July 2024 Challenge: Share Your Legacy In A Letter *

Education & Training with Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.

Debe Maxwell, CRS, and I are co-hosting the July Challenge. We are inviting you to write a letter.

Who doesn't love receiving a real hand-written letter? Imagine how amazing it would have been to receive a letter from a favorite grandparent or other beloved elder packed with their most interesting and profound life lessons and stories. Now is your chance to be that amazing grandparent (or awesome aunt, uncle, etc.) for the younger generation!

Our ActiveRain community is bursting with incredible experiences and wisdom that can seriously help younger people on their personal and professional journeys. By sharing our stories and lessons through a heartfelt letter, we can create a legacy of wisdom that will guide them toward a happy and successful future.

We all have a treasure trove of experiences, stories, and lessons that have shaped who we are. Each one of us has faced unique challenges and celebrated triumphs that have taught us invaluable lessons. Why not share these golden nuggets of wisdom with the young ones in your family?

Writing a letter to a younger family member isn't just about feeling nostalgic; it's a fantastic way to pass on insights that can help them build a fulfilling and successful life. Your advice on handling relationships, making smart financial choices, or finding a career path that sparks joy can be the guiding light they need.

Think about those pivotal moments in your life—the times when you learned something truly profound. Maybe it was a lesson in resilience, the importance of staying true to your values, or the power of kindness. These real-life lessons are powerful tools that can help the younger generation make smart decisions and build strong, positive relationships.

Whether straightforward or full of twists and turns, your career journey is packed with valuable insights. Perhaps you’ve learned the magic of networking, the importance of continuous learning, or how to balance ambition with patience. Sharing these lessons can provide a roadmap for young people eager to make their mark.

Reflect on your life's journey and pinpoint those key moments that taught you significant lessons. Think about the advice you wish someone had given you when you were younger. Be honest, authentic, and compassionate in your writing.

So, think of a special child, snuggle up to the keyboard, and start writing! You can make a lasting impact and help build a bright future for someone special to you. Let's reflect, write, and inspire the younger generations in their personal and business adventures. 

After you publish your letter here, consider sitting down with a piece of paper and a pen.    Handwrite that letter to a special young person that you would like to encourage, influence, and inspire.  You can leave a lasting legacy through your written words.

Rules of the Challenge to receive 1500 points:
*  300 words minimum
*  At least one graphic 
*  Reblogs do not count
*  Only original content. NOT AI generated
*  Put a link to your post in the comments section below

The Challenge begins on July 1, 2024, and ends at midnight (Pacific time) on July 31, 2024.

Posted by

Carol Williams

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Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless."

- Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting, and marketing consultant

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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

Hey Debe Maxwell, CRS 
Here is my entry into the Challenge.
The ABCs of Life: From A to Z

Jul 03, 2024 07:25 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

How on earth did I miss this notification, Carol Williams?!! I am going to have to just visit this post every day to check-in! LOL

Jul 08, 2024 08:19 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

It has been too long dine I participated in a challenge so this is the month!! My Unvle Bob needs a letter!

Jul 03, 2024 07:49 AM
Carol Williams

That's great, Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 
I'm sure you have a LOT to share!

Jul 03, 2024 08:05 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp
SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

What stories we can tell, when we put the pen to the well. I'm sure I can put a letter together. 

Jul 03, 2024 10:28 AM
Carol Williams

That's great, Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp 
I'm anxious to see your entry!

Jul 03, 2024 10:33 AM
Tracy Lee Parker
RE/MAX DFW Associates - Royse City, TX

My grandaughter is getting her Real Estate License! 

Here is my POST!

Jul 03, 2024 10:56 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Oh, I love your letter and love that your granddaughter aspires to be just like you, Tracy Lee Parker! I'm sure she'll get through her exams just fine. Keep us posted.

Jul 10, 2024 08:45 PM
Carol Williams

That's great, Tracy Lee Parker 
I bet she has a great understanding of what it takes, with you as her mentor.

Jul 03, 2024 03:54 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 sent me over. Here is submission to this decent endeavor

                                                             INNER...OUTER...& YOU

Jul 03, 2024 11:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Fantastic letter, Richie Alan Naggar! Loved it!

Jul 10, 2024 08:49 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Debe Maxwell, CRS a good woman

Jul 11, 2024 05:31 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Richie Alan Naggar 
I'll pop over and read it!

