This Week…It’s All About Us

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This Week…It’s All About Us


Ok, this is a shameless plug for this month’s May ActiveRain Challenge…Getting to Know You that Carol Williams and I are hosting. We’re having so much fun reading all of the posts, we want more!!!

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.  Margaret J. Wheatley

The posts I’ve been reading have reminded me of what a special community ActiveRain is.  It’s been fun learning that Jim Paulson attended kindergarten in Saigon or that Beth Atalay has a strong sixth sense!  I want to know more about Jim and Beth.


We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.  Herman Melville

I’ve never met either Jim or Beth but I feel like I know them. They are a part of the community. 


That’s the wonderful thing about this Cyber neighborhood. Just like the actual neighborhoods we live in, we support each other when it is needed. 


The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. Coretta Scott King


We cheer each other on with each new listing. If you have a question about a new computer program or a question about a transaction, this cyber neighborhood is there to offer help.



Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy, and mutual valuing. Rollo May

Getting to know the other members at ActiveRain is what elevates this from being just a blogging platform to the caring and nurturing group that it is. 


Where would we be without that sense of community…of belonging?  



Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together. Paul Ryan


Have a glorious weekend!


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Comments (29)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I like those wise words from Melville, Kathy.  We are, as everything is in nature, very interconnected.

May 14, 2022 10:59 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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May 14, 2022 11:00 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

OK I did it. I didn't think I would find the time, but I needed a distraction today. 

Great quotes, as usual, Kathy!

May 14, 2022 12:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley I'm so glad you have!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed them. 

Grant Schneider I agree and it makes us think about ourselves as well while we try to answer the questions. 

May 14, 2022 12:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin I agree...we can embrace it or try to fight it.  Change is always happening. 

I agree Nina Hollander, Broker When Sharon Tara and I met, it really was like meeting someone I'd known for years. 

May 14, 2022 12:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England it really would be fun to hear from all of the members!  

Leanne Smith I'm loving it!!! It's really fun to read the posts. b

May 14, 2022 12:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Will Hamm just write down the first thing that comes into your mind!

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I'm glad that you're enjoying them!  They're fun, arent' they!

May 14, 2022 01:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Carol Williams this is not like other platforms and it is so because of the members. 

Myrl Jeffcoat that is a favorite quote of mine!!! Thank you for the feature in your gourp. 

May 14, 2022 01:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Sharon Tara I can't wait!!!!  Heading there now...Thank you!!!

May 14, 2022 01:05 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

ActiveRain is an amazing community of awesome people!  And I too have totally enjoyed reading more about so many AR members.  Bring on more posts folks!

May 14, 2022 01:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I too have enjoyed reading all the posts and have finished my answers.  Now I just have to get some pics and create the post.

May 14, 2022 02:31 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you are right it has been fun reading things about other members I had no idea of.

May 14, 2022 03:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It has been FUN reading about fellow members, it creates familiarity, which does have the letters family within it! Thanks for the inspiring post Kathy, much appreciated.

May 14, 2022 04:05 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Streib 

I love this post and your shameless plug for this month's challenge.

'Getting to know the other members at ActiveRain is what elevates this from being just a blogging platform to the caring and nurturing group that it is.''


May 14, 2022 04:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I talked with Beth a few times and I can confirm she does have that special skill... true to her word, Endre

May 14, 2022 11:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Kathy.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 15, 2022 04:36 AM
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

This has been  a fun challenge, I have been poking my head into the Rain almost every morning for over 14 years, and now getting to learn about some of the people I have followed for years has been eye-opening to say the least.

May 15, 2022 05:52 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

This was such a fun challenge, for writing as well as reading. Our community is so special in many ways, and it's been wonderful to learn more about so many people who are here and participating!


May 15, 2022 01:01 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I want to read more about the years that Brian England spent as a famous male model

May 15, 2022 08:17 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I never mind  anyof this at all because it helped me gets no new people and get to hear some do ideas!

May 15, 2022 09:25 PM