A Letter To ActiveRain

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

 

ActiveRain is my preferred source of information for Real Estate. People who love doing what they do as a contribution to the real estate industry write good material. Because we are in the people business, we like to read, comment, and enjoy building relationships on ActiveRain. 

 

There are days when I read something surprising that I didn't know, such as "Did you hear about this...Website adaptation for blind people," written by Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales. Today, I was saddened to learn the passing of Geno, beloved spouse of Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR. Recently I once again learned something new from Lottie Kendall when she educated me on ADU dwellings in California as a solution to high cost of housing and limited inventory. Affirmations are great and motivating but sometimes you need to look outside your typical window and reexamine your conscious and laugh at yourself once in a while and learn to change your behavior. Someone who has a knack for this is Candice A. Donofrio. She has the gift of Magic to make you smile and realize, sometimes life isn't as bad as you think with a reminder to count your blessings. 

 

 

This photo was taken when I went to a Writer's Retreat in Tuscany a few years ago. When I looked out my bedroom window in Italy, I saw things differently and that's how I feel when I open up a blog post written by someone here on ActiveRain that really grabbed my attention, tugged at my heart, caused me to laugh at myself, or become curious and motivated me enough do some research to become more educated in real estate or in my my personal life. 

 

When I started blogging on ActiveRain my goal was to make a lot of money and get referrals. Instead I got richly rewarded by friends on AR. Some came into my life when I needed them the most and didn't even know it. Others are oblivious as to how they helped me to change my perspective. Still there were many I met in person just because of ActiveRain and our connections. I applaud the pioneers who began ActiveRain and for the Staff and wonderful people behind the scenes, including those Members who work so hard to encourage everyone to have a chance to enter a monthly challenge for points. Also, thank you for causing us to think, ponder, become better professionals, or make each other laugh by creating such an inspiring and informative guide where members write their stories. For these and many more reasons, I count my blessings for ActiveRain and I thank you one and all.  

Patricia 

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John Henry - I don't know how long you have been on ActiveRain but I can say without a shadow of a doubt, you have made a positive difference. Because of people like you, I am humbly grateful. You add so much charm, wisdom, and good humor which is greatly appreciated.

May your day be great in every way. 

Oct 13, 2019 09:11 AM #52
Rainmaker
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Francine Viola - Gosh, I am so glad our paths crossed here on ActiveRain. You are a vital member of AR, always positive, supportive, and informative. I feel blessed because of you. 

Oct 13, 2019 09:12 AM #53
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Richie Alan Naggar - You have no idea how lucky we are to have you on ActiveRain. Your comments and blog posts are always rich in wisdom. Thank you for giving me opportunities to pause and reflect. If realization comes to give the preponderance to the positive influences which are favorable on ActiveRain, we we are very lucky to succeed in life because of people like you. 

Oct 13, 2019 09:16 AM #54
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Beautifully written and this is so very true...."I got richly rewarded by friends on AR. Some came into my life when I needed them the most and didn't even know it. Others are oblivious as to how they helped me to change my perspective."

Oct 14, 2019 09:13 PM #55
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Beth Atalay
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Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, I honestly had no expectations when I first joined ActiveRain. It is the people, great friends, the genuine care for each other to make this platform what it is today. I am thankful that our paths crossed.

Oct 15, 2019 07:33 AM #56
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Raymond Henson
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Thank you for showcasing some of the other writers on ActiveRain.  What a nice surprise for them getting acknowledged for their skills.

Oct 15, 2019 10:31 AM #57
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Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Patricia,

You and I both love to learn, thanks for sharing these posts.

Oct 15, 2019 10:18 PM #58
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Honestly, I might not be in Active Rain right now if it weren't for the friendships I've made. They are priceless.  I do appreciate all the of the great writing and sharing, and, as you mention, you can learn so much on any given day. 

Oct 19, 2019 07:13 AM #59
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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You said it well.  Not sure if this was featured or not, but it should be.  Love the picture and I bet that was a fun trip.

Oct 19, 2019 04:30 PM #60
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, I love this and I love you too, Patricia! You know, we all started for such different reasons - mostly to build our businesses. I've gotten a ton of referrals from here and sent out many as well but, the friendships can never be replaced - they're absolutely priceless - and that's why I dig in to help keep this community invigorated!

It's impossible to get to everyone every day, even every week but, there are so many that, like you, I know if I called, they would be there for me any time of the day or night - and I would do the same. You simply can't put a price on that.

