things in life that are truly important and share them with others.

Nov 05, 2018 05:54 AM #15
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We certainly do live in a realm of plenty. It is hard to even comprehend how so many others live throughout the world and it's something we shouldn't (but often do) take for granted. -Kasey

Nov 24, 2018 06:12 PM #16
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

What a good neighbor you are to share the wealth. Your green thumb blesses many, Myrl.

Nov 29, 2018 08:25 PM #17
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