Heroes of a Different Kind ---Gary Woltal----And the Art of Woltalisms

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Well I hate putting people on a pedestal.....and I wouldn't want to place them up so high that its too easy for them to fall off.........or get a nose bleed, you know what I mean?  :-)......

But once in a while..............or on a whim and a fancy there comes along such a person.

I'm not sure if this is officially a "Them Them".........but ok we'll fly with that.....

Today Gary Woltal wrote a post about Heroes.....Heroes are Right Here in Your Own Backyard....and with the 'Cape' floating around in cyberspace,

                                                    

 

 

I decided to grab it and securely wrap it around........one of my favorite heroes here on Active Rain.

 GARY WOLTAL

Real Estate Agent: Gary Woltal - REALTOR® Dallas Ft. Worth  (Keller Williams Realty)                                     

                                                              

Gary was one of the first members I ever met on Active Rain.  I read his posts, and I was 'moved' 'touched' and 'inspired'.......and I've been reading them every since.

Oprah ends her O Magazine Column called "What I know for Sure"..........Well what I know for sure about you Gary............is that You're my Active Rain Hero!  And by judging the comments....I'm not the only one that feels that way about you (So Much for me being Special! :-)

I understand that 'heroes' mean different things to different people at different times - in other words its pretty subjective.....  Sometimes they're practically invisible and we don't even know who they were until they're gone.......... we feel their presence....but its like the wind and not always tangible. 

But when the day is long, and I finally get home and get a chance to put my feet up I know I can go to Gary's Blog and be refreshed....  

Not only is he a prolific writing/blogger of seriously committed proportions..........but as a commentator he outdoes himself.  I don't remember too many posts that I don't see his comments on.  And we're not talking about 'mamby pampby' posts like, 'good job'.......'enjoyed reading your post' or 'thanks of for sharing"......Typically its personal, perceptive, and makes you feel like someone has 'connected' with you in some meaningful way.

They say that one of man's biggest needs is to feel like we 'make a difference'.  I Just wanted you to know Gary - that you make a difference in a big Big BIG way!  :-)

 

 

                                                                                                 

                                                

 If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling property in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you're considering a career in Real Estate or would like more information about Keller Williams please give Liz  Moras a call!  Managing Broker and Team Leader - 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@shaw.ca    

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Rainmaker
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Liz Moras Migic
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Cathy Lee......I think he wrote........"What a Woman Wants..."....grin

Jul 31, 2008 05:11 PM #19
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Liz Moras Migic
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Laura.....you're welcome........I only have to read the comments in his posts to know how many people he 'touches'........so this is great...:-)

Jul 31, 2008 05:12 PM #20
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Gary......you're like a boomerang!....you must have some aussie blood...:-)them themming it right back!  :-)e

Jul 31, 2008 05:23 PM #21
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Marchel.......thats kind of a cool name..........well thats how I found you - from reading Gary's 'commenters'...........I figure if they like him, i'll probably like Them!  :-)

Jul 31, 2008 05:25 PM #22
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Liz, that is an interesting point that you and I share. Look at who comments on your favorites consistently. It's probably likely you will like those people too. That's how I found many in my circle.

I hope you are feeling better. I would have called you the other night but I actually had to turn in around midnight to get out on the road at 6 a.m. so that was not one of my getting out of the recliner at 3 a.m. nights. Hope the migraines settle down for you. Those can go on for 48 to 72 hours and are very debilitating.

Jul 31, 2008 05:49 PM #23
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Gary Woltal
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Liz, one other thing I wanted to thank you for is saying I make a difference. That key point has always been an objective of mine, so if I am in any small way doing that, I've made it. Thanks.

Jul 31, 2008 06:15 PM #24
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Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Liz, thank you so much for honoring Gary who has become such a good friend to so many of us.  He's very special.  You are pretty special too!

Gary... you deserve this honor as you honor us all, every day with your thoughtful comments and tender heart.

 

Aug 01, 2008 02:08 AM #25
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Jim Crawford
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Gary is a total breath of fresh air!  I love reading his comments, and Blogs, and better yet Gary is inspiring!