Jul 03, 2024 03:56 PM
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

It’s nice when a client writes you a thank you note for going the extra mile

Jul 03, 2024 02:32 PM
Carol Williams

How does this relate to our challenge, Edward Gilmartin ?

Jul 03, 2024 03:55 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Here we GO!!! Happy July 4th!!

Letter To Bob & Linda

Jul 03, 2024 08:33 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks for your entry, Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD 

Jul 05, 2024 09:42 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’ll definitely have to put some thought into it if I participate the way I can

Jul 05, 2024 12:06 AM
Carol Williams

We'll look forward to seeing your entry, Laura Cerrano! I'm sure you have a lot to share.

Jul 05, 2024 09:42 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

What an interesting Challenge. I am sure there will be some interesting, well worth reading, posts.

Jul 05, 2024 09:22 AM
Carol Williams

Hi John Juarez 
We look forward to seeing your entry, John Juarez.

Jul 05, 2024 09:43 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thank you Carol Williams and Debe Maxwell, CRS - here is

A Letter To My Granddaughter

Jul 05, 2024 11:19 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you for a wonderful entry, Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP 

Jul 05, 2024 11:26 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP

Carol Williams - you're welcome. 

Thanks for the July Challenge. 

Jul 05, 2024 11:53 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

My world became better when the boys were born and then the grands. Didn't think my heart could get any bigger or for my love to grow but it has, Carol! Will put some thought into this challenge and thank you and Debe for hosting.

Jul 05, 2024 01:15 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

I am confident your entry will be amazing, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Jul 10, 2024 08:56 PM
Carol Williams

We're looking forward to your entry, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I know it will be beautiful and fun.

Jul 08, 2024 07:18 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Carol Williams 

Since we have become 1st time grandparents in May of this year I have been thinking of doing something along this idea. Hopefully, I will be able to come up with something I like.

Jul 08, 2024 08:16 AM
Carol Williams

I'll look forward to your entry, Doug Dawes.

Jul 08, 2024 08:49 AM
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Myrtle Beach, SC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

After  a long absence, I am back and what better way to come back than to start with this challenge.

Jul 12, 2024 12:09 PM
Carol Williams

Thank you Jeffrey Richman 
I can't think of a better way for you to re-enter our world of blogging! Thanks for participating in this month's challenge.

Jul 12, 2024 12:15 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

I like this Carol Williams and Debe Maxwell, CRS and what a wonderful idea not only for a contest but for a worthwhile life event. I would have liked to have received a letter like that from my father. Jeff

Jul 13, 2024 10:32 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI 
I'll look forward to seeing your entry!

Jul 13, 2024 11:10 AM
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Great post!

Jul 13, 2024 03:06 PM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Ricardo Mello 
We hope you will participate in the Challenge.

Jul 13, 2024 05:07 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Carol and Debe - thank you for co-hosting this month's challenge. Here is my entry:  I Wonder About Legacy. . .

Jul 15, 2024 04:48 AM
Carol Williams

Thank you, Michael Jacobs. What a wonderful entry into our July Challenge.

Jul 15, 2024 06:49 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

You might think I had disappeared from the earth, right? Not yet, and here's my story for the July Challenge. 

Jul 15, 2024 07:56 AM
Carol Williams

Hey Aura Alex 
I have been wondering how you're doing. I'll pop over and read your entry. Yay!

Jul 15, 2024 08:08 AM
Shawn Krill
Best Homes Real Estate - Peoria, AZ
Shawn Krill, CPA

I started writing this as soon as you posted the contest but it took forever to figure out how to get pictures into my post.  Thanks to a lot of people I was able to determine Chrome woud not let me.  Anway here is the link to my letter.  Its a long one i warn you.

Jul 16, 2024 09:04 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Shawn Krill 
I can see why writing this letter has taken you so long. It's incredible and so are you!  Thank you so much for participating in this month's Challenge.

Jul 17, 2024 07:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

hi Carol and Debe- here you go... my July Challenge entry. 

Jul 18, 2024 10:35 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

LOVE your letter, Kathy - thank you for such a beautiful entry! 

Kathy Streib 

Jul 18, 2024 09:35 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carol Williams and Debe Maxwell, CRS - Here is my second entry for the July Challenge, written but not for additional points. 

There is Power in Self-Reflection.


Jul 19, 2024 04:10 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thank you, Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP! I'm off to read your post...

Jul 19, 2024 06:35 AM
Carol Williams

Thanks, Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP 
It was a great read.

Jul 19, 2024 08:23 AM