Thankful Thursday

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 AZ Broker BR030809000

 

Today is another day to be thankful for all the little and big things that life has to offer.  It's been a mixed bag this past few weeks with all the news coming out of Ukraine. We have so much and they are going through hell and back.  I had to turn off the news as I found myself focusing on what all those people are dealing with - it's unfathomable to me.  It sounds much like WWII - horrific.

 

After talking with a number of friends it turns out, they were feeling pretty much the same way. One of them had an excellent idea on how we CAN do something to help out.  Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher started a GoFundMe account that all the money raised goes to helping the people (not to salaries etc).  As of today they have raised $20M in a week and their goal is $30M.

 

If you are so inclined to contribute, here is the link.  Stand With Ukraine . Be sure to watch Mila and Ashton's latest video on the site .

 

May God Bless the People of Ukraine

 

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Comments (38)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kat Palmiotti. Mila was born in Ukraine and wants to do all she can for her people and they moved fast.  I am guessing the number of donations is much higher this morning.

Mar 11, 2022 09:45 AM
Aura Alex

Thank you for sharing the source of helping Ukrainians, Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker. Kudos to Mila, and I plan to help and do my part. I can't talk much about it (it hurts!) and want to do something. Today is the day. Thanks to you, Anna, for spreading this post.

Mar 12, 2022 09:55 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Agreed Michael Jacobs every day we can reach out with kindness in so many ways.  This is my way of reaching out by expressing my concerns for these people knowing full well many others are feeling the same way.

Mar 11, 2022 09:46 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

That is all our hope Brian England - God Bless Ukraine.

Mar 11, 2022 09:47 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi George Souto I for one am not into the celebrity world and never have been.  This stuck out to me as Mila was born in Ukraine  and loved to the US at a younger age and cares deeply for her country and people. She appears to be doing it our of sincere care and concern.  God Bless them all.

Mar 11, 2022 09:48 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel I 'borrowed' the photo from a friend of mine who's sending out beautiful photos every day in honor of Ukraine people. I hope this ends quickly too.  Another good charity I heard about this morning is Samaritans Purse.  I'm going to check that out as well.

Mar 11, 2022 09:51 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD it does feel good to help out in some way as it's such a helpless feeling knowing all this is happening to so, so so many people. I heard about Samaritans Purse this morning - that would be another good place to help out with contributions.

Mar 11, 2022 09:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The last couple years certainly haven't been easy, Anna.  And, it's simple little things that provide a little respite from wars, pandemics, inflation, which provide a glimmer of relief from all that.  For me, on this day, it's looking at your delightful picture up above with the field of sunflowers!

Mar 11, 2022 06:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Mar 11, 2022 06:21 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 Anna,
My "other mother" called me the other day and sounded very concerned when she asked me how I was. I told her I am fine but what is wrong? I could tell by her voice that she was distraught. She said she just wanted to be sure I was ok with "everything that is going on in the world." I told her she needs to quit watching so much news.  I try to stay informed but not overwhelmed. It's not always easy. She agreed I was probably right about the news. She is over 80 years old and I hate to see her spending these last years distraught over things she can't control. 

There are so many options to donate it's hard to know which ones are really legit. I would trust the Mila and Ashton fun to be used responsibly.

Mar 12, 2022 04:48 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi  Myrl Jeffcoat it is the simple things every day that can bring so much happiness.  I enjoy your posts about your outings to little towns, parks etc - and your food ones too!  I'm glad you enjoyed the pretty flowers!  Thanks for the feature in Old Farts Club!

Mar 12, 2022 09:02 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Carol Williams  I can imagine your 'other mother' watching too much TV news and it being overwhelming to her.  I know a few older folks that do that as well and there is always a crisis of some kind going on it seems.  The news that hit me was the bombing of the maternity hospital - unfathomable situation for those mothers and babies plus the staff.  I did turn it off and go about my day and simply said a prayer for them all.  Still doing that.   There is another charity Samaritans Purse that might be an honest one to donate too.  As for Mila - that fact that she was born in Ukraine she appears to have a strong desire to help her country people as does her husband. You know I'm not into the actor world and never have been.  This seems very different than all the other 'cr**) we've been hearing this past few years.

 

Enjoy the players golf game this weekend!

Mar 12, 2022 09:10 AM
Carol Williams

The weather has been an issue with the Player's tourney this week. They're hoping to finish by Monday!  Not sure how it's going to play out.

Mar 12, 2022 11:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The people of Ukraine are the victims of a ruthless power-hungry thug. They are giving it back though and that fighting spirit just might send him home packing. Even then, his days are numbered...he is clearly not a leader. Thanks for the link Anna and for this post!

Mar 17, 2022 12:58 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

The Ukraine was such a beautiful country before a tyrant tried to liberate it Anna, my heart is very sad 🙁

Mar 17, 2022 09:12 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thank you so much for sharing this link, Anna - and for sharing your feelings here. I have been feeling this way since this started. I was relieved to hear Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse (based out of NC, BTW), is fully engaged in relief for the poor folks of Ukraine. 

Mar 17, 2022 09:32 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Good Morning Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I am praying the people can hold out and get the thug out of their country.  It is tough to watch the continuous killing of innocent people.

Mar 18, 2022 08:55 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Good Morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I think most of us are very sad about this horrific war.  Senseless just senseless.

Mar 18, 2022 08:56 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Good Morning Debe Maxwell, CRS yes Samaritans Purse is an excellent provider of care and are doing so much inside Ukraine and elsewhere. They continue to do their good works.

Mar 18, 2022 08:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna loved your post and all I can say is too bad we are leaderless in this country, Endre

Mar 24, 2022 10:54 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. well you know how I feel about this whole mess.......nuf said.

Mar 25, 2022 10:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Anna.

It is good to see that 100,000 refugees from Ukraine will be allowed to come to our country. Many of them will need assistance.

Mar 26, 2022 07:32 AM