ActiveRain November 2018 Thanksgiving Challenge | Day 4

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA BRE#01366594

Kathleen Daniels is a Realtor and Broker-Manager of KD Realty and NeedProbateHelp in San Jose.  

This is Day 4 entry into the ActiveRain challenge hosted by Debbie Reynolds. We've been asked to share the joys, what blesses us the most, and why it is a blessing.  


pumpkins displayed on a stack of hay 


Day 4 - I am so thankful for the blessing of my home. This rings particularly true in light of my awareness that so many California residents lost their home last year in the Santa Rosa fire and this year in the fires that are still ongoing in Malibu and the fire that destroyed the small town of Paradise. 



Many lives were lost as well and the count continues to increase.  Housepets were lost as well found covered in ash.

Homeowners set their horses and other animals free to give them a chance of survival.

It's all truly unimaginable and yet it is happening.  It is all so dark and depressing.

It is a blessing that so many people are uniting and coming together to help. 


 Condo community in San Jose


I've always been thankful for my home. My little condo as I a call it. 

It is my safe haven - my own personal sanctuary. 

Many memories have been created in my home. I've experienced many joyful loving times with my family and friends in my home.  

Being thankful for my home is keenly heightened as I look into the San Jose skies and see and smell smoke from fires hundreds of miles from my home.  

The amplitude of my gratitude is much greater as I think of the loss and devastation that so many people are experiencing today. 



Thank you, Debbie Reynolds for hosting the Thanksgiving Challenge



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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Kathleen Daniels  I can not imagine losing everything I own to fire .Such awful devastation.  Wonderful post and I agree with you as I am also so grateful for my little condo too

Nov 15, 2018 11:00 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathleen- - -each of our "safe havens" offer a respite from the outside world. Creating/maintaining that reality has a sense of thankfulness that we create.

Nov 15, 2018 11:45 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kathleen- having your own personal sanctuary is truly a blessing. It's where you can keep the outside world out and renew yourself. 

Nov 15, 2018 05:54 PM #3
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

How true. 

We are blessed to have our homes, Kathleen Daniels 

Thank you!

Nov 15, 2018 06:15 PM #4
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

A home should be a place for joys to happen and a safe harbor and sanctuary. I am glad you have all of that, Kathleen.

Nov 17, 2018 07:59 PM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my, you said exactly what the rest of us are feeling, Kathleen. I don't have smoke but, every time I hear a story about the fires, it just breaks my heart. I'm also so very thankful that I still have my sanctuary too - our homes are, indeed, a big part of our hearts.

Nov 18, 2018 07:41 AM #6
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Everything that happened in California, and now the earthquake in Alaska, our homes are certainly something we should not take for granted. -Kasey

Dec 03, 2018 09:28 PM #7
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