Aug 01, 2008 02:14 AM #26
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Liz, you are a special lady as Susan said, don't forget that.

Susan, I hope whatever I say has meaning to you. I keep trying to get better and as Liz said "connect." My perception is different from others as you might have noticed, so I offer that up as my gift to you. Thank you for your noticing me here in Liz' post. I think I am going back and hide under my rock now : )

And Jim, you always provide such great information about the industry and the Atlanta market. I enjoy every one of your blogs I read.

Aug 01, 2008 02:30 AM #27
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Gary - no problem, :-) one day we'll talk - often when i'm feeling le crappy I crawl into a hole and i'm not too talkative..:-)  Otherwise.......yes it is true, comments expose another world of people that you don't necessarily see on the 'dashboard'....I'm surprised actually how much more some people comment then post.

'Making a difference'......I'd like to be my motto....somewhere deep there's that craving for your life to have some signifiant meaning...........in this world its not always acknowledged..........so this can be a cool space.......especially when theres people like you...:-)

Aug 01, 2008 04:56 AM #28
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Susan I knew he was one of your fav's - I've seen your conversations...:-) Thanks you!

Aug 01, 2008 04:58 AM #29
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Jim............'breath of fresh air'.........I like that, and so true!  Thanks for visiting and commenting. :-)

Aug 01, 2008 04:59 AM #30
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Robert L. Brown
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A nice touch to honor someone with so much wit and wisdom.

Aug 01, 2008 09:04 AM #31
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Liz Moras Migic
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robert:  thank you...:-)  He certainly does doesn't he?  :-)

Aug 01, 2008 10:43 AM #32
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Sylvie Conde
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Liz, don't make me cry.  I've talked on the phone more with you in the last week than I have with my sisters in the last year.  You've become a great friend, and I only wish I was closer (km) to you... but I have every intention of seeing you soon... I'm trying to find the courage to get on a plane. :)

Aug 01, 2008 03:09 PM #33
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Sylvie....awhh...isn't that interesting how some friendships can develop so quickly...? Synchronicity.....i cried enough for both of us today - so no need...:-)...I have these little green pills I can send you for the flight over (placebo of course;;-)

Aug 01, 2008 04:43 PM #34
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Jo-Anne Smith
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Liz,

Gary truly is one of AR's finest heroes....just reading his posts sheds light on many things I ponder over and brings a smoother path my way. He's a perfect pick for the first in your hero series and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your commentary.

((-:
Jo

Aug 02, 2008 05:42 AM #35
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Liz Moras Migic
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Hi Jo-Anne - Haven't seen you in a while - hope all is o.k.?...kept looking for the 5 best things to do in the summer localism news review and never did see it........hope your summer is going well?  Yes it is amazing how Gary comes up with that stuff, sometimes 3-4 a day!  Thanks for stopping by and commenting...:-)

Aug 02, 2008 08:05 AM #36
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Jo-Anne Smith
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hi Liz,

I've been busy with mini-vacations and real estate and family stuff. Summer zips by so quickly and I like to make the most of it, especially in Ontario where we are surrounded by water and beauty.

I don't know why Bob hasn't written the newsletter that highlights all of the winning TOP 5 entries yet...I'll have to put a bug in his ear since this was his idea to begin with (the special newsletter, that is). Thanks for reminding me as I I don't receive all of the newsletters and wasn't sure if he had put one out yet or not.

I hope things are going well for you....I just finished watching a special documentary with David Suzuki and it was filled with images of BC....so beautiful!!

Jo

Aug 02, 2008 09:07 AM #37
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Jo-anne...I'm glad you're taking some time off.....and enjoying the summer......there is beauty all around and the summer slips by so quickly...Hmmm I think I'll have to try and squeeze in a couple of mini breaks in the next few weeks - I did have that one at Sun Peaks.....but it was a semi-working one........

As for the top 5....Bob's probably busy with the 'new localism' issues......or maybe it just slipped his mind.........Its a lot of work to put together one of those newsletters every day - maybe they should make it one a week! You take care of yourself - and talk again soon.:-)

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