Grateful, Proud, and Full of Joy

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Grateful, Proud, and Full of Joy


You know your cup is full when you find it difficult trying to choose a topic for the November 2022 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.  




This one was a no-brainer for me and I’m sure no surprise to you.  I am so GRATEFUL that our Houston Astros proved to be the champions we all knew they were.  Last Saturday they became the 2022 World Series Champions. 


 I am thankful for ActiveRain friends like Carol Williams, Dorie Dillard Austin TX, Hannah Williams, Will Hamm, and others who reminded me to breathe during the game!


I am PROUD at how the team and all of the fans showed that we can win and still remember our Texan/southern hospitality and manners. 


And finally, I am FULL OF JOY, like a proud mama watching her children play a game they love with so much fervor and still have fun while they do it. These players are the definition of teamwork, and that transcended beyond the field.  


For many years, football has been my #1  sport, NFL and college level. However, for the past few years, I’ve been less than enthusiastic about the NFL. I still love watching a well-played football game but so far, none has given me as much JOY as I received when I watched the Houston Astros. 


I’m not sure what will happen in the off-season. As we know, nothing stays forever.  However, I thank the Houston Astros for what they’ve given our city. 




This has been my second entry in the November 2022 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS. I hope you’ll share with us what you are grateful for!!!

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Comments (21)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Congrats to you and the Astro's. A special congratulation to Dusty Baker who exemplifies dedication to the sport of baseball. Enjoy the victory!

Nov 08, 2022 03:46 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Wayne Martin I was listening to Big Papi (David Ortiz) who said he would love to have played for Dusty Baker!

Nov 08, 2022 05:05 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I saw your Instagram the other day Kathy, and knew right away how excited you must be feeling after this win!

Nov 08, 2022 04:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 This city goes wild for its sports. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:07 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Well put!! We are so proud of the ASTROS! We were hanging almost off our seats a few times but they came through big time with style, heart and graciousness! Dusty Baker showed what determination and can-do attitude can do! Well done!!! They came to win and they did!!

Nov 08, 2022 04:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX it was fun texting back and forth. Larry said if we needed a mattress, we'd have bought one from Mattress Mack. Did you see his promotion? 

Nov 08, 2022 05:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I can imagine all Houstonites are proud of the Astros accomplishment.  I understand even schools are being let out to celebrate.

Nov 08, 2022 04:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat  As it happened, many of the schools were out on Tuesday because of the elections. The schools closed for the parade and I heard there were about a million there to watch it. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:19 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - congratulations.  As time seems fly by us so quickly, pre-season is likely not that far away.  

Nov 08, 2022 04:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Gearing up now for college hoops in the Streib household Michael Jacobs 

Nov 08, 2022 05:32 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Congratulations to you and your team, Kathy! I can tell how excited your are. I'm so out of it, I had no idea the World Series had ended or who had won!

Nov 08, 2022 04:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker We thank you for your support!!! You know much as I enjoy sports, I don't watch hockey or soccer. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I don't watch those sports either! :)  Ice skating and some tennis is about all I watch.

Nov 09, 2022 04:13 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Good morning Kathy Streib and glad you are grateful for the Houston team.  I don't monitor sports any more and yet appreciate those who do.

Nov 08, 2022 04:56 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith we are so happy!! As much as I like football, watching the NFL has been less fun each year. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:40 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I knew this post was coming! I'm glad your team won!

Nov 08, 2022 05:00 AM
Kathy Streib

You know me like a book Kat Palmiotti 

Nov 08, 2022 05:41 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

The best team did win today.  Did you know only two teams won two World Series in the past 10 years.  Your Astros, and MY Red Sox.  Happy Taco Tuesday, and DONT FORGET TO VOTE TODAY. bill

Nov 08, 2022 05:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley wow you know your sports...I did not know that. I learned a lot listening to our catcher, Martin Maldonado!!!  You kept saying that the Astros were going to win!!!!

Nov 08, 2022 05:42 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I loved seeing the Astros win and knowing how happy that would make you!  While the others were reminding you to breathe, I was reminding you not to curse, haha.

Nov 08, 2022 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Oh yes, Brian England You'd be very proud of me, only once did I curse for the last game. Every time I was a bout to, I'd see you shaking your head at me. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:43 PM
Brian England

That makes me feel good, I want to be a good influence!  I am very proud of you Kathy Streib!!! 

Nov 08, 2022 05:57 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 Kathy,
I'm happy for you and the Astros... and especially for Dusty Baker to finally get a World Series ring!

Nov 08, 2022 06:04 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams Thank you so much for keeping me calm!!!! I appreciate it. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:45 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I did watch. The Astros just had too much pitching. (and, of course, I loved watching the Phillies lose).

Nov 08, 2022 06:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Our bullpen is amazing!!!  As Dusty said...How about them Astros!"

Nov 08, 2022 05:47 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

How exciting. I'm excited for you. Congratulations to the Astros! 

Nov 08, 2022 06:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Sharon Tara My niece told me she loves baseball because she grew up watching the games with her grandfather. It reminded me that I did the same with my father. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:51 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib You know I would have loved for the Phillies to have won as my City was on fire with excitement . We were proud to have made it to #2 . I was very happy for you as I know how important it was to you and you are very important to me. See you later today at Zoom. Congrats my friend  😊 now football season 

Nov 08, 2022 09:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams honestly, I was happy that the Astros beat the Yankees  The Phillies are a good team that caught fire toward the end. Wait til next year!!!  Our NFL team is awful. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:54 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy I'm so happy your Astro's Won the World Series!  We enjoyed watching the game as well.  And holy smokes,that pitcher is amazing!  Very impressive team!

Nov 08, 2022 09:50 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker he is!  In fact our whole pitching staff is great. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:55 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy the celebrations.

We have seen much on the national news.

Have an outstanding week.

Nov 08, 2022 10:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley and thank you. We probably didn't get much press since we're Houston and not NY or Chicago. 

Nov 08, 2022 05:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy congratulations to you and Dusty Baker, not a fan of the Team and its sordid history but thrilled to see Dusty Baker win a World Series and a second one for you:)Endre

Nov 08, 2022 10:41 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Congratulations! I'm a baseball fan myself so I can imagine how excited you are!

Nov 09, 2022 07:53 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy your team had one heck of a year.  Know it is one to next year.

Nov 09, 2022 11:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, I thought I commented on this one, Kathy!! I remember thinking of you during the series and of course, when they won, I said, "My friend Kathy is probably hoarse right now - I'm so excited for her!" LOL

I know you're super excited your Astros won - and I don't blame you one bit! Congratulations!

Nov 26, 2022 08:08 PM