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This Week…Hope and Joy Celebrated

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This Week…Hope and Joy Celebrated


When I think about Easter and what it means to me, two words come to mind…HOPE and JOY.

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henry Matisse

Easter is a holy holiday but it is also a time to celebrate. We celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

For me, it is about HOPE. We hope for better days to come. I cannot imagine living without the belief that better times were ahead of us. 


Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.

N.T. Wright

Many of us will spend Easter Sunday in church…with our families and friends…and of course…the annual Easter egg hunt!


Easter egg hunts are proof that children can find things when they really want.  Unknown

However you spend Easter Sunday, I hope you are where you want to be, with the people you want to be with. I wish you an Easter basket full of JOY and HOPE!

The great gift of Easter is HOPE. 

Basil C Hume

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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

Kathy,  Easter's like this giant burst of possibility and happiness that just fills everything up with good feelings!

Mar 30, 2024 05:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I love the way you describe spring...a giant burst of possibility and happiness. It's so true. 

Mar 30, 2024 04:52 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hope is a good thing to have and it will certainly keep us moving on in life.   I had hoped that Arizona would win the championship this year, but that hope is gone, haha.

Mar 30, 2024 05:38 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England I took AZ pretty far too...and I am bummed about last night. UH lost Shead early on. 

Mar 30, 2024 04:53 PM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Happy Easter!!

Mar 30, 2024 06:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Elliott Wishing you a very Happy Easter as well. 

Mar 30, 2024 04:54 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - Happy Easter Weekend.  I certainly found some specialness in the words you shared today.    

Mar 30, 2024 06:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs love the word "specialness" and speaking of special...Happy ActiveRain anniversary. 

Mar 30, 2024 04:55 PM
Michael Jacobs

Thank you, Kathy Streib 

Mar 30, 2024 04:57 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

So sorry for your Houston Cougars, I had them winning the whole thing next week here in Phoenix.  Oh well, on to next year. #Marchmadness 

Mar 30, 2024 06:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you. I did take them in one of my brackets but in my heart, I didn't think they had a chance. Oh well. On to baseball. 

Mar 30, 2024 04:56 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Kathy Streib Hope is one of the words I think of when I think of Jesus. Can you imagine a life without hope? 

Happy Easter!

Mar 30, 2024 06:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Carla Freund I cannot. When you take Hope away from anyone, you might as well have take life away from them.

Mar 30, 2024 04:57 PM
Carla Freund

So true Kathy!

Mar 31, 2024 09:04 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kathy, Hope is a huge one for me these days, and thank you for this little Easter gift. And have a wonderful day!

Mar 30, 2024 07:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Patricia Kennedy I'm happy about that for you. Have a beautiful Easter!!! I can't wait for your presentation. 

Mar 30, 2024 05:00 PM
Tracy Lee Parker
RE/MAX DFW Associates - Royse City, TX

Hi Kathy! Great Easter message ! HOPE your weekend is filled with blessings! 

Mar 30, 2024 07:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Tracy Lee Parker Thank you!!! Hope is as important to us as air and water. Happy Easter. 

Mar 30, 2024 05:07 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Kathy.

Have an outstanding Easter weekend. 

Mar 30, 2024 08:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I wish you and Chef Dolores a very Happy Easter. 

Mar 30, 2024 05:08 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hope and Joy. Can't imagine life without both!

Have a wonderful weekend, Kathy & Larry.

Mar 30, 2024 08:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams those are two of my favorite words. We live a quality life because we have hope for the future. Happy Easter

Mar 30, 2024 05:09 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy you always come up with great information to share with us here in the Rain,  Happy Easter.

Mar 30, 2024 09:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will Hamm That is so sweet of you! Thank you. Thanks for commiserating with me last night during the game. 

Mar 30, 2024 05:09 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib, my dear friend, may hope and joy fill your home and heart. Happy Easter 

Mar 30, 2024 12:51 PM
Kathy Streib

Hannah Williams Grateful is another favorite word. And...I am grateful to call you Friend. 

Mar 30, 2024 05:10 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy tomorrow will start out in church and followed by taking my wife out to lunch.

Mar 30, 2024 01:25 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Easter. I've been busy preparing for Easter lunch and the traditional egg hunt along with 30 guests. 

Mar 30, 2024 05:12 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We will go to brunch and might play golf and if the time is right, Mike might play the Easter Bunny on FaceTime for the grands! Am praying for better days ahead as well, Kathy. Happy Happy Easter to you, Larry and your guests!

Mar 30, 2024 07:14 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Kathy,

I'm back in time to spend Easter with my family. We will go to church in the morning, enjoy brunch at my daughters house and then the Easter Egg Hunt! I'm looking forward to it..I do feel blessed.

Mar 30, 2024 07:37 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a lovely post Kathy Streib  sadly I have started to dislike the word "hope" thanks to a certain president... now with that said wishing you a very Happy Easter, Endre

Mar 30, 2024 10:22 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Happy Easter Kathy. I hope and Larry have enjoyed this special day.

Thank you for your thoughtful, and hopeful, post!


Mar 31, 2024 04:56 PM