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.