Oct 25, 2019 06:58 PM #61
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Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Sometimes we start with one goal and end up with a different blessing. Thanks for sharing this Patricia.

Oct 26, 2019 11:16 AM #62
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Beth Atalay - My heart is filled with gratitude because of the connections I've made on ActiveRain, especially with you. When I think back to the people on AR who were here during the tough times and didn't give up, it makes me thankful we pulled each other up during some of the toughest periods in real estate history. I don't even want to imagine what life would have been like, if I had not discovered ActiveRain and the people who gave me motivation, inspiration, and their own educational stories.

Oct 29, 2019 11:07 AM #63
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Raymond Henson - Everyone has their own stories and sometimes, there is that one story here on ActiveRain we read on a day we needed it most that can create possibilities and the hope we needed that we couldn't even verbalize. 

I am glad we connected.

Oct 29, 2019 11:11 AM #64
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! - Setting aside quality time to learn and appreciate the gift of knowledge that is shared in print that resonates with us is the magic of ActiveRain.

Michelle, you are magical and appreciated.

Oct 29, 2019 11:16 AM #65
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I know exactly what you mean. It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own personal lives when it has nothing to do with real estate or business and then feel guilty because what you have to offer is perhaps, nothing....

Resisting the temptation to air our dirty laundry or feeling tempted to share something bad that someone else did takes a lot of self-control. And then there are days when all you want to be is be far removed from life's problems and the first thing you read is not so nice... well, that isn't very encouraging or insightful either.

I think there is a reason why we follow certain people - they just make us feel good and their heart is in the right place. For people like that, people like the two of you, I count my blessings. ActiveRain does provide an abudance of blessings, doesn't it? When I say, I am thankful for you, I honestly mean it. 

Oct 29, 2019 11:28 AM #66
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Selling Homes Changing Lives

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - Yes! It was featured, and I am grateful. That trip was very special to me. Sometimes, it just takes poking your head out to see something different and that's what makes all the difference. 

Isn't it amazing how about 80% of us didn't know what to expect when we started blogging on ActiveRain or where it would lead us to? And then we found wonderful people, people EXACTLY like YOU! This business of Social Media for people in the Real Estate Industry gives each one of us an opportunity to renegotiate the roles in our relationship to others according to each others needs or our willingness to set time aside and reciprocate. 

So how are you doing? Please know, you are appreciated. 

Writing is an art, a gift, an invitation to connect with another human being. It's the words or the photographs that touches us within. 

Oct 29, 2019 11:38 AM #67
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - There honestly isn't a pricetag you can put on friendship. You nailed that one, for sure! Even to this day, I'm reminded of the time I was sitting on a couch at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center next to Lisa Von Domek and saw the back of your head in the distance and whispered to her, is that Debe Maxwell in the pink jacket and cowgirl boots? And she said, I think it is, let me go see, and she did. Then you came over and sat next to me.  That was special because for some reason (perhaps divine intervention) your energy waves came straight towards me! For that, and many, many reasons, I am glad! 

As you know, there are some things you just can't make up! Something you have that is very powerful is your magnetic personality. How you use time is beyond human capacity or understanding. I don't think anyone would disagree. 

Whatever positive outlook you have that boosts the immune system in others is working for the greater good and that's what gives you the strength and courage to do so much for so many. Thank you. 

Oct 29, 2019 11:58 AM #68
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! - Your words really touched my soul. You truly are a blessing to be shared and I am thankful you are here on ActiveRain. 

Oct 29, 2019 12:00 PM #69
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
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Dear Beth Atalay - I love what you said! "Most of us will never have the opportunity to meet in person but that doesn't mean there's no connection. That connection and true care will last a lifetime." 

ActiveRain isn't just Social Media, it's the voice of genuine people and sometimes you have to sift through a lot of articles to find the authentic ones that become more than just an article, they become real people, true connections because their words, and the meanings behind their words, are consistent and genuine. We don't have to meet in person to figure that out, we just know it, the same way authors are chosen to be on the NY Best Sellers lists. To be a great writer, it's all about the audience and who they choose because they feel truth, understanding, and they connect as readers to the author. What it all boils down to is, effective communication connects to the heart and sometimes words make all the difference to the struggles others have, and nobody else knows or understands. 

Yes Beth - you ARE a blessing!

Oct 29, 2019 12:16 PM #70
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Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Patricia,

Thank you for sharing your heart and soul here at ActiveRain!

Oct 29, 2019 12:24 PM #71
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