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Thankful Thoughts: ActiveRain’s November Gratitude Challenge 🍁🙌✍️

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Thankful Thoughts: ActiveRain’s November Gratitude Challenge 🍁🙌✍️


As Thanksgiving Day draws near, we're thrilled to kick off our annual tradition of gratitude posts and launch the challenge that has been a member favorite for years! We're all swimming in blessings, and it's the perfect time to share that thankfulness with the world.



Remember, gratitude is an energy that is contagious, and it's meant to be! Plus, when you join in on the gratitude challenge, ActiveRain is set to sprinkle a little extra thankfulness your way, in the form of bonus points, because we're super grateful for YOU!


Starting today, Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the floor is open for you to write your gratitude posts for this very special challenge. Instead of wrapping up the challenge on Thanksgiving, we're extending the gratitude all the way to the end of the month, November 30.


For every post that meets the challenge criteria, you'll bag an extra 500 points on top of the usual points you earn for your posts. Just make sure to include a photo or graphic to complement your message, and a minimum of 250 words per post to share why it's a blessing in your life.


Only one gratitude post per week will be given bonus points up to a total of 4 (4 posts, 1 per week) between 11/1 and 11/30. You pick the days you want to post.


Now, to get the bonus points, follow these simple instructions:

  • ONE Gratuity Post max per week (500 Points) - **If you post more than 1 in a week or say, all 4 on the last day, you will only be credited for one post!!
  • Up to FOUR total posts in November for bonus credit (11/1 - 11/30) but, feel free to share one each and every day for our reading pleasure!
  • A minimum of 250 words PER POST (Max 4 Posts)
  • At least one graphic PER POST
  • Please copy the links to ALL of your Gratitude Posts and post into ONE COMMENT in the comment section below.

    ***You won’t be able to edit your comment  to add all of your posts within the one comment so, please, add a ‘REPLY’ under your original comment.***


Bonus points will be awarded in early December - AFTER the challenge ends on November 30, 2023.


© Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | Savvy + Company | SavvyBroker@me.com | Thankful Thoughts: ActiveRain’s November Gratitude Challenge 🍁🙌✍️



Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-617-6375
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Debe Maxwell, CRS 
As always - thanks for all you do to keep our community going strong!
All the best - Lynn
Here is my entry for this Challenge - Thanksgiving - A Daily Occurance . 

Nov 27, 2023 06:37 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Loved this post and thank you for sharing your gratitude in this month's challenge, Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727!

Nov 30, 2023 08:52 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

This is my second entry into the November Challenge ...

How To Express Gratitude During Thanksgiving

Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Nov 27, 2023 10:33 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thank you again, Diana - fantastic post and definitely one that everyone needs to bookmark. 

Nov 30, 2023 09:29 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Debe - thank you for hosting November's challenge.  Here is my entry:   I Don't Remember Each Moment. . .

Nov 28, 2023 03:38 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Loved your post - and I have since (reading it) had conversations twice about purging and how to handle various collectables we have. Are any of them of ANY significance to our heirs? Do we purge now or later? 

So many questions in this very short life we live!

Michael Jacobs 

Nov 30, 2023 09:22 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - We should always be thankful. Thank you for the November 2023 Challenge. Below are my four entries:

2023 TX Rangers - We Are The Champions

November Challenge - Thankful I Am

I Am Thankful For My Sense Of Smell

I Am Grateful For All My Generous Gifts

Nov 29, 2023 05:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Wonderful entries, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP! What great shares in this month's challenge. We appreciate you!

Nov 30, 2023 09:51 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848
Nov 29, 2023 07:54 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

LOVED all 3 of your posts, Carla Freund! It is so obvious how important relationships are to you - family, friends & clients. You're certainly in the right business! Thank you for sharing you in our November challenge, Carla!

Dec 01, 2023 06:01 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you so much Debe! Yes, relationships are important to me.

Dec 08, 2023 05:51 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
Nov 29, 2023 10:44 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Kathy Schowe, you are so full of gratitude - I loved every one of your posts and so enjoyed getting to know you better. Thank you for sharing YOU in November's challenge.

