Acts of Kindness | Sharing Love & Joy This Holiday Season

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA DRE#01366594

Dr. Paul McDonald and Kathleen Daniels are co-hosts for the ActiveRain December challenge Acts of Kindness | Sharing Love & Joy This Holiday Season.  

The theme for this holiday season challenge is “Acts of Kindness”.  

There are three categories to choose from. 

  • Share an Act of Kindness of Someone You Know. 
  • Share One of Your Acts of Kindness.  
  • Share an Act of Kindness that You Witnessed. 


In each post:

(1) Identify the Act of Kindness.  Tell us what it was. This could be anything. A donation was made. An unexpected gift you received. Volunteering at a hospital. Volunteering at an animal shelter. You get the idea. 


(2) Tell us how it touched your heart.  How did it impact you? Did it inspire you to do something similar? It is a story you keep sharing over and over because it impacted you so deeply. Were you overwhelmed with tears of joy?  You get the idea. 


Those Darn “Rules”
Maximum of three (3) posts for points. Feel free to write as many posts as you are inspired to write to spread love, joy, and inspiration.  1,000 points for each post for a total of 3,000 points. You can write one post for each category, all three posts in the same category, or any combination, for a total of, three (3) posts. 

Re-Blogs DO NOT QUALIFY. 

The challenge begins on December 1, 2023, and ends on December 31, 2023, at midnight PST.  

  • 300 words minimum. The words must be your own words. Copy and paste of what someone else wrote does not qualify. 
  • At least one graphic, photo, or video
  • It must have a Feature Photo to be Featured (those are AR Rules)
  • Leave a link to all submissions in one comment on this post.
  • Points will be awarded no later than January 15, 2024.

Let's have fun and light up the World, as we share the Love & Joy in Acts of Kindness this Holiday Season. 

🌲💗🌲💚🌲

 

 

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Comments (70)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Here is my third act of kindness   https://activerain.com/droplet/HNX8

Dec 23, 2023 08:32 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Will Hamm 

Dec 23, 2023 11:09 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Love that you took your own time to help someone else who was down.

Jan 02, 2024 06:18 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathleen and Dr. Paula McDonald - I know you are continuing to keep track of this month's challenge submissions.  However, I haven't previously placed my entry on this post as a comment:  As Good As It Gets. . .

Thank you for hosting as I cross the t's and dot the i's.  👨‍🎓

Dec 23, 2023 02:20 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Michael Jacobs for crossing the t's and dotting the i's.

Thank you for your participation. 

Merry Christmas! 

 

Dec 23, 2023 03:23 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Thanks for posting this here. Hope you are off to a great 2024!

Jan 02, 2024 06:21 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

I keep trying to comment here and they disappear. My apologies if they all suddenly show up. So strange.

Jan 02, 2024 06:45 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  finally I got to write a post , now with that said this is my first contribution to a wonderful challenge hope I get to write more I would have been remiss if I did not participate in this one....https://activerain.com/droplet/HNYp

Dec 23, 2023 04:23 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr. 

Dec 24, 2023 09:55 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

I am finally getting to the comments. Sometimes it just takes a little time. Something we all need more of! :) Happy 2024!

Jan 02, 2024 06:30 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

Act of kindness giving to others what they need 

a small act 

Dec 23, 2023 07:53 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Miss Hannah Williams 

Dec 24, 2023 09:55 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

I love this post so much. We can all pass along much-needed items to those who need them.

Jan 02, 2024 06:25 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

My third and final entry: RSVP For Acts of Kindness

Thank you for this challenge, it made me revisit things I'd forgotten about...good stuff!

Dec 24, 2023 09:14 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets for fully participating in the December challenge.  Good to know it was a good experience for you! 

Merry Christmas! 

 

Dec 24, 2023 09:41 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

                          Merry Christmas!

 

Dec 24, 2023 10:03 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Thank you for this submission. Keep us posted about getting this program included in your local board. Stay with is.

Jan 02, 2024 06:28 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Happy 2024! Thank you for participating in this last challenge of 2023.

Jan 02, 2024 06:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist -thanks for cohosting the December challenge. Below are my entries.  

https://activerain.com/droplet/HNdg

https://activerain.com/droplet/HNQ5

https://activerain.com/droplet/HP7T

Dec 26, 2023 12:45 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello, Wayne Martin thank you again for your amazing Kindness shares and for your full participation in the December challenge. 

Dec 27, 2023 09:25 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Wayne, I just read through all three of your submissions. Each one is truly a life-lesson. Thank you.

Jan 02, 2024 06:36 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I covered a few topics on this challenge but this one should qualify for 

  • Share One of Your Acts of Kindness.  

https://activerain.com/droplet/HPbb

 

This inspires me to write the other two next and I will post them here when I do.

Here is #2:  Sharing an Act of Kindness of Someone You Know

https://activerain.com/droplet/HPbv

 

Here is #3: Share an act of Kindness that you witnessed

https://activerain.com/droplet/HPbS

Dec 27, 2023 07:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Jim Paulson we appreciate your participation.  

Dec 28, 2023 08:57 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Thank you for these three submissions. Each one is unique and creative. Happy 2024!

Jan 02, 2024 06:41 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Hi Kathleen, a most perfect challenge for December. Per your instructions, here are my three joy in giving entries in this one post comment. Jeff 😀

1. Let there be LIGHT! Sharing Joy Love Kindness in Phoenix

2. Joy of Giving A Gift When You Have No Money

3. Alexa, A Gift of Joy For Senior Citizens

Dec 28, 2023 10:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI for your full participation in the December Kindness Challenge.  

