Flexing the Holly-jolly Muscle!

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Flexing the Holly-jolly Muscle!

 

While the holiday season is wondrous to most, there are people struggling from separation, grieving over losing a loved one, in poor health or financially challenged.

 

Service to others tends to be dually rewarded. The giver feels good about performing a selfless, caring act, while the receiver is blessed with an uplifting boost to the spirits. 

 

Here are 5 things that can bring a smile:

 

1. Buy coffee for the person in front of you. While starting a conversation with the Barista or people ordering hot concoctions along with a tasty scone, cake pop or breakfast sandwich, pay it forward in line. The no-ties gesture will be most appreciated by all.

 

2. Deliver a plate those in your neighborhood. Baking and cooking sweet, holiday treats are meant to be shared with others. You never know the impact made when surprising someone unexpectedly. There is joy in giving something of yourself, especially food!

 

3. Send out greeting cards with a special, handwritten note. Everyone enjoys getting Christmas greetings through the mail. Personalize each one, then hand-address and sign. Once opened, they are guaranteed to lift the corners of the mouth upward!

 

4. Buy a meal for a hard working roadside crew. City workers or county employees are often called out on emergencies to repair utilities at a moment's notice. They may be hungry, tired or both and feeding them can greatly change the direction of their moods.

 

5. Invite a few friends over for some Christmas cheer! While everyone rushes around, doing for and thinking of others, close friends may need a break. Make some hot toddies, offer tasty treats, light the fire pit and sing some Christmas carols, karaoke style.

 

Of course, the generosity muscle can be flexed all year long, especially when there is a need to be fulfilled. Do not wait for others to lead the way, that path can be forged quite easily on your own.

 

Merry Christmas to all!

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Questions regarding Washington County, Utah residential real estate? Glad to help because Wanda Can! You may reach me at 435-632-9374 or wanda@buynsellutah.com.

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Comments (16)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I do not want to get arrested for inviting people over (lol)...but other than that, this is a great list 

Dec 13, 2020 08:08 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wanda -  sometimes giving a smile or offering a kind word can work wonders and present all sorts of returns of the very best kind.  

Dec 13, 2020 08:12 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Call it a protest and you'll be just fine Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty! Of course, you may get some univited guests wanting to start some real trouble! LOL

Dec 13, 2020 08:34 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Simple gestures are best felt and may have a huge impact when they are sincere Michael Jacobs. Happy Sunday to you!

Dec 13, 2020 08:36 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Well Wandy I am well into our plan for flexing our holly-jolly muscle.  Taking cookies over to a neighbor (while listing his home) then it's off to putting together a Christmas surprise bag for some of our dearest friends.  She's got cancer and we're going to bring a lot of Christmas Cheer to brighten up their new home.  She's not up to doing anything so Santa is doing it! Of course we'll be wearing our holly-jolly hats.....and masks this year!!

Dec 13, 2020 09:48 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, that is what it's about Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, giving when there is a need. Flex that well-honed holly-jolly muscle!

Dec 13, 2020 10:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wanda,

What a wonderful list of suggestions.  Wishing a great rest of Sunday, and a joyous week ahead.  A

Dec 13, 2020 10:16 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

All great suggestions and all better when you are also handing out fresh masks as well.

Dec 13, 2020 10:16 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Wanda,
I've always contended when you're feeling down, looking for a way to bring a smile to someone else is the best medicine. 

Dec 13, 2020 10:58 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My hubby is going to be baking this year and I plan to drop off a plate of cookies at our local firehouse.  It's become an annual tradition.

Dec 13, 2020 01:16 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Wishing you the very same Ron and Alexandra Seigel and beyond! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here, there and everywhere.

Dec 13, 2020 01:19 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Have done that as well Ed Silva!

Dec 13, 2020 01:33 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Volunteering does that for me when a little low on the positivity scale Carol Williams, it is 'heart' healthy for sure!

Dec 13, 2020 01:34 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Smiles all around Tammy Lankford, when doing something special for others!

Dec 13, 2020 01:34 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great ideas Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! just spoke to a friend of mine who is a driver for UPS. The highlight of her day is one lady who gives her a cold Dr. Pepper anytime she delivers there.

Dec 13, 2020 04:25 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

A gesture, no matter how small is appreciated by most people Rocky Dickerson. UPS, USPS and other delivery people are hustling this time of year and are very much appreciated for delivering the goods!

Dec 14, 2020 02:41 PM