2021: 10 Days of Thanksgiving (Day 10)

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"May your heart be full of love, your pockets full of gold, and your home filled with happiness until you grow old". 

Today I wanted to wrap up the 10 Days of Thanksgiving for the 2021 November Challenge but it appears my treasure chest runneth over and they can't be contained. 

I've written about 9 things I am thankful for over the last few days but there is so much more that is to spilling out. 

There are hundreds of other things I could write about but there are two things I haven't emphasized enough and have truly changed my life. This brings me full circle from Day 1:

1) ActiveRain:  I can't even begin to express how grateful I am for this community. The relationships developed over the last few years are like gold to me... better than gold.  It's hard to believe that such strong bonds could develop simply through a connection on a blogging platform. I mean really! When you joined ActiveRain did you in your wildest dreams think you would find more "family" here?

I've had the opportunity to meet so many of you in person and what a blessing that has been.  There are so many more of you I would love to meet! Don't be surprised if you get a call that I'm coming to YOUR town.  You are all gold nuggets to me.

2) My Golfing Friends. I have some amazing golfing friends here at home and the road trip I just returned from added to that treasure chest of friends.   I had so much fun meeting so many new golfers and playing courses I never would have played if not for their connections. Traveling around the country meeting new people and enjoying something we all love... well, it doesn't get any better than that!

My ActiveRain connections and my golf connections are what made the bucket list trip of my dreams a success beyond my wildest imagination.  It's a trip I will never forget.

Sending my very best wishes for a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving Day to you all as my treasure chest runneth over with thanks!

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Comments (34)

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

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
The "Rainships" have certainly been an unexpected blessing! Now I can't imagine life without them. 😊

Nov 25, 2021 11:47 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Your treasure chest is full my dear!  Between AR and your golfing buddies you're living in heaven!!

Nov 25, 2021 01:12 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, what a lovely post, Carol! I am SO happy that I have had the opportunity to meet you - both via 'social media,' via ZOOM and live and in-person!

 

You are so right - we are like family and I NEVER, in a million years, would have thought that this place would have completely changed my perception of the internet. I was SO afraid to make a comment or write a post when I first found AR. It took 6+ MONTHS for me to do so! Of course, the community embraces newbies (or did back in the day!) and I've never looked back. I'm so thankful that I didn't - I would never had met you had I shied away from here...and I'm thankful for YOU! 

Thank you for participating in this month's challenge with your wonderful posts and thank you for being such an integral part of this community. We would not be the same without you! 😘

Nov 25, 2021 07:11 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You have inspired many of us with your spirit of Thankfulness Carol 🙂

Nov 25, 2021 10:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well Carol this is an awesome Thanksgiving Post indeed, I am not a golfer so I must fall into the other category:)Endre

Nov 25, 2021 10:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Carol... trust you had a lovely day yesterday... while I don't golf, it makes my heart feel good to know how much pleasure you get from it and from your golfing friendships.

Nov 26, 2021 05:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Carol.

Take care, be safe and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Nov 26, 2021 05:52 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 Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 
Indeed. Heaven on Earth.

Nov 26, 2021 07:25 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 Debe Maxwell, CRS 
I think we were all a bit intimidated in the beginning. I have always been impressed with the quality of people on this platform. I remember the early days of ActiveRain but, honestly, I find it just as valuable now... but in a different way.  You so clearly said it in your own post that you get out what you put in.  Those who "put in" are thriving.  We'll be back on turbo when the platform software upgrade is complete and it's fully functioning again.

Nov 26, 2021 07:33 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

Thank you, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 
I hope I've also inspired members to get out and meet each other in person.  😊

Nov 26, 2021 07:34 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 Endre Barath, Jr. 
There aren't many members who fit in both categories, at least not the ones I've met.

Nov 26, 2021 07:35 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 Nina Hollander, Broker 
Yes, I had a very nice day yesterday. I don't get the impression you're much of a TV watcher but if you've ever watched the program "Young Sheldon", I had dinner with a 14-year old boy yesterday who is just like young Sheldon! He was so delightful. 

I trust you had a nice day, as well. 

Nov 26, 2021 07:50 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

Thank you, Roy Kelley 
I hope you have a nice weekend as well!

Nov 26, 2021 07:51 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

My pockets are filled with sunshine, Carol. Hope your Thanksgiving Day was a wonderful one!

Nov 26, 2021 09:31 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

p.s. Hope you will be getting some golf in soon!

Nov 26, 2021 09:32 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- where on earth would we find a blogging platform or other social media like ActiveRain?  No where!  Ideally, gratitude is a two-way street. You are grateful for us and in turn, we are very grateful for you. 

Nov 26, 2021 05:52 PM
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 Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
I know you and Mike are having fun hanging out IN the sunshine with Candice A. Donofrio who IS sunshine in her own right.

Probably no more golf for me for a while... until I get to Florida in February.

Nov 27, 2021 06:07 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

Good morning Kathy Streib 
Remember how the Ringling Bros Circus was referred to as "The Greatest Show on Earth"? Well, ActiveRain is "The Greatest Blogging Community on Earth". Do you think it will last 146 years like the circus did? Only 131 years to go.   😊

Nov 27, 2021 06:13 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Carol - so glad that we have gotten to know you better during your epic trip.

Nov 27, 2021 06:15 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

Good morning Grant Schneider 
I was so glad to meet you and Phyllis, Ed, George, and Dagny in Danbury. I appreciate you all making the effort to get there.  It was a fun time.

Nov 27, 2021 06:18 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Great quote! Our communities we join, create or are born into seem to be the source of much of who we are and how we are. It's a good life.

Nov 28, 2021 09:42 AM