I am heading over now to read your third entry. 

Dec 28, 2023 11:07 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Oh, Jeff. I just read through your three submissions. What a treat. Thank you and the last one really touched me about the Alexis idea. Very cool. 

Jan 02, 2024 06:49 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen and Paula thank you for hosting this challenge, it was very appropriate for this time of the year.  Below are my three entries.

"Helping Hand In Time Of Need"

"Neighborly Acts Of Kindness"

"ActiveRain Members Acts Of Kindness"

Dec 28, 2023 01:29 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, George Souto for your full participation in the December Kindness Challenge.  

Dec 29, 2023 08:18 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Loved all three of your posts. I especially like the one about Craig Daniels. He truly is a helping hand here in the Rain.

Jan 02, 2024 06:57 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist and Dr. Paula McDonald,

Thank you for hosting this wonderful challenge.  I have enjoyed reading the blogs.  

Here are my three entries.

  1. When Life Gives You Lemons…

 2. The Mystery of the Christmas Bush on Interstate 17 in Arizona

  1. Throwback Thursday  - Volunteerism - Donating Time, Goods, Services

 

Dec 28, 2023 06:57 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Love all of your submissions. Thank you for taking the time to write these. Hugs to you in 2024.

Jan 02, 2024 07:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Kathleen and Dr. Paula McDonald 

Thank you for a wonderful challenge and for inspiring so many beautiful posts.

Here are my 3 entries:

1. Our Christmas Tree and an Act of Kindness

2. Post-Surgery Kindness

3. 3000+ Acts of Kindness from Boston to New York City

Jeff

Dec 28, 2023 10:33 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS for your full participation in the December Kindness Challenge.  

Dec 29, 2023 08:27 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Jeff, all three submissions were spot on. Blessings to you this 2024!

Jan 02, 2024 07:19 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Dec 28, 2023 11:18 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you Miss Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 for your full participation in the December Kindness Challenge.  

Dec 29, 2023 08:44 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Margaret, great submissions for this challenge. You are an inspiration to us all here in the Rain.

Jan 02, 2024 07:23 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In support of Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist and Dr. Paula Macdonald kindness, here is my entry

                                              THE TRUE COIN of THIS REALM

Dec 29, 2023 10:25 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Great seeing your submission. Best wishes for an excellent 2024!

Jan 02, 2024 07:25 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  here is my second contribution to your wonderful Active Rain Challenge, was not sure if I would make #2 well here it is  https://activerain.com/droplet/HPDn hope you like it, Endre

Dec 29, 2023 09:57 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr. I do like it. 

Dec 30, 2023 08:38 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

You hail from a beautiful county! Loved this submission. Thank you.

Jan 02, 2024 07:28 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
Dec 30, 2023 10:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 thank you for your full participation in the December Kindness Challenge.  

Dec 30, 2023 11:12 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Ed, I just read through all of your posts. I was especially moved by the last entry. So sorry for your wife's loss all of those years ago.

Jan 02, 2024 01:16 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

12-31-2023 UPDATE:  AR is incredibly wonky and unresponsive today.  For that reason, challenge posts published at Noon PST today, may not be read with comments until next year.  

This too shall pass. 

Thank you for your patience. 

Dec 31, 2023 11:50 AM
Gloria Todor

Yes I know what you mean.  I hope I made it in time!!

Dec 31, 2023 02:21 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald

I was experiencing strange things as well. When I would write a comment, it wouldn't show up. So, I would write another one, and then bam - there were both of my comments. Thought I was losing my mind.

Jan 02, 2024 01:17 PM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Kathleen and Paula for hosting this challenge.  I will now have to read all the other offerings. 

Happy New Year to both of you. 

Here are my offerings:

Kindness on The Schuylkill Expressway

Scarves for the Homeless

Thanksgiving Giving

Dec 31, 2023 02:17 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Gloria Todor - you made it in plenty of time. I've read all your posts and commented by keeping up a good fight with the server (LOL).  

Thank you for participating in the December Kindness Challenge! 

Dec 31, 2023 03:01 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Hi Gloria. These were three, beautiful submissions. Thank you so much and Happy New Year.

Jan 02, 2024 01:24 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Here are my two entries.  Happy New Year everybody!  

What a difference a teacher can make

A Snowy Winter Day to Remember

Dec 31, 2023 05:11 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES - thank you for participating in the December Kindness Challenge.  I like both entries and would love it if you would write one more.  You have six hours to do so 🤗

Dec 31, 2023 05:46 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald

I just read both entries. Love the kindness that you shared with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to write these.

Jan 02, 2024 01:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Here is my contribution to this wonderful Challenge call it #3:) Happy New Year to you

 

https://activerain.com/droplet/HPRd

Dec 31, 2023 10:50 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr. - all of your contributions are appreciated. 

Jan 01, 2024 09:29 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

I've commented on your post and for the life of me, cannot imagine why you said what you did,

"Some of you might have noticed, that she is the team player in this hosting, something must have happened to  Dr. Paula McDonald clearly very important, not to be on the platform for 31 days, hope all is well with her and her family.

 If you were truly concerned with me, why not simply pick up the phone, send a text, or perhaps a private message? This comment in this post regarding kindness doesn't appear to be very kind at all. I am baffled. 

No one has any idea what is going on in another person's life. 

Jan 02, 2024 01:32 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

IT IS A WRAP! 

Thank You Everyone! 

We Appreciate YOU!

Happy New Year!

🍾🥂

 

 

Jan 01, 2024 10:23 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Thank you, my dear co-host! You are a true friend and have a heart of gold.

Jan 02, 2024 01:33 PM