Thanksgiving Challenge - Thankful for Learning

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Thanksgiving... Today, as we celebrate a National Holiday, I wish you the happiest Thanksgiving Day and to thank you for the gratitude I feel for the things in life that have made me feel safer, healthier, and more successful.

I am thankful... For those in the industry of saving lives by implementing better and safer building construction, roads, and infrastructure, thank you for keeping everyone safer. If you are in the medical field saving lives in crises or rescuing people and animals from loss of life, I am profoundly thankful because you make loved ones more grateful. When it comes to life, there is no greater gift than anything store bought, homemade, or manufactured. For the people with competency skills that teach with truth, honesty, encouragement so that others can learn how important it is to know that doing things right means more to others than just helping them get through a course, continuing education, or making the grade.

Especially Grateful... I feel especially thankful to those instructors who don’t deviate from course materials and lectures substituting text material for opinions or stories about why they differ from what they are supposed to teach and students begin to realize, there is nothing in the materials or handouts that have any connection to what the instructor is saying. To be taught by passionate teachers who understand that forming your own opinion may be interesting, it isn’t the foundation of the basics people need to know who are learning.

Pearls of Wisdom... I would be remiss if I didn’t share something about safety. I am deeply grateful for the driving instructor from Driver’s Ed who gave me the most important lesson about life when I was a student in High School. With just a few words, that man changed my perception of what it means to be behind the wheel. He said, you passed…. Every time you get behind a wheel remember you are a potential killer. Always be aware of your surroundings and never take driving for granted. 

What I learned... As the years went by, I applied what I learned to other things in life I do for a living, such as a sales agent in real estate. My clients are in the driver’s seat and I serve their needs providing guidance and information about things that matter and what they need to know about contract law before they sign, always mindful of what I say and what I do because as a REALTOR®, no matter what I think, the most important thing I can give my clients is following the Code of Ethics.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone... When I say I am thankful, it comes from the heart…Patricia Feager


This is my final entry for the Thanksgiving Challenge 2021 for Debe Maxwell, CRS 

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MBA (University of Dallas)
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
SECI (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (Collge of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)


CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 





Comments (13)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


And I thank you for all the wonderful and inspiring posts you write.  Wishing you a superb rest of the week.  A

Nov 25, 2021 06:25 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - your comment was deeply appreciated. It was the healing touch I needed after surgery a few days ago and thankful it's over. 

Nov 28, 2021 05:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... Happy Thanksgiving Day to you... I'm certainly grateful for our friendship here in the Rain and I learn something every time I read one of your posts.

Nov 25, 2021 06:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - I've learned that people like you come into my life at times when I don't think it was a coincidence and because of you, I'm so much happier. Connecting with you was a gift that rarely comes along. 

Nov 28, 2021 05:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - your post today brought me back to my high school driver education class many decades ago.  It was a "place" I had not visited for some time. 


Words from teachers of all kinds can inspire us.  Sometimes in the moment.  And then there are those occasions when they are remembered for other reasons.   


I don't particularly recall any such words from the instructors(we had two) but the advice that comes to your mind in this post is always good as drivers need to be and  stay aware.  

Nov 25, 2021 08:01 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - starting as a child I sat in the backseat of too many cars where my feet couldn't touch the floor and I'd pray while the driver was drunk behind the wheel. I never knew how I survived. 

Before getting my Driver's License it began as a ticket to freedom. Those words by my instructor pierced through my heart and brought in my reality as it flood my mind with memories. To this day I remembered what he said and I'm very aware of drivers and my surroundings.

My cousin's daughter was killed while she and her friends from college were drinking and driving. She was the only one that died but the others were critically injured. It was a painful lesson for the schools and community.  

Nov 28, 2021 05:31 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I hope you have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving today

Nov 25, 2021 09:43 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

George Souto - thank you for your blessings. May you and your family continue to live in an abundance of blessings. 

Nov 28, 2021 05:33 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Happy Thanksgiving Patricia! I, too, had a few wonderful teachers in my life who had quite the impact on me, most recently the CIPS professor, and I am grateful to all. 

Nov 25, 2021 10:06 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Andrea Bedard - CIPS is a tough course! There's a lot to learn from CIPS and it's best to learn from the wonderful teachers who teach to learn. I wish you the best in your new CIPS designation! It's something I wanted but learned quickly, just because you want something, doesn't mean you should get it, if the level of competency is above your comprehension. I am very proud of you and happy for your success!

Nov 28, 2021 05:35 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

Happy Thanksgiving, Patricia.
Your driver's ed story reminded me of my motorcycle safety class. The instructor told us to drive as though we are invisible to other drivers because they might not see us! That always stuck with me.  

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, Patricia.

Nov 25, 2021 10:51 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Carol Williams - That was good advice! When my spouse was alive he warned me about keeping the distance from motorcycle drivers and trucks! I am always in fear when I see other driver's too close or driving recklessly around motorcycles or especially six-wheelers who can't see you when you pass. I do believe that when something sticks so hard and you know it's true, it worth passing on to others. 

Nov 28, 2021 05:40 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I can say “yes” to all of the things you are thankful for in this post.  Over the moon thankful for instructors that actually teach and do not deviate to shove their personal agenda.


Happy Thanksgiving Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  

Nov 25, 2021 11:18 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - I hope you had a meaningful Thanksgiving and that you receive an abundance of blessings. 
It is unfortunate when instructors hold the right to teach but have their own agendas. It's such a disservice and unfortunately happens more often than we think. For example, I recently caught up with an old friend whom I haven't seen in about 20 years. She is the same age as my daughter and teaches history in the local schools in my area. We got on the topic of a sensitive subject about a time period where I lived through those life events, and I knew she wasn't even alive; but was telling me things that weren't true. I don't know if I'll ever see her again, but she scared me as I listened to hear false naratives. When I tried to share my experience, and how it differed, she gave me the look.... Yep, I don't think she'll be contacting me again soon. 

Nov 28, 2021 05:46 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, we always seem to be on the same page, Patricia! Like you, I am thankful for learning and for those who don't inject their personal 'beliefs' into their lessons. 

LOVE what your driver's ed teacher said - that is SO true! What is so commendable is that you remember what he said all these years later. I don't even remember what my DE instructor looked like, muchless anything he said!! LOL

Thank you so much for sharing so much of you with us during this month's challenge. Your posts always inspire me to be a better writer - you are AMAZING!

Nov 25, 2021 07:00 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I know that you are a student of life and I am glad that you are since I always learn so much from your blog posts!

Nov 26, 2021 05:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning Patricia! This post covered a lot of things to be grateful for. Teachers who teach and let us make our own opinions, people who give us lessons that stay with us forever like the driving instructor, and the ability for continuous learning!

I hope your day-after-Thanksgiving is wonderful!

Nov 26, 2021 05:25 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Happy Thanksgiving to you and there is nothing more to be said you said it all, so glad we got to know each other on this platform, Endre

Nov 26, 2021 10:04 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Patricia!  I am thankful for old friends like you! :)

Nov 27, 2021 12:27 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Hope your Thanksgiving weekend has been wonderful so far Patricia! Am so grateful to have met you here.

Nov 27, 2021 06:17 PM