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Motivational Monday...Just a Little More...


Since as far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated by ants. I even had an ant farm at one time.


Their movements and how they work are so interesting to me.  Their ability to lift objects that exceed their body weight continues to be studied. I read somewhere that ants can support 5,000 times their body weight!



The other morning Larry and I were observing a group of ants attempting to carry away the main course for dinner that night...a June bug.


Now if you know your ants and June bugs, you know that one is significantly larger than the other. And yet with the help of various members of the local ant colony, that bug began to move.  


It took took perseverance...and it took the work and cooperation of many to get that bug moved.




Think about that as you begin your week!


A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. Elbert Hubbard




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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

That "little old ant and the rubber tree plant" cuz he/she had HIGH hopes...

Jun 24, 2019 05:12 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Kathy - the ants are industrious little creates.  Wasn't there a song about that by Frank Sinatra, "High Hopes."

Jun 24, 2019 05:48 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for sharing your observations and your excellent quote selection. 

Jun 24, 2019 06:11 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Kathy - well, there goes that fantasy of mine that you are the Queen Bee of the insect world.

Jun 24, 2019 06:30 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

They can certainly teach us all we need to know about teamwork, ants will get it done!

Jun 24, 2019 07:59 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am chuckling at Michael Jacobs comment.  And yes, ants know the meaning of teamwork.  A

Jun 24, 2019 08:10 AM #10
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Kathy you are indeed the Queen Bee of the insect world! Who knew!!  Pretty amazing what those little guys can do.....loved your video!

Jun 24, 2019 10:33 AM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy they maybe small, but a lot can be learned from ants about team work.

Jun 24, 2019 01:37 PM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Now you reminded me of the Frank Sintra song "High Hopes" about the ant moving the rubber tree plant.

Jun 24, 2019 02:55 PM #13
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Streib - Patience and persistence far outweighs the size and gets a whole lot more in way of results! What a great post!!! 

Jun 24, 2019 04:18 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Exactly Kat Palmiotti teamwork can make the difference. 

Wayne Martin that may be why I enjoy team sports so much. 

Barbara Todaro oh I used to have to wage a major battle with the sugar ants when we moved to Florida. 

Jun 24, 2019 05:34 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Donald Urschalitz I love your comment and as always, love your clip art you added. Did you catch any fish the other day?

Sally K. & David L. Hanson that song always comes to mind when I see ants. 

Grant Schneider those of us of a certain age know that song!!!

Jun 24, 2019 05:37 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley Thank you very much. Hope that you and Dolores have a great week. 

Ahhh Michael Jacobs I am the Queen Bee of about 6 inches in either direction of me. That's about it. 



Jun 24, 2019 05:40 PM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England I came back to check and see how far those ants had gone from time to time. They get pretty far. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I know, his comment made me smile. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 I just learned that my niece loves to watch them as well. 

Jun 24, 2019 05:42 PM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto I find it fascinating how much they can move. 

Joe Pryor I used to sing it all of the time when I was a kid. 

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Thank you very much!!!

Jun 24, 2019 05:43 PM #19
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy,  They  work as a team to do so many things,  I thing people should learn from them and work as a team.

Jun 24, 2019 05:48 PM #20
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Determination and teamwork will get the job done.

Jun 24, 2019 07:23 PM #21
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You have written an interesting blog post that now; I must ponder Kathy Streib 

Jun 24, 2019 08:26 PM #22
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

While I may have a few dips in my goals, they never stop.  It's true I only have one goal each year for the past 4, but it is a goal that has exceeded my wildest dreams.

Jun 25, 2019 02:26 AM #23
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

They are interesting little critters but I'm not interested enough to want them around. LOL

Jun 29, 2019 09:49 AM #24
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