The Importance Of A Pat On The Back

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The Importance Of



A Pat On The Back


Thank You and A Pat On The Back



The importance Of A Pat On The Back 



I'd say that the act is pretty important all things considered. 



Maybe not the most important. 

But certainly deserving of a consideration for a job well-done or even well--a job done--just because.  


Jan Green wrote a recent post What Makes You Happy that I found rather inspiring and one that is relatively easy for any of us to do. 



And you can do as needed or just when you think of it. 

Why not today?  Or tomorrow?  Why not as a part of YOU? 



Try it. 


Be inspired. Do inspiring things.  Make inspiring things a part of you. 


And while you are at can ponder too.



There's inspiring things happening.  All around.  


Photo taken by Michael Jacobs - saying thank you or giving a pat on the back need not be complicated.  It need not be formal.  Try it. Make it a part of your life.  Everyday.  




The Importance Of



A Pat On The Back

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (44)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It just feels good to get a pat on the back, or to give one. Wonder why it doesn't happen more often then? I also really appreciated Jan Green 's post. So wonderful to be reading your thoughtful posts again, Michael. 

Jan 27, 2019 10:43 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hello Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD -- thank you for the kind words.

Jan 28, 2019 04:28 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael Jacobs, a smile, touch, showing appreciation, any act of kindness are so simple to do, yet, make a great impact on others. This is an awesome, inspirational post, congratulations on the feature.

Jan 27, 2019 12:02 PM
Michael Jacobs

Beth Atalay  -- so simple and so easy to do too.  

Jan 28, 2019 04:29 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Michael - this is a well deserved feature. I read Jan's post too.  Don't underestimate recognition.

Jan 27, 2019 12:10 PM
Michael Jacobs

You're right about recognition Grant Schneider 

Jan 28, 2019 04:30 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think that people want and apporeciate acknowledgement. Too often people feel invisible and this does not have anthing to do with pumping up someones ego, it is letting them know their importance.

Jan 27, 2019 12:38 PM
Michael Jacobs

Well-stated Joe Pryor 

Jan 28, 2019 04:31 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My very first thought reading this, Thank YOU, Michael, for the gift that you give us all here in the Rain on a daily basis.

You're so right, it takes so little time to let those you care about KNOW that you care, yet so many forget to do that one little the pat on the back, saying thank you, saying you accept an apology...

Jan 27, 2019 04:07 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - and thank YOU, showing that we care sends a wonderful message.  

Jan 28, 2019 04:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Michael- love this and you are so right. It's so interesting what a seemingly small gesture like a pat on the back, a kind word, or a needed smile can make and change someone's day. 

Jan 27, 2019 05:37 PM
Michael Jacobs

Yes, Kathy Streib -- small gestures can show big rewards in many ways. 

Jan 28, 2019 04:39 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

You have inspired me to Ponder!!  Thank you!

Jan 28, 2019 12:01 AM
Michael Jacobs

Inspired to ponder. I like that Debra Leisek 

Jan 28, 2019 04:40 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, very deserving of the gold star, and more Rainers will see it! 

Jan 28, 2019 06:06 AM
Michael Jacobs

That's nice of you to say.  Thank you, Joan Cox 

Jan 28, 2019 04:43 PM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Michael, I really enjoyed Jan's post and love yours. You are so right, even the smallest gesture can change someone's day. I've never regretted giving praise, saying thank you or showing appreciation. We can never share too much kindness.

Jan 28, 2019 07:16 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hopefully kindness can runneth over Amanda S. Davidson 

Jan 28, 2019 04:46 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Ah Michael, a post well done. Here is a cross country pat on the back for you.

Jan 28, 2019 09:30 AM
Michael Jacobs

Thank you much, Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Jan 28, 2019 04:46 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael,  the importance of a pat in the back sure beats a kick in the butt:) or should I say gludius maximus? or as you might say depends on the situation?:)Endre

Jan 28, 2019 06:17 PM
Michael Jacobs

I think a pat on the back will beat the alternative Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jan 28, 2019 06:58 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Amazing how powerful it can be. It's much easier than people think to change someone's day.

Jan 28, 2019 07:36 PM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara --- almost like Samantha Stephens and a twitch of the nose and a sound effect -- it can and does happen!

Jan 28, 2019 07:42 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Saying thank you is so easy - as is giving recognition for a job well done. I have a friend who always says "You get an atta-girl for that." What a nice thing to say.

Jan 28, 2019 08:53 PM
Michael Jacobs

Atta-girl Marte Cliff 

Jan 31, 2019 12:43 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Whenever I have the opportunity to express my gratitude to someone for a job well done, or something else, I do it.  It makes the world a better place to express froma   positive side and not a negative.

Jan 29, 2019 03:43 PM
Michael Jacobs

I often say to accentuate the positive.  It works in so many situations, Chris Ann Cleland 

Jan 31, 2019 12:44 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Everyone appreciates a pat on the back or a word of appreciation.

Jan 31, 2019 12:29 PM
Michael Jacobs

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - it does make a difference.  

Feb 02, 2019 10:19 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

You know how good it feels when you get one...and that should inspire us all to give one !

Feb 16, 2019 04:58 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Michael Jacobs 

Proverbs 27:17 ESV 

"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."



A pat on the back offers great encouragement

Feb 16, 2019 07:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393


Sally K. & David L. Hanson - Hi Sally: just by coincidence, I found your comment today, your birthday.  Happy Birthday.  I hope all is well in your world.  


Doug Dawes - "things" happen for reasons, don't they?  

Jul 21, 2021 04:00 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Good wishes are always much appreciated...thank you !

Jul 21, 2021 04:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - so nice to "see" you.  May the day bring plenty of purple. .   .  

Jul 21, 2021 04:19 AM