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Motivational Monday ~ We Are All Born to Help Others

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

I spent Saturday volunteering at such a worthwhile event for Gavin’s Gift of Grace. My dear friend lost her grandson Gavin in 2018 to SIDS. Her son, Gavin’s parents, Adam and Amy started a non-profit to help other families with the grieving process and to keep his name alive. It’s amazing to see all of Adam’s and Amy’s friends, relatives, their Moms and Dad’s friends, in fact the whole community, pitch in and work together.

When I came across these two quotes over the week-end, they really resounded with me:

“Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is…life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of you.” – Pope Francis

“Count your age by friends, not years, your life by smiles, not tears.” John Lennon

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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

Good morning, Dorie.
Pope Francis was right!
"life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of you.” – Pope Francis

Have a wonderful week!

Apr 29, 2024 06:26 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

God bless them, helping others.  

Apr 29, 2024 06:51 AM
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

Wonderful quotes Dorie that have so much meaning. Hoping all do their part in helping others!

Apr 29, 2024 07:12 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Very good quote by John Lennon. I just purchased a ticket for a local not for profit to help them in their fundraising efforts.

Apr 29, 2024 07:23 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Those are both wonderful quotes, i really like the one by Pope Francis. It is always satisfying to help others. I think that is why we as agents do what we do, because it is so satisfying helping others.

Apr 29, 2024 07:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Let's continue to spread love and kindness every day.

Have an outstanding week.

Apr 29, 2024 07:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- I love the quote by Pope Francis. It is true and makes you stop and think. We thrive when we help others. Otherwise, why are we here?

Apr 29, 2024 11:17 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie there is a lot of truth to this quote.  The natural tendency is to help others.

Apr 29, 2024 12:51 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I believe for many of us it is George Souto 

Apr 29, 2024 06:52 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, great quotes that mean so much and to live by each day!

Apr 29, 2024 03:08 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I believe they are too Joan Cox .

Apr 29, 2024 06:52 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

This is such a sweet post, Dorie! And Pope Francis is one of my favorite people on the planet.

Apr 29, 2024 06:38 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Patricia Kennedy. Pop Francis has so many fabulous quotes we need to take to heart

Apr 29, 2024 06:51 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh my goodness, I love this, Dorie! My favorite part of Lennon's quote is, "Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other.


Apr 29, 2024 08:57 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow what a post and yes we are all born the same way, we choose to help or not help others.... what a sad story about your friend losing their grand child... love your positive outlook about life Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Apr 29, 2024 10:03 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It always makes me feel good to help others, I can't even imagine losing a child, so very sad.

Apr 30, 2024 05:57 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Your words in this post provide a lot of truth and wisdom, Dorie.  I hope you are having a pleasant week.

May 01, 2024 08:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Clubgroup!  

May 01, 2024 08:43 AM