If You Get You Have to Give

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If You Get You Have to Give


In a society where too many people take so much for granted almost as if it is an entitlement, we should take any opportunity we can to teach a lesson. Such is the case with the recent series of blogs I posted trying to help my grandson Raphael.


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Life lessons should be taught at an early age and we should always take the opportunity to teach when appropriate.


If You Get You Have to Give

Raphael was able to reach out to family members for his school challenge and get postcards from several states. I asked him if he wanted my help to try and get a few extra.  As the postcards arrived we created a database of addresses of the senders with the intention of returning the gesture in a similar way.

For all that took the time to send a card, we greatly appreciated the effort and you should have received a token of appreciation from Raphael and myself as well.

Hopefully down the road, this learning experience will have taken a strong place in the boy's mind and he will remember to express his appreciation then as well.


If You Get You Have to Give


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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Ed... I've always believed that if you give openly you'll get without even asking for something. It's karma.

Jul 02, 2019 05:04 AM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Ed some of our most valuable lessons are learned at an early age, and I am sure that this is one that will have a positive impact Raphael and how he responds to the request of others in the future.

Jul 02, 2019 05:12 AM #2
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

What a great relationship you have with Raphael - I am sure he is appreciative of your support 

Jul 02, 2019 05:51 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - there are many lessons to learn.  And, of course,  here on ActiveRain.

Jul 02, 2019 10:47 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It was so nice of Rafael to send us a Thank You note on a beautiful postcard.  He has great manners too  A

Jul 02, 2019 12:14 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It's wonderful that Rafael recipriocated as he did.  It provides loads of hope from our younger generations.

Jul 02, 2019 06:23 PM #6
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander   There were a ot of lessons to learn here and hopefully the thoughts will stick. Thanks for your help as well.

George Souto   Hes a good boy and hopefully he'll only remember the good things he sees done around him

Jul 03, 2019 05:46 AM #7
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lise Howe   Thanks, he knows he can depend on his Papa Ed

Michael Jacobs  Every day is an opportunity to learn a life lesson

Jul 03, 2019 05:48 AM #8
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Ron and Alexandra Seigel   A he is a good kid and well mannered but also a touch of mischief.

Myrl Jeffcoat  The house is only as strong as the foundation upon which it's built

Jul 03, 2019 05:50 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Ed - that is a great gesture.  Giving always comes back.

Jul 03, 2019 06:56 AM #10
Donna Antonacci

Thank all of you so much for helping with the project, especially Ed.
This is Donna, Raphael's Mom!

Jul 03, 2019 08:11 AM #11
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Ed, Thanks to Raphael for the lighthouse postcard!  I think I might recognize 1 or 2 of them.  I used to visit CT fairly regularly on business (I had suppliers in Woodstock, Bridgeport, New London and Mystic).  Bill

Jul 03, 2019 07:33 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ed what a nice post, I will have to stop in to the office since I have not been there in a while... I  only go to pick up checks:) Endre

Jul 04, 2019 10:22 PM #13
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