Christmas Season Miracles | Spreading Joy

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA DRE#01366594

Carol Williams and Andrea Bedard challenged the ActiveRain community in the December Challenge: 'Tis the Season for Miracles & Scares to “spread some joy and share a Christmas season miracle.”

It can be a personal miracle or a professional one, it just must be tied to the holidays in any way we are celebrating in December.

The “holidays” mean different things to different people. People celebrate holidays in different “untraditional” ways as well as traditional Christian and/or “religious” ways.

For the context of this post, “miracle” defined by Oxford Languages is a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences.

I celebrate, not only in December but every day of the year, all the miracles that occur in my life and all around me. So many miracles big and small both personal and professional.

On December 1, 2021, I experienced a personal miracle of forgiveness and acceptance after so many long years of misunderstanding. This miracle is transformational and brings very welcome consequences. There is no doubt in my mind that divinity and providence delivered this miracle.

December 3, 2021, I was having lunch with a friend when someone walked in. If you could have seen the look on their face as they did a double and triple take to confirm it was me.  What are the odds that 9+ years later I would be at that restaurant at that exact time to experience such a “chance” encounter? This was someone who did me wrong. Very. Wrong. Using a little humor here.  The true miracle is that I did not say what I was thinking to this person. I greeted them with kindness and grace and wished them a Merry Christmas. 

This December 2021 I am celebrating my accomplishment of serving so many probate and trust real estate clients who hired me to list their homes. I am so blessed to work with so many wonderful people. 

I spread the joy of the season by offering small gifts of gratitude ($$$) to the people who do my hair and nails. It is the season of giving. Receiving for so many may be experienced as a miracle. Miracles are about what we give as well as what we receive. It feels so good to give. To give is to receive the blessing of the holiday season. 

All past clients receive a Happy New Year Card with a handwritten personalized note.

I will personally deliver a box of chocolates to my optometrist, dentist, internist, and CPA.

Several of my close personal friends will receive a small gift to celebrate the joy of the season and the blessings we share together all throughout the year!

Many phone calls will be made to people near and far to hear about the miracles in their life and how they are spreading the joy of the season.

If I wait any longer to write my entry to this post it will be too long for most to read. Miracles happen all the time not just during the holiday season. 


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Comments (19)

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Spread the miracles and "Good News" around this month. Thank you Kathleen. 

Dec 03, 2021 10:26 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you for stopping by Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI - may we all continue to spread the joy all through the new year and beyond. 

Dec 04, 2021 08:06 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Wonderful program, thanks for the share.   It's Saturday, enjoy your weekend. bill

Dec 04, 2021 04:26 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you for stopping by Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog 

Dec 04, 2021 08:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathleen... lovely post and the best thing you said is that miracles can happen at any time, not just in December.

Dec 04, 2021 04:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Miss Nina Hollander, Broker - miracles are all around us. I truly believe that. We just need to open our eyes to see and open our hearts to feek. Thank you for stopping by.

Dec 04, 2021 08:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathleen. Miracles happen all the time when you have no other explanation for the happening that makes any sense. Enjoy your day.

Dec 04, 2021 05:12 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Using a little humor again here Wayne Martin - there are a lot of things happening that do not make any sense ... but those are not of the "miracle" making. Thank you for stopping by.

Dec 04, 2021 08:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist ,

Loved your post. Miracles do happen all year long but many of us are more focused during the holidays.

Dec 04, 2021 05:30 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

I agree Dorie Dillard Austin TX many are more focused during the holidays ... and a perfect time to be focused on miracles. Thank you for stopping by. 

Dec 04, 2021 08:10 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Great example of spreading miracles and spreading joy! 

Dec 04, 2021 06:17 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you Carla Freund 

I appreciate you stopping by. 

Dec 04, 2021 08:10 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Forgiveness and grace are a lovely combination. Sounds like you experienced both during your chance encounter. Bet you felt fantastic! 

Dec 04, 2021 07:20 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

I really did feel fantastic Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD like a giddy school girl. Thank you for stopping by. 


Dec 04, 2021 08:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathleen - moments can become miracles.  And, you're right, they can happen at any time.  

Dec 04, 2021 08:26 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Good Morning Kathleen!  Love your miracle post!  Miracles do happen all the time and I've experienced a big one just recently that saved me a lot of money for which I am vey thankful.  I kept listening to that inner voice that kept saying, have you really thought this through, think again.  It kept popping up and I listened!  I too love that gift of giving, all year and particularily during the Christmas season.  We've got plans in the works and it's so much fun, as you well know!

Dec 04, 2021 09:02 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Michael Jacobs - those moments that cause me to just be in awe ... that gives me so much to ponder are the most fun. 

Dec 04, 2021 09:17 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Miss Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 

So happy for you that you recently experienced a miracle that saved you a lot of money! 

It is fun to give. It does the heart good.  

Thank you for stopping by. 


Dec 04, 2021 09:25 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen my wife makes fudge (she makes the best fudge) and gives it out to her hairdresser, and others who are close friends.  It has gotten to the point that months before December they start asking her if she is going to be bring them her fudge. ☺️

Glad to hear about your gift of forgiveness.

Dec 04, 2021 12:46 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - you are honest, kind, and good. Clearly, there are many good opportunities waiting for us when we do two things, forgive and believe in what we were put here on earth to do. What a beautiful essay on miracles and being a blessing to others. I think you are wonderful. 

Dec 04, 2021 03:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kathleen-I had to admire the miracle of your forgiveness of that person. That is gracious and it's healthier for you!!!   Miracles are all around us if we open ourselves up to it. 

Dec 04, 2021 04:27 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Forgiveness is so much easier on the soul than hatred.  Often our ill emotions hurt us far more than those we have them toward.

Dec 04, 2021 06:55 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathleen, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 04, 2021 06:55 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 Kathleen,
I love that you are aware of the miracles around us every day!  And, I love that we get to be the miracle in other people's lives, as we serve.

Thank you for this entry into our December Challenge.

Dec 05, 2021 05:06 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Reading about your chance encounter on December 3rd gave me goosebumps Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist. There is so much power in forgiveness and finding the strength to move on. It's a gift to oneself, and not only during the Holidays.

Thank you for joining in Kathleen. I truly appreciate your contribution!  

Dec 05, 2021 11:15 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I love this, Kathleen! Wonderful take on miracles and I share your belief that they can be found every month of the year - we simply have to pay attention.

I also love that you give back to those who take care of you all year. I think many people forget that small gift of gratitude is so very important.

I did chuckle that you buy your dentist chocolates for Christmas! I often share with my dentist that I find it hilarious that they keep chocolates by the coffee maker in their office!

Merry Christmas, my sweet friend (sister)! 🎄😘

Dec 21, 2021 10:01 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

My dentist confessed to me that he loves candy.  When he was a kid he ate sugar cubes. I thought it was funny too. It is a small office of three (the dentist, hygenist, and front office person) and they do appreciate knowing I am grateful Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Dec 22, 2021 08:40 AM