November is a Good Month to Make A Difference

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

PONDER THIS… Veteran’s Day, also historically known as Armistice Day is commemorated on November 11th, as the cessation of hostilities in WW1 which went into effect 103 years ago on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the year 1918.   

On November 11th of each year, we honor all American Veterans of all wars for their sacrifices, patriotism, and willingness to serve for the greater good. A soldier knows there is no greater sacrifice than to lay down your life for another because that is what love of country means.

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” ---Abraham Lincoln.

The month of November has many golden opportunities to give back to others in need, whether they served or not. Without our Military, many bridges wouldn’t have been crossed. Everyone needs to STOP burning bridges. We can start with giving back a smile to people you meet. A simple smile might be the only gift a stranger receives this holiday season. Letting someone in a hurry go ahead of you. Paying for a cup of coffee or groceries for the person behind you in advance. Making a donation to a charity in need. Asking a senior if you can help them in some way.

Since the pandemic, with or without a mask, smiles are in higher demand now more than ever in our lifetime. You never know how priceless a smile is to another human being but the eyes know it. When helping hands reach out to another, it can make a sizeable difference. And it doesn’t have to cost any amount of currency.

Right now, thousands of people on earth within a radius of 100 miles or less are in need of a helping hand or just a smile. An instant smile or making a phone call can prevent some stranger from contemplating suicide – I know for a fact, this is true. Donating to charity to faces unknown is noble, but it’s the faces in your neighborhood from people who would never ask that may be more desperate than you know.

November is associated with Thanksgiving Day and giving thanks. It is the season to reflect and be mindful of those around you. Not everyone has family or reasons to be thankful or even a Thanksgiving meal. Gratitude goes beyond one day set aside to celebrate the holiday. The time to give thanks to our Veterans and honor those who served is more appreciated today than all the years from previous wars. It's the invisible people who are real, right in our country now who are suffering that needs hope. Prayer and gratitude go a long way. You just might be the reason why hope matters. Be thankful. Have gratitude. Be merciful. Give back ---blog post by Patricia Feager 

 

More to Ponder...

"Whatever we believe about how we got to be the extraordinary

creatures we are today is far less important than bringing our intellect

to bear on how do we get together now around the world and get out of the mess

that we've made. That's the key thing now. Never mind how we got

to be who we are." ---Jane Goodall

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Comments (35)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ,

I'm so glad to see this artfully crafted post featured. Freedom comes at a price and we need to stop and take a moment to give thanks and how we can make a difference in other's lives. I love the quote by Jane Godall..perfect ending to a gracious post.

Nov 07, 2021 05:18 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We take so much for granted and yes, that smile can be a positive, but also looking beyond the smile to see if there is pain in the eyes from need can be a much bigger incentive t help.

We should honor all that served as freedom comes at a high price and fixing what is definitely broken is something we can all do

Nov 07, 2021 05:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... as always, a lovely and thoughtful post from you. And while I love how November and the Thanksgiving season makes us all more aware of giving and sharing... it's a message that is appropriate for each month of the year.

Nov 07, 2021 05:42 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. it was a year or two after 9/11 when I went to visit my daughter and I brought "THE TEN TRUSTS" along to read while I was going to be alone while she had to work. When I stepped away from reading, my daughter's cat was sitting down next to the book looking down at Jane's picture and it looked like her cat was kissing Jane on the head. I was able to snap that photograph and send it to my daughter with a thank you card and the gift of the book THE TEN TRUSTS. She still reads it and thanks me. She loves cats and all animals and even volunteers to groom horses and help out at the zoo. 

Nov 07, 2021 07:26 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - I think we'd see a healthier society if more people fasted from SM and the Media and got out more to walk and meet new people building relationships.

Nov 07, 2021 07:33 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - I know for certain that when it comes to volunteering you do that without any incentives. It's who you are. Your focus is on nature, sustainability, helping others, and immersion into your beautiful State Montana. I cherish your friendship. 

Nov 07, 2021 07:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - kindness, graitutde, and renewable energy started from the beginning of the creation. Time and time again, we need to be reminded that there is a direct link between people, creatures on earth, plants, and the universe. 

Nov 07, 2021 07:39 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector - WOW! That was a powerful lesson you received from your mom who shared with you what the friend of the family thought of you. It was valuable lesson and you took it to heart; subsequently, you changed for the greater good. Sometimes, we all need a wake-up call, like  you did with your heart. Life is good when there are neighbors and friends like you Scott. I find you to be a powerful influencer of faith, hope, and charity. May you and your family be blessed. 

Nov 07, 2021 07:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - It's such a joy when you stop by on ActiveRain. Thank you for the compliment and acknowledging that freedom has a price because it is so true. Here in DFW I'm seeing a lot of young men and women wearing prosthetic body parts. I am assuming they are war heroes who hold their heads high and goes on with life. Still in all, my heart goes out to wounded warriors and those invisible scars called PTSD that so many families suffer from because there really is a domino effect and PTSD trickles down to loved ones and caregivers. 

Nov 07, 2021 07:55 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - As you so wisely explained, the eyes tell all when there is pain and sorrow. The eyes speak loudly. We need to pay attention to eyes and include them as part of non-verbal communication. 

There sure is a lot more that we can do to help others. It doesn't have to take a credit card, cash, or an invoice to charge people just to fix a broken heart because of sickness, lonliness or sorrow.

Nov 07, 2021 08:07 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - so true! How can I help others today could be a question we ask ourselves each and everyday. 

Thank you! Your comments are always so positive and appreciated. 

Nov 07, 2021 08:09 AM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Nice to have a post Featured, Congratulations! November 11th Rememberance Day is the same here remembering those that have scarficed their lives so we have the freedom we enjoy today.

Stay Safe, have a fun and Successful week!

Nov 07, 2021 11:32 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation - Thank you! 

BC & USA all the way!!! Veterans are very special people. Always and forever we shall remember them. I wish you and your country all the best. 

Nov 07, 2021 04:35 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Thank for you for an awesome post.

 

Nov 08, 2021 06:58 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ginger Harper - Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog post. 

With sincere appreciation,

Patricia

Nov 08, 2021 09:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an excellent post to share.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Nov 08, 2021 11:05 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Powerful words. I would love to see you get this published in news media, etc.  

Nov 08, 2021 03:03 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - Thank you Roy. By the way, I still remember that photogaph you posted a few times of you as a little boy wearing a military uniform. If is a very special photo. 

Nov 08, 2021 04:11 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wendy Rulnick - Thank you. I am flattered. I appreciate the comment. 

Nov 08, 2021 04:12 PM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

So true.  A simple act of kindness is so easy.  We may never know how it has affected someone in need, but they will know and remember.  

Feb 03, 2022 07:43 AM