Don't think Why, But Why Not!

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Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

Every once in a while, we have an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.  We don’t know when that will happen or who will cross our paths at that moment in time.  When that particular time occurs, we need to stop and be still. Recognize that this is a time we need to be fully aware.  Be fully aware of who is impacted and why. 

Having recently had such a time occur, I can say that without hesitation I moved forward.  The moment wasn’t free and it wasn’t cheap.  It was a time to recognize that someone very near to me needed me.  They needed my guidance and my expertise.

I’m not talking about a client.  I’m not talking about a prospective client.  This is someone I already knew, in fact for 57 years.

In that moment in time, there wasn’t a particular thought as to why, but why not.  In these times, rise above and recognize that someone needs us.  They need us for wherewithal to make a decision in an instant to make things happen, for the better.

Helping others without a thought of why, by why not is the real reason why we should exist.  If we don’t help others, there will always be the biggest gap in the haves and the have nots. 

Making a leap of personal sacrifice is sometimes the way to say we give a damn!  It's still overwhelming to think that someone could lose everything.  Having an address is something we emotionally cling to.  Not having that space and place is devastating.   

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Comments (37)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

When someone reaches out, especially someone we have known for years, it's not a matter of when but how soon do they need us

Dec 05, 2021 04:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jan I would have missed this great post if it was not for Kathy Streib  and I can say is what a powerful post and this sentence just resonated with me:

Helping others without a thought of why, by why not is the real reason why we should exist.  If we don’t help others, there will always be the biggest gap in the haves and the have nots. 

 

Dec 05, 2021 11:43 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Having someone that we can lean on is a gift. SOmetimes being that person leaned upon is an even greater gift

Dec 06, 2021 10:18 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Ron and Alexandra Seigel thank you so much for reading and your thoughts.  Helping makes a difference in the lives of others! 

Dec 06, 2021 11:56 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Eric Bouler thank you for the follow.  I've been to New Orleans a few times when I lived in Alabama.  I still remember attending the Sugar Bowl 1/2/92!  It was crazy night with the Tide playing Auburn.  Of course we know who won! -

Dec 06, 2021 11:57 AM
Eric Bouler

I went to Alabama in 1966 and transfered to LSU in Jan 1968


Dec 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Bob!  Yes, I just made up my mind in an instant!  Sometimes we have that capability and other times we waffle.  

Dec 06, 2021 11:58 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I know you and Gary are so helpful and provide inspiration to others.  I'm a happy receipient of your inspiring spirit! 

Dec 06, 2021 11:59 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Awww thanks sweetie!

Dec 06, 2021 03:29 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for commenting Endre Barath, Jr. .  It's been almost a year since I made that gesture for someone else and thinking about it and the gift just hit my spirit at the keyboard.  I'm still reminded of what that meant for that specific person, and how it effected others who witnessed it.  It wasn't in Arizona so no one here knows, except maybe a couple friends, so no business benefit whatsoever.  It was just the right thing to do at that point in time.   Happy Holidays to you and Diane!

Dec 06, 2021 12:01 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Michael Jacobs !  Coming from you, that's a nice compliment :)  Happy Holidays to you! 

Dec 06, 2021 12:02 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Sometimes the right time aligns Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty and the choice is easy.  Other times it's not so easy.  But when it comes to using our expertise to help others - that's easy!-

Dec 06, 2021 12:03 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Kathy Streib I agree 100%!  When it comes to doing what we can to help others, sometimes it's crystal clear.  There have been other times when I've waffled, but this time it was a direct phone call immediately after learning of a circumstance.  And after that, I used my expertise and made funds available. It's that simple when you learn of someone's dire need.   This was almost a year ago, but as I told Endre, all of a sudden a post was written as I felt inspired during this holiday season.  Giving doesn't have to be difficult!   Happy Holidays and thank you for the feature!

Dec 06, 2021 12:05 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I'm glad that was helpful Grant Schneider !  It's a great time of year to feel grateful and help others. Happy Holidays!

Dec 06, 2021 12:06 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you so much Carol Williams !  I would love to be off-grid, but not in solarity confinement.  Living in an off-grid home doesn't necessarily mean isolation though.  If a home is located in a county island here, without city jurisdiction, it's easier to unplug from the grid if you have solar and a battery back-up.  County islands here are sprinkled through each city and then on the outskirts of town, so not as much isolation.  Thank you for reading and commenting. Happy Holidays!

Dec 06, 2021 12:08 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Wayne Martin I"m sure there are instances for you that are clearer than others!  Thank you for commenting! 

Thank you for commenting Dorie Dillard Austin TX  and thank you for the compliment.  I"m glad you appreciated the post!

Kat Palmiotti thank you for reading and commenting!  You too! 

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® !  Have a great Holiday!

Thank you Roy Kelley !  I appreciate your compliment!

 

Dec 06, 2021 12:11 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS !  Helen Keller has some very powerful insights and I love sharing them.  This one jumped off the page!  

So true Ed Silva !  It doesn't take much to jump into action.  

Dec 06, 2021 12:13 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You are right Rocky Dickerson !  This "gift" is another state and there are only a couple friends in AZ that know if this so the gift is personal.  Using our expertise to help someone else is the gift actually when you think about it.  Because I've spent so many years in RE, finance, and other fields that benefit real estate, that's the bonus.  I appreciate your comments! 

Dec 06, 2021 12:15 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Then you know the rivalry Eric Bouler !  At that time in Huntsville, an employee had played for Bear Bryant and his son played for Alabama.  When there were no roomsfor the game, we had a room.  When there were no tickets to the game, we had tickets. Doors open when you know someone!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Dec 06, 2021 12:16 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

So glad I found this via Kathy's post. What a beautiful and encouraging post.

Dec 07, 2021 12:06 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for reading and for your comments!  The winter holidays are about being grateful for what we have, which was part of the inspiration for writing this post.  This actually took place in January, 2021, but I didn't write about it unti now.  I thought it might be self-serving, but I'm very glad you found it inspirational.  Have a wonderful Holiday Season!  

Dec 08, 2021 01:47 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Han and sorry I missed this the first time around, it took Roy Kelley to come over here.

Dec 13, 2021 07:37 AM