Be kind whenever possible...

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

"Be kind when ever possible. It is always possible" Dalai Lama

I have always believed, that  for every action there will be a reaction. Yes, the old physics philosophy for ever action there will be a cause and effect. I have always preached that if we treat people the right way, they will treat us back the same way.

Well, it has not always been the case in my life, nevertheless I continued not only preaching, but acting that way and hoping I am right.

In other words, I always tried to be myself. It is not easy at times to behave in situations when the other person well let me just be kind and acts like a ‘Jerk’. Now I am digressing, so with that said, let me get back to my point.

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We can always behave better in situations that we are comfortable with. If we are  a caring and loving person, it is easier to be kind.

Now with that said let me share with you this story. A couple years ago Diane and I have had a conversation with a person who would pull up on Sundays in front of our home and go through the Recycle Bin. He was very nice and kind and asked if we would be so kind and leave the Blue Bin in our driveway and he would be happy to pull it out once he got there. Keep in mind the recycle business is very competitive, we noticed at least 10 to 15 people going to those bins on Sundays.

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We graciously  complied, and interestingly we were worried when our “recycle guy” was running late and hoped he was well, and nothing happened to him.

 Fast forward to last Monday evening as our doorbell rang and both Diane and I were thinking who is at  our door, we were not expecting company.

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 I opened the door and there was our recycle guy. He had this plat in his hand, he tried to explain who he was, I knew right away and called Diane,

I told her she had company. She immediately went out and had a five-minute conversation, yes both were masked😊!

Our recycle friend wanted to thank us for letting him have all our weekly recycle items. Well, it turned out our neighbor across the street noticed that we would not put our Blue Bin out and this man would come and take it out for us. He had a conversation with him as well and now “our recycle friend” has a new customer too.

 He was very appreciative and wanted to thank us and gave us this present. My heart was warmed by this kind gesture, and it reassured my faith in mankind as well as my belief if you treat people the right way they will treat you kindly back.

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Wishing all who read this post a very productive week no matter what your business may be.

Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m) homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. Endre Barath, Jr. Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DRE#01238708

 

 

 

Comments (50)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  yes a road trip like yours really exposes you to what people are like... to share a story with you. When I was at Ft Benning, GA and drove home to see my parents in Connecticut as I was driving cross country people were so polite and nice as I got closer to CT I would stop in at a store and instead of being greeted kindly I got "What do you want??" I said to myself AH I am getting closer to home:))Endre

Jan 23, 2022 10:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  why am I not surprised that you would complete the sentence?:)) yes I knew you would, Endre

Jan 23, 2022 10:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Will Hamm  hence I had to share:)Endre

Jan 23, 2022 10:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  I am always working on it and funny  sometimes I am in the lead other times Diane so it all balances out when she wants to be mean I am kind and vice versa... Endre

Jan 23, 2022 10:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  loved your comment and indeed they did not have to do it, but oh boy how great it felt... reminds me of clients that write great reviews about us... we give every one the same 100%... not every one appreciates it enough to thank us, Endre

Jan 23, 2022 10:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  I find it can be contagious:) and yes surprises go a long way and are always appreciated... thank you for being a friend and the kind words, Endre

Jan 23, 2022 10:36 PM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Great story.  Kindness goes a long way.

Jan 24, 2022 05:35 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - What a beautiful orchid.  Karma is a two-way street.  Your story is very heart warming and reminds us all that there is a lot of good people in our world.  

Jan 24, 2022 09:26 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  no true treasures just as you stated "recycling materials, glass - cans - plastic -etc, that has recycle $$"

Jan 24, 2022 09:43 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home  thank you for stopping in and reading, glad you liked it, Endre

Jan 24, 2022 09:44 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  indeed it reminded me that there is still a lot of good people out there, sadly all we hear about the bad  ones.... Endre

Jan 24, 2022 09:46 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Endre - that is such a heartwarming story.  Dave Thomas of Wendys used to say just be nice.

Jan 24, 2022 10:24 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love it...

"Be kind when ever possible. It is always possible" Dalai Lama

And, I would expect nothing less from you & Diane - which explains why you two received the plant delivery. I'm happy for him that he has a new customer, thanks to you too. Goodwill has a way of duplicating if we allow it to! 

Hugs to you both...

Jan 25, 2022 09:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Grant Schneider  oh boy loved it, but it is at times difficult to do:)Endre

Jan 25, 2022 09:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS   we were thrilled when we found out he had a new customer our neighbor Pat is really kind... Diane & I need to learn from him...Endre

Jan 25, 2022 09:36 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You really don’t know what people are going through, so that’s the way to be

Jan 25, 2022 10:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura Cerrano always enjoy when you add to the conversation, hope all is well with you, Endre

Jan 25, 2022 10:44 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Kindness is meant to be reciprocated Endre, glad to know that some people will outwardly show their appreciation!

Jan 26, 2022 12:19 PM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Endre

You made my day. Didn't sleep at all last night and when I do so, my menieres acts up and this makes me dizzy. Getting old is not for sissies, cheers cvc

PS truly appreciate who you are and hope one to thank you in person

Jan 28, 2022 07:09 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

What a very nice story. And definitely a win win win outcome for sure

Feb 07, 2022 11:50 AM