Dec 01, 2023 07:21 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Here is my 5th entry to finish the fifth Thursday of November.

Weekly Gratitude Week 5 - Grateful for the Good Life

Below find my weekly posts for this challenge and again with thanks to Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Weekly Gratitude Take 1 The Handiworks of Mother Nature

Weekly Gratitude Take 2 Making Friends from Clients

Weekly Gratitude Take 3 - Broker Extraordinaire

Weekly Gratitude Take 4 - My Husband


Nov 30, 2023 07:48 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Hi Leanne Smith! I absolutely love that you took advantage of all 5 weeks to show your gratitude here in the Rain. I enjoyed all of your posts immensely and appreciate you so much for participating!

Dec 01, 2023 07:43 AM
Leanne Smith

Well it was weekly and I started on a Thor's Day.  I did enjoy participating as well, thank you for this opportunity.

Dec 01, 2023 09:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I was able to do three posts for the challenge:

The first was all about nature. The second was about family and friends. Then came a post about food.

And that's it for now!

Nov 30, 2023 11:05 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Loved ALL of your posts, Kat Palmiotti! Thank you again for sharing  your gratitude with us!

Nov 30, 2023 09:01 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
Nov 30, 2023 01:06 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Loved every one of your entries, Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754! Thank you so much for sharing more of you in November's challenge.

Dec 01, 2023 06:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debe:

Here's my 4th entry for the challenge:

Thankful for Living in Carlsbad


And here are the first 3:

Grateful for Vacation and Some Lessons Learned

Grateful for my Home

Always Grateful for our Cookie Making Tradition


Thanks for hosting such a fun Challenge!


Nov 30, 2023 05:35 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Loved your posts, Jeff! Thank you so much for sharing more of YOU with us here in the Rain. We are all so thankful to you for your dedication to this platform over the years. May you and yours have a lovely holiday season!

Dec 01, 2023 06:21 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for this wonderful challenge!   So great to see so many posts!  In the 11th hour, my post is complete! 

Gratitude for Rosalynn Carter Who Paved the Way

Nov 30, 2023 07:37 PM
Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS, thank you again for hosting the "Gratitude" Challenge. Per your instructions here are my 4 weekly gratitude posts all together and as a bonus I have added two additonal gratitude posts:
Comments (1)
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  I managed to get this post in under the radar:)) Thank you for the inspiration this makes it Four:)  https://activerain.com/droplet/HMsB

Nov 30, 2023 10:21 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Nov 30, 2023 11:53 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Aura Alex, WOW! Loved every single one of your posts. Thank you again for sharing AURA with us - you are certainly setting the bar high for retirees! 💛❤️💚

Dec 01, 2023 07:23 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hey Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - these are all 4 the same blog post - the last one, posted on 11/30! I know of two I read but, not sure what the other two were! Can you send me your links again? Thank you so much!

Dec 01, 2023 07:30 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

And, I don't think the short cut links are working - you'll have to take them from the top of each post (the url there).

Dec 01, 2023 07:30 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

I just sent you the links in my comment below. That happens when you wait until the last minute before the deadline. I appreciate what you do and so sorry for your extra work! 

Dec 02, 2023 04:50 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Endre Barath, Jr., sorry it took me until 12/1 to get to your last post! It was a month filled with amazing posts and I'm finally almost caught up! LOL Thank you again for participating in our November challenge - LOVED your posts!

Dec 01, 2023 07:44 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Thank you again, Bob "RealMan" Timm for sharing your gratitude in November's challenge!

Dec 01, 2023 07:54 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thankful For The Three Hour Difference







Thankful For Real Estate And HomeRome Realty







Thankful For My Radio Show







Share Your Gratitude


Dec 02, 2023 04:41 AM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri 314-775-2050 - Des Peres, MO

Debe Maxwell, CRS .

Here is my link:  November's Gratitude on Veteran's Day


Dec 03, 2023 04:07 PM