Pondering Kindness Without Borders

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763

Another thought provoking post by Michael Jacobs.... 

Original content by Michael Jacobs CalBRE #01165532




 Pondering Kindness Without Borders



Kindness Without Borders



Pondering Kindness Without Borders 


While looking at some quotes recently for an ActiveRain post I found this author.  The name Daniel Lubetzky was not immediately familiar to me one but further investigation has shown him to be a person who has a message I find quite interesting.  Combining entrepreneurship, philanthropy, kindness and more was something that I find intriguing.  Admirable too.  To say the very least.   I was reminded of a challenge by Carol Williams in December 2018 that coincidentally seem to align with my blogging return to ActiveRain after a posting respite of sorts. 


Her challenge of finding a quote "that inspires you" led me to the well-known words about the importance of kindness.  But you know kindness matters not just for a challenge.  Or an event/a certain time. It's really about more than that.  Initially this has lead me to finding other words by Mr. Lubetzky and some additional research.  And how kindness is not just a part of his business but his life.  I continue learning more about him.  And in that process I am learning more about myself.  It's ongoing.  Like all thihgs that change and evolve.  


We need to understand the other side to impact the other side. 

We become much more effective when we engage in hearty conversations with those who are different from us, not necessarily to change our opinions

but to build the emphathy muscle. 


                              Daniel Lubetzky



When you are bringing an idea to fruiition, there are two distinct phases: 

the skeptic phase and the evangelical phase.   

During the first phase, you have to be able to ask the most difficult questions -

is this idea worth pursuing?   

But once you are convinced, you flip a switch.  It's about getting it done.     

                         Daniel Lubetzky



It takes strength to be kind.  It's not a weakness. 

We all have a responsibility to make this world better,

whether it's through our work, the causes we champion, the way we treat people,

or the values we impart to the next generation.  

                      Daniel Lubetzky


I am still learning.  And I am sure you are as well.  Thankfully.


The photo in this post was taken in the city of the Los Angeles zip code 90042 hillside community of Monterey Hills overlooking the neighboring community of Hermon.  Photo taken by Michael Jacobs.



Pondering Kindness Without Borders

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393





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Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Thanks for bring this post up to our attention. It does not cost anything to be kind

Jun 18, 2019 05:13 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Michael. Time to give the author Daniel Lubetzky some further thought. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Jun 18, 2019 05:13 AM #2
RE Virtual Solutions
RE Virtual Solutions - Saint Charles, MO
Virtually helping real estate professionals.

Thanks for the insight this mornig. This line speaks the most to me

"We need to understand the other side to impact the other side. "


I think so often we forget to stop slow down and try to truly understand the other side.

Jun 18, 2019 05:22 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Yes...we DO have a responsibility to make the world better...what a MORE wonderful place it would be if more people would recognize that.

Jun 18, 2019 05:23 AM #4
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

As I wrote to Michael this morning, I remember what my Dad taught us...Always be Humble and Kind!

Jun 18, 2019 05:28 AM #5
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Barbara Todaro 

Thank you for sharing Michael Jacobs blog post

Jun 18, 2019 05:52 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Jun 18, 2019 06:35 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Barbara - thank you for the re-blog of my post.  I appreciate it.

Jun 18, 2019 06:52 AM #8
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Barbara, practicing kindness is a lot like going to the gym and lifting weights. If you're consistent with your work out you will get results. I think kindness and being generous could work together.

Jun 18, 2019 10:13 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Barbara Todaro - This is a good post to reblog. Michael Jacobs always provides us with thought-provoking content to "ponder". 

Jun 18, 2019 12:20 PM #10
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

A great choice to share Barbara! I will head over and comment on Michael's post. 

Jun 19, 2019 04:05 PM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh my gosh, I love Michael's ponderings, Barbara! This is one that should strike a chord with everyone.

Jun 20, 2019 04:54 AM #12
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