Thankful Challenge 2020 - Things We're Grateful For

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors
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  We are both grateful for 2020. Our multi-generational home has functioned at its highest purpose and we have kept mom healthy and in good spirits. She  especially enjoyed outdoor visits with family members during the warmer months. Plus, with five of us in the house, we are better able to turn a football game, or a holiday, into a festive event. 

 

 

Our 7 month-old golden boy, Finnegan, is a great gift of 2020. Having a puppy filled with joyful exuberance keeps us entertained and playful. Plus, we have to stay focused to ensure he gets the proper guidance as he grows older, and bigger. He's quite an affectionate guy too, and provides us with a lot of relaxing comfort. 

 

 

Another unexpected gift from 2020 is my youngest son and his family, including three grandchildren, moving back to the Portland (Oregon) area. Since many large companies are choosing to structure office environments differently, he is able to work from home. While we enjoyed visiting them in San Francisco, it is so great to have them within an hour drive. 

 


 

2020 has also been a year of deep reflection. We think people's character has been on full display and it's been eye-opening. Observing the different priorities and paths people choose can often help us better define our own direction. We are grateful for the reveal. 

 

 

This year has also reinforced our belief that when we have each other, we have everything. There's great joy in cooking and gardening together, working side-by-side on projects, and discussing the world through one another's eyes.  This much we know for certain, together, we can weather any storm.  And, 2020 has certainly been one heck of a storm. 

 

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS for the Thankful Challenge for November 2020.

 

 

 

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Brian England
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So many wonderful things to be thankful for and I am happy to hear about your Mom being so healthy!  Also, your grandkids have beautiful smiles!

Nov 18, 2020 04:18 AM #22
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Joe Jackson
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Wonderful post  Be Thanksful!

Nov 18, 2020 05:14 AM #23
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Sondra Meyer:
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Thank you for taking time to share your reflections, pictures and the things that you can be thankful for in 2020.    Hopefully you post will help remind others how much we have to be thankful for.    

Each of the pictures are awesome in their own ways.  

 

Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving - 2020 style.  

Nov 18, 2020 05:27 AM #24
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Kat Palmiotti
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What a fantastic post, and I love all your photos! 

 

Nov 18, 2020 05:56 AM #25
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Jeff Dowler, CRS thanks again for the challenge this month. D

Nov 18, 2020 06:55 AM #26
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HI Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker we do feel quite lucky to have found one another and enjoy our life together. 

Nov 18, 2020 06:56 AM #27
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No kidding Myrl Jeffcoat - we have found ourselves saying "Wow, really?" a whole lot this year. 

Nov 18, 2020 06:57 AM #28
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Thank you for the feature too Myrl Jeffcoat - we both appreciate it. D

Nov 18, 2020 06:58 AM #29
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Vani Murthy, CPA - they say alot of dogs have been adopted and purchased this year. They have been a blessing to many families. And I also agree with you, a focus on gratitude is a good practice - pandemic or not! 

Nov 18, 2020 06:59 AM #30
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Kathy Streib - I love the way you put it, "not letting life design it for us."  You are a good friend in the Rain and we both appreciate you. D

Nov 18, 2020 07:05 AM #31
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Debra Leisek You are so right! The top photo should be a photo of mom, I'll fix that now.  Thank you.  D

Nov 18, 2020 07:06 AM #32
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Thanks Kris Collis, Associate Broker - Finnegan will keep growing for another 8 months to a year - hard to believe as he's gettting so big. Thank you for your kind and gracious comment. We feel blessed. D

Nov 18, 2020 07:09 AM #33
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Hi there Sham Reddy CRS  always good to see you. D

Nov 18, 2020 07:12 AM #34
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Brian England the grands are adorable for sure. We are lucky - and yes, mom's health is something to be so thankful for every day. 

Nov 18, 2020 07:12 AM #35
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Joe Jackson and after this crazy year, and when the pandemic fades into a memory, the thanks will continue. D

Nov 18, 2020 07:13 AM #36
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Sondra Meyer: thank you, and it's so wonderful to see you in the Rain. Hope life is being very kind to you. 

Nov 18, 2020 07:14 AM #37
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Kat Palmiotti thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed them. D

Nov 18, 2020 07:15 AM #38
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Congratulations on your feature recognition.

Take care be safe and enjoy the holiday season.

Nov 18, 2020 09:41 AM #39
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, this is a beautiful post, I wish everyone would be so lucky to read it. Your message is very clear, when we have each other, we have everything. BTW, I'm in love with Finnegan! 

Nov 18, 2020 11:29 AM #40
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

What an inspiring post! I love all the photos and the sentiments. You are right when you have each other you have everything! Finnegan has really been a gift to all of you..enjoy Thanksgiving.

Nov 19, 2020 06:42 AM #41
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