ActiveRain November 2018 Thanksgiving Challenge | Day 5

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 5 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.  


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Day 5  - This is all about my gratitude for the ActiveRain Community and the MANY friends I've made here over the years. The people/members of this community have enriched my life in so many ways. Oh my heavens, I cannot imagine my business without this Community.  



I have learned so much about:

  • Blogging
  • SEO
  • Community

There is so much more that goes on here: 

  • Sharing
  • Caring
  • Teaching
  • Laughing
  • Crying 
  • Supporting
  • Shenanigans behind the scene 
  • Phone conversations with members that last for hours
  • Raising Holy Hell - it's been known to happen on rare occasion! 
  • Moving & Shaking Referrals 



Never. Ever. Not. Ever. In my wildest imagination could I have ever predicted what becoming a RainMaker would do for my business.  There is no magic dust created with RainMaker status.  As with all things in life we have to show up and do the work. 

My Mother always told me I would get out of life what I put into it.  For the most part, my Mother was right. 

In this case, I feel I got 10X the return. 

This Community is truly a blessing. It does bring me joy in the playful bantering and laughter. A string of comments on a post or in the Q&A can have me roaring in laughter. 

Speaking of laughter, stay tuned for my post on Crap-Gratitude. 

I am forever grateful to this Community. 

Thank you. 

Yes, I mean YOU! 



Thank you, Debbie Reynolds for hosting the Thanksgiving Challenge



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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen, your mother was so right, indeed what you put in life and work will determine what you get in return, Endre

Nov 16, 2018 11:37 PM #1
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Your mom was definitely right! It's all what we put into our life that determines how it's going to go. I love the "shenanigans" part - that can be fun!

Nov 17, 2018 02:56 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathleen - the ActiveRain investment club has multiple dividends.  Holy molly indeed!

Nov 17, 2018 04:30 AM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathleen Daniels - It would be hard to disagree with anything you wrote. "The community is truly a blessing." 

Nov 17, 2018 05:05 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This is one of my long standing relationships and I look forward to it daily. I do miss your weekly funnies though.

Nov 17, 2018 07:54 AM #5
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Kathleen. AMEN to all you said. I feel very fortunate to have discovered Active Rain back in the day. 

Nov 17, 2018 08:05 AM #6
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

AR is a great thing to be grateful for during this challenge. I concur! Happy Saturday! -Kasey

Nov 17, 2018 04:33 PM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

This is a place to be thankful for. There are so many friends and much support here. I know no other place like it.

Nov 17, 2018 08:01 PM #8
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

There is no other place like this community. Even though so many once active members are no longer active - it continues to be a place I want to spend time every day. 

Nov 17, 2018 08:06 PM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Your Mom said what my Dad said my entire childhood (perhaps that's where the kinship comes from), Kathleen! 

Seriously, I believe I have gotten 10 times what I put into this platform too - it's not just a platform though - it's a family! 

Nov 18, 2018 07:44 AM #10
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

There have been several gratitude posts about thankfulness for ActiveRain. For those of us that are here and active, this is an absolute fact. I'm among the thankful. -K

Dec 04, 2018 12:23 AM